The Cloud or local?
What is IFTTT?
My if this then thats
- Android: The Android channel lets you do several things. Like using Android wear, Android location, Android SMS, Android Phone, Android Device, Android photos and Android notifications. So with this channel i am storing all incoming and outgoing SMS and phone calls in a Google Drive Spreadsheet. I am using my LG G Watch to trigger triggers and using my Android device to trigger triggers based on my location.
- Pushover: This channel allows me to send notifications to all my devices. I have programmed my HC2 to send all notifications through the Pushover service. The IFTTT service allows me to push notifications from all this channels to all of my devices. An example of this is if my Nest Protect detects carbon dioxide it will notify me with a high priority alert on all my devices, this alert bypasses the phones volume setting forcing an audible alarm i have to accept before it stops. This feature is another reason why i am not only using Fibaro's own notification service.
- Netatmo: Netatmo lets me send pushover notifications or give me a daily digest of the forcasted weater or live weather report of my devices. This can be if the oxygen level in the living room is to low or if the Netatmo rainsensor has detected rain outside.
- Life360: This allows me to track my family members and allowing me to create triggers based on this. Now i must emphasise that this is not a function for tracking down my wife it is just an easier way of beeing able to Arm and disarm the alarm at home based on our location. So if i am the last family member leaving the house the alarm will activate. The first member to get back home will automatically disarm the alarm and let us all know we are home. I have set up Tasker for Android to arm and disarm the Alarm based on the pushover message that is coming through.
- Flower Power: I just recently bought myself a couple Parrot Flower Power's. Theese track you plants health, indoors or outdoors. So if i have forgotten to water my plants i can have a notification sent to my phone, or even my wifes phone as she is the one doing it :)
- Dash: A while back i bought a couple of OBDII Bluetooth adapters for my cars. Just recently i discovered this app. It allows me to add my cars to the app and it will log my trips and my drip details in the app. The IFTTT service enables me to recieve a notification everytime one of my cars have turned on or off the ignition or save details about the trip to a Google spreadsheet, Distance traveled, fuel consumption and so forth. Now this may seem strange but i know there are people out there that actually log this manually so there is one purpose of it the other is teeing it in with my home automation, making the garage door open or similar.
In general the possibility with the channels on IFTTT are endless, they allow you to automate just about everything. And i hope that in the years to come we will see more dumb things become smart, allowing me to get dumber.