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What is IFTTT?

Posted by Emily Bertha
What is IFTTT?

It’s hard to keep up with all the new technology these days, and it can be even harder to connect all your devices and apps to one another. But luckily, IFTTT makes connecting all your internet connected devices to each other a breeze.

What is it?

IFTTT stands for If This, Then That. IFTTT is both a website and a mobile app available for download on iOs and Android devices. It is a non-physical piece of technology that lets you get the most out of your internet connected devices and apps.

What does it do?

IFTTT is a technology that makes all your internet connected devices and apps (which IFTTT calls “services”) work with one another.  For example, if you’re a space fanatic, you can use IFTTT to connect your Twitter account with news pages about NASA. Anytime there is breaking news about NASA, it will be automatically tweeted on your account. If you’re forgetful, you can use IFTTT to automatically create a to do list in your phone for every email you star on the Gmail app. Paranoid about burglars? Use IFTTT to connect the app Ring to your Hue lights so your house lights automatically turn on when motion is detected. IFTTT makes life easier for everyone.

How does it work?

To set up an integration between two different apps, two different devices, or a device and an app, you must use applets. Applets are essentially the conditional statements or pairings you create between two services.

Do I need to purchase anything or create a login?

Best part of IFTTT? It’s all free! You sign up with your email and create a login and a password. You don’t have to pay a penny to reap the awesome benefits it provides.

How does it work with Eight?

Sleep is connected with many activities. The Eight app works with IFTTT  and can be connected to many devices and apps like Hue lights and WeMo coffeemaker to make waking up and going to bed easier. You can set an alarm on the Eight app to wake up to fresh coffee or pair Eight with your nest thermostat to automatically turn the bed warming feature in the Eight Smart Mattress if the temperature drops. Visit the Eight IFTTT channel to learn more.