IFTTT—or “If this then that”—is a web service that requires no introduction. However, if you’re still unaware (seriously?) of what it does, it lets you create “recipes” that trigger certain actions. For instance, you can create a recipe that sends out a tweet to your account whenever a new post is published on AppleTell.
The service has a dedicated app for iOS devices that lets you use the service on your iPhone. Recently, the service updated the app with support for iPad along with a bunch of new features to the iPhone version. One of the most important of these is the notifications channel, which lets recipes send out push notifications to your iOS device for any recipe. For instance, you can set up a notification if any app says its going to rain or snow the next day.
There’s also a photo trigger as well as new recipe collection to give you a list of things you can do with the service. Photo Triggers work as you’d expect on the iPhone; you can save a photo you take to your Dropbox account, for example.
Here’s the complete change log per iOS App Store:
- iOS Notifications Channel
- iOS Photos Trigger that works when you’re in a specific area
- New Recipe Collections to inspire how you IFTTT
- Did we mention the iOS Notifications Channel? Control your Notification Center!
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