If This Then That, or IFTTT for short, is a Web app that lets you create automated tasks that are linked to a variety of online channels. For example, I use IFTTT to automatically send every new post on The New York Times‘ After Deadline blog to my Readability queue. To do this, I had to create a task that specifies the After Deadline feed as a trigger and the Readability read-later function as the corresponding action. Triggers works pretty much in the same manner, except that it involves the iPhone’s physical input/output channels rather than online ones.
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As you can see in the above promotional video, you can use the app to set a certain sound level at which an email will be sent notifying you that your toast is ready. I think it’s rather silly — borderline Rube Goldberg silly — to have to rely on an email just to be informed that your sliced bread for the day has already popped up from the toaster. But I admit that it’s a nice way of showcasing what the app is capable of. This tasty trigger-action combination, dubbed “Toast Detector,” is actually one of the app’s task templates. Other templates include “Sound to Light” and “Motion Sensor,” which are also highlighted in the video.
Triggers in the App Store: $3.99. The look on your face while eating a perfectly heated toast: priceless.
Via: The Next Web