There are a million different reasons to love smartphones, but one of the most useful in our day-to-day lives is the extent to which they can automate certain tasks. We have services like Google Now that stay on top of our lives, reminding us of tasks and providing us updates on activities we’re involved in, without us having to constantly check for such news manually. Smartphone users over on iOS have been able to take advantage of the incredibly useful automation tool IFTTT (If This Then That) since last year –Taylor even mentioned it as one of his must-have iOS apps– but so far it hasn’t been available for Android. Well that all changes today, with IFTTT making its Android debut.
For those of you unfamiliar with IFTTT, you can think of it as an easy-to-use scripting language. Users create “recipes” wherein IFTTT checks for trigger events, and then follows the prescribed actions. While you could previously enjoy many of its benefits on Android even without a proper IFTTT app, this new release greatly expands on what’s possible, through the addition of phone-specific triggers and actions; things like location data or connection to specific WiFi APs can be used to initiate recipes.
The source link to the Play Store below doesn’t appear to be live just yet, but the app is definitely arriving today, so keep checking back throughout the afternoon if you’re anxious for a chance to give IFTTT a spin on your Android phone.
Update: The app is live. Download away.