IFTTT (If This Then That) introduced a new Pro level today. Right from the start, you could create and use free applets that did simple automation tasks, such as: B. turning on the light at sunset. Now IFTTT Pro will expand this functionality with new complexity. But the old free tier has a hit ̵
Smart homes are sometimes a complicated jumble of different hardware from a variety of manufacturers. It’s easier now than it used to be to bring it all together, but one of the original and longest lasting solutions was IFTTT.
With IFTTT you create simple little applets that do a job for you. Everything from turning on music playing on your smart speakers when you unlock the front door to sending a grocery list from your note-taking app to your printer when you say the right words.
So far the service has been free and somewhat limited in its performance. As the name suggests, you create very simple coding commands based on natural language. If this happens, do that. Anything more complicated was inaccessible because you were limited to one trigger (the IF statement).
Now when IFTTT switches to a subscription system, it expands the possibilities you have with applets. As IFTTT founder and CEO Linden Tibbets put it in the company’s announcement: “Today is the day when If This Then That officially becomes If This and These Then That and That or whatever else you can dream of.”
Thanks to the multi-trigger feature, you can now create an applet that says, “When the doorbell rings and Google Calendar says I’m not in a meeting, turn on the porch and living room light.” That wasn’t possible before.
However, IFTTT is introducing a new IFTTT Pro tier, setting a new limit on the existing free tier. While it promises to keep the free tier forever, you can’t just create three applets. However, you can activate an unlimited number of applets created by others.
The Pro Tier lifts this limit and IFTTT promises to reduce latency compared to the free tier. A major complaint from IFTTT is slow response time, which can go a long way in improving the profitability of the service.
Currently, IFTTT Pro is “Name Your Own Price” with a minimum buy-in of $ 1.99 per month. But Tibbets says this won’t last forever; After October 7th, you will have to pay $ 9.99 per month for the service.
Source: IFTTT via Stacey on IOT