Category Archives: Gadget

IFTTT update: Voice, sleep, smart cities, TV, & more — new on IFTTT

2018 kicked off with a bang and we could not be more impressed with the lineup of new apps and devices that made their way to IFTTT. 

Smart devices continue to impress

It’s absolutely incredible how far smart devices have come in such a short amount of time. They’ve only become more valuable for our daily routines and we’re blown away. Microsoft’s Cortana entered the voice assistant ring, TiVo gave new meaning to "remote control," and Noon Home debuted its spin on connected-lighting, targeting your light switch. 

iHome EnhanceSmarTap ShowerAirthingsNexx GarageWiser HeatmydlinkLiebherrHive Active PlugiDrateGuardzillaELA Smart LightingMerossPowered by Viva, and coqon each offer awesome new solutions for your home — be sure to check them out, too.

Nokia Sleep introduced a sleep sensing and automation pad that is pretty darn cool. And Moodo is one to watch… err, we mean smell — it’s a smart home fragrance box!

One smart city, one smart gird, and of course, Ethereum

The beautiful City of Edmonton in Alberta, Canada, became the 3rd smart city on IFTTT. OhmConnect is on a mission to help you save and earn $$$ for your reduced energy usage. Definitely check out TxHash if you’re trading Ethereum or interested in the blockchain.

Accessibility appliances, unique networks, and physical computing

tecla is a phenomenal accessibility service, offering people with limited upper-body mobility the ability to interact with their devices and appliances. Orion’s smart tools, Everynet’s LoRaWAN products, and GraspIO’s Cloudio board round out our recent service launches of 2018.

Interested in seeing your service on IFTTT? Visit the IFTTT Platform to learn how to build, and get started. 

IFTTT update: “Hey Cortana,” welcome to IFTTT

IFTTT is no stranger to voice assistants. In fact, Applets are one of the most popular and powerful ways for people to personalize and enhance how they use their voice assistants.

Today, we are thrilled to announce that Microsoft’s Cortana is now on IFTTT and to welcome new communities of voice users to the flexibility of Applets. Available as a mobile app, Windows 10 app, and speaker — Cortana is ready to help wherever you go.

Get started on your chores without lifting a finger.

Tell your lights exactly what you want them to do.

Control your television and send messages to loved ones.

Your vocabulary is the limit! Connect Cortana to IFTTT and immediately open your voice assistant to over 550 apps and devices. You can learn more about Cortana here.