The IFTTT Software Platform

Undoubtedly, you are familiar with many of the computer and technology-themed acronyms such as IT, RAM, IaaS, PaaS, IoT, and so on.  However, one acronym that you may not have heard of is IFTTT.  IFTTT is a relatively new platform that aids in connecting everything as a service, otherwise known as connecting all of your apps and devices easily, so they all work well together and adding simplification to your digital world.

IFTTT was created in 2010 by two innovative men. Linden Tibbets, who is currently IFTTT’s CEO, and Jesse Tane.  It was officially launched in 2011, and today has over 11 million regular users and that number is still growing. 

IFTTT basically is an acronym for a programming tool called “If This, Then That.”  With the use of IFTTT, a user can create an automated response for a task that the user wishes to complete.  These automations are called applets, or recipes.  There are millions of preset applets available, or the user can create one of their own.

A couple of examples of applets are:

  • “If I make a call on my Pixel phone, then a list of that call and all others will be added to a Google spreadsheet.”
  • “If the International Space Station passes near my location, then I will get a notification about it on my smartphone.”

These are just a couple of examples of already existing applets; however, if you decide to create some of your own, you can easily do so with the use of a straight-forward, easy-to-navigate interface.  This IFTTT software platform is available for free.  You can use the IFTTT website or mobile apps to manage your applets.

Linden Tibbets has explained that IFTTT is on a mission to build a more connected digital world.  He further states that IFTTT is the wave of the future.  Although the developers of the company have created and launched many applets, there are many more users who have created their own more specialized applets.  Tibbets states that “(the user population) builds stuff the developers never expected.”

At the current time, IFTTT has over 550 partners that support the use of applets.  Some of these partners include Facebook, Evernote, Dropbox, and Domino’s Pizza, just to name a few.  Tibbets explains that the creation of the platform stemmed from the idea that eventually “everything will be a service.”  Perhaps we should all look into this “wave of the future” and set up our own, personalized applets.

If you are interested in integrating the IFTTT software into your business, do not hesitate to give RedWave Technology Group a call at (205) 917-5757.