We believe that it’s baked into our very nature as people that once we’ve solved a problem we immediately look to spread that solution to others who might also benefit.
Over 18 months ago, we introduced what has become one of the foundations of our product: the Shared Recipe. This morning, someone shared the 88,904th Recipe on IFTTT.
It’s the wild variety of creative stories that people tell with their Recipes that serves as one of our main sources of inspiration. Stories like Stolen Bike Finder and Instagram Screensaver teach an old dog new tricks. Some stories are kind of silly, but then again, potentially practical like Call your mom and Goodbye, beer belly! We love this stuff.
As easy as pushing a button
Recipes should be as easy to use as pushing a button. With that goal in mind, we’re taking steps towards improving the tools you use to craft and share Recipes on IFTTT.
With new options to hide input fields and customize labels with your own language, we aim to inspire Recipes that get as close to one step as possible.
—The IFTTT Team
We’re thrilled to announce a special edition ESPN Olympics Coverage Channel that will be available during the London Games!
ESPN is the premier source of news and results for the 2012 Summer Olympics, and we’ve created five exciting Triggers powered by The Worldwide Leader in Sports.
The latest news
ESPN’s extensive news coverage is available through two Triggers: New Olympics top story lets you follow the biggest news stories while New Olympics story from search gives you control over the stories most important to you, such as your favorite athlete or sport.
Complete medal results
When your favorite country wins a medal, be the first to know with the New Olympic medal by country Trigger. Use the New Olympic Gold medal by country and New Olympic Gold medal and world record Triggers for more refined results.
We can’t wait to see all the fun Recipes you share with the community using this special edition Channel. Keep your eyes on the what’s hot list for all the latest and greatest Shared Recipes!
—The IFTTT Team
Over the past few months, our team has been working hard to improve your experience with IFTTT. We’re proud to announce a new look, new language, new Channels, and speedier Triggers!
A New Look
Our new logo and wordmark come from the idea that the combination of two basic elements can yield new value and meaning. Our goal with this bold new look is to make creating, discovering, and sharing these combinations as intuitive as possible.
We’ve unified everything under the term Recipes: Personal Recipes (formerly known as Tasks) and Shared Recipes. In addition, we’ve renamed Add-ins to Ingredients. Now you can add Ingredients to your Recipes! For more info, head over to our revamped About page.
Today marks our first foray into the physical world. Now IFTTT works with Belkin’s WeMo devices! WeMo is a family of simple, ingenious products that allow you to control home electronics from anywhere. Turn them on or off, trigger them with motion, even put them on a schedule. You’ll find two new exciting Channels – The WeMo Switch and the WeMo Motion – on our Channels page.
We’re excited to announce Quick Triggers on IFTTT! Recipes that use Quick Triggers work as soon as they receive new Trigger data. Quick Triggers can be identified by the lightning bolt icon. The Channels that currently support Quick Triggers are Email, SMS, Phone, Google Talk, and the two new WeMo Channels! We hope to convert more Triggers to Quick Triggers in the near future, so stay tuned.
The launch of this redesign marks the beginning of some outstanding improvements to IFTTT that will roll out in the coming months. Please continue sharing your feedback — it’s your voice that inspires us to keep building!
—The IFTTT Team