04-12-2012 08:30:53 AM
I have been dabbling with a new free service called "ifttt." Which stands for "If This, Then That." It is presently in beta and gives you ten different actions to monitor across 35 so called channels (Facebook, Twitter, RSS feeds, evernote and so on).
It seems really cool. You set a condition (has anyone tagged me in a photo in Facebook, is it supposed to rain tomorrow, is the stock "IBM" rising, does Slickdeals have deals on Cookie Cutters) and then a result (send me a text message, post to Twitter and so on).
I'm probably not going to be that good at writing the "recipes" but since there are many out there, you can use them as is or edit to suite your need.
I already have conditions for, if it going to rain tomorrow, I get a text, when Amazon releases a new free, daily app, I get a text, when Slickdeals posts deals on Kindle e-books, I get a text. Yes, I use SMS as outputs but you could as easily have it send you an email, tweet and so on.
Folks have compared this to yahoo Pipes, whatever that is.
Anyone else use it?
04-12-2012 04:20:28 PM
This is the first time I have ever heard of either program. But it sounds like a nice program.
04-13-2012 12:32:11 PM
Enjoy - it's a service and not a program but it is cool. I got a text today, warning me that tomorrow will be stormy. Cool.