IFTTT: If This Than That, Internet API Recipes
If this then that is a web API service that has been around for a while now and since it has become very popular I decided it is time to give it a test. The webpage is ifttt.com where users are able to create recipes for internet services using things like Gmail, Belkin WeMo, Craiglist and many other third parties. To see all 87 channels at the time of this writing go to the IFTTT channels page https://ifttt.com/channels. These channels give users the ability to take data or triggers from 1 service to feed another.
A good example of that would be if it is going to rain today send me a txt message in the morning reminding me to bring an umbrella. Another great example is if there is traffic on a highway I take to work call my cell phone so I take a different route.
Some of the major API’s available at this time are from Google, Evernote, Facebook, Apple IOS, and Jawbone UP which are just some of the ones I like to use.