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Geoff Bessin

IFTTT + IntuiFace

IFTTT + IntuiFace
We now offer out-of-the-box integration with IFTTT! Don't know IFTTT? Think of all the apps and connected devices you use everyday. Gmail, Amazon Alexa, Instagram, Twitter, Spotify, Google Assistant... Now imagine those apps talking to IntuiFace. Sounds amazing? Read on!

What is IFTTT?

IFTTT is a free service that gives you the power to have your favorite apps and devices talk to each other, realized via a trigger/action model. An instance of these integrations is called an Applet. Here's a sample Applet: Send me a text message every time my Gmail account gets an email with the keyword 'important'. This amazing power would - in the past - have required significant development skills, if it was possible at all. Now you can integrate apps and devices with a couple of mouse clicks.

The big news for us is that IntuiFace is now another app available for use in an IFTTT Applet.

How does it work with IntuiFace?

It's simple, really. Select any of the 1000+ apps available in IFTTT, choose a trigger associated with that app, then specify the message you want to send to IntuiFace as a result. That message can contain any set of information, including info exposed by the trigger. Meanwhile, your IntuiFace experience is what you can think of as a listener - specifically, the Web Triggers Interface Asset - waiting for a message to arrive. For each possible message you can call a specific set of actions. That's it. You specify the "'when" in IFTTT and the "then" in IntuiFace.

What are some examples of IFTTT Applets using IntuiFace?

We've built five examples you can try out yourself using the "IFTTT Demo" sample experience located in the IntuiFace Marketplace.

  • Use email to display a message in IntuiFace
  • 5 minutes before a meeting starts, show the event details in IntuiFace
  • Send photos uploaded to a Google Photos album to IntuiFace
  • Use Google Assistant to find a Wikipedia page and display it in IntuiFace
  • Use Alexa to browse a video collection

Again, remember, there's over 1000 apps and devices available in Zapier. What can't you build?

What should you do next?

Obviously, you should try it out. The first thing you have to do is create an IFTTT account. With that free account you have unlimited access to all apps and devices. There is no paid account!

Then read the article in our online library about our IFTTT support. In there you'll learn about credential keys and how you use them to tell your Applets which IntuiFace experiences should be targeted.

Next, we recommend that you run the "IFTTT Demo" sample experience found in the IntuiFace Marketplace. This way you can get your hands dirty with prebuilt Applets.

Finally, dive in and create your own Applets. Tell us your greatest achievements! We want to know.

Happy IFTTTing!

Geoff Bessin
Geoff Bessin

Officially, IntuiLab's marketing chief. Unofficially, IntuiFace's #1 fan

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