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iDevices + IFTTT = Smart Home Simplicity


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Looking to do even more with your smart home? The holidays are here and we’ve got a little gift — the iDevices service is now available on IFTTT.

IFTTT you’re not aware (sorry, had to do it), IFTTT stands for “if this, then that.” It’s a free app that allows you to connect hundreds of different apps and products that normally don’t talk to each other. Click here to visit the iDevices page on IFTTT. 

What's IFTTT?

IFTTT stands for “if this, then that.” Below are brief details on how IFTTT works; click here to start exploring the app. 

Each company, product or app that’s partnered with IFTTT is called a “service.”

- Services feature “Applets,” which users can turn on to get more from their favorite services.

- Applets follow “if this, then that” logic; if a specified trigger occurs, then a specified action is taken.

- Every service has a page on IFTTT where you can see, turn on and create Applets.

- Each service can have triggers, actions or both. A trigger can set off an Applet, while an action is something that occurs because an Applet has run.

- IFTTT allows you to create your own Applets using your favorite services. Click here to see the 600+ services available on IFTTT.

We've Got Applets

To get you started, we’ve already created several Applets. Below is a sampling of our favorites. We’ll be releasing new Applets often, so make sure you’ve registered to receive email updates at the bottom of iDevicesinc.com:

Turn off when I leave

Are you forgetful in the morning, especially pre-coffee? This Applet is for you. Set your iDevices smart switches and outlets to turn off when you leave a specified area, like your home. The official term for this is geo-fencing, but let’s just call it convenient.

Turn on at sunset

What’s better than watching a beautiful sunset? When your lights automatically turn on as soon as the sun dips below the horizon. This is a perfect Applet for holiday lights and outdoor accessories connected to the iDevices Outdoor Switch.

Adjust brightness at a specified time

Ease into the night by having your Dimmer Switch adjust to a lower level at the same time every day.

Turn on when temperature rises above

It’s getting hot in here…so turn on the fan.

Turn on when temperature drops below

Baby it’s cold outside…so turn on the space heater. 

Start Creating 

The best part about IFTTT is the ability to create custom Applets. You can use IFTTT to connect your iDevices products* to a variety of popular apps, as well as other smart home products like cameras, environmental sensors, blinds, and door locks. IFTTT is a whole new world of smart home simplicity. Try it out and share your Applet ideas with us on Facebook or Twitter, or by emailing marketing@idevicesinc.com.

Resources

A few helpful links to get you started on IFTTT:

Click here to visit the iDevices page on IFTTT. 

Click here to learn how to connect your iDevices products to IFTTT. (Make sure you update the iDevices Connected app) 

Click here to learn how to use iDevices products with IFTTT. 


* The iDevices Thermostat and customizable LED nightlights on iDevices products are not currently compatible with IFTTT. Both will be added soon; register your email at iDevicesinc.com > Stay Connected, to receive alerts.