What is IFTTT?
IFTTT stands for “If This, Then That”. It is a simple way for two devices that are connected to the Internet to communicate with each other. It has become a standard for Home Automation and Smart Devices like Ambient Weather.
Here is an excellent article on IFTTT for beginners:
What Can IFTTT do for Me?
Connect your weather station sensors to IFTTT and control external devices, like blinds, rain gauges, lights and switches. Use the IFTTT feature to connect to other web services such as Gmail, Facebook, Instagram, or Pinterest. The AmbientWeather.net server includes a handy timeline for tracking IFTTT triggered applets.
How do I Get Started?
- Go to IFTTT.com and create an account.
- Use one of the Ambient Weather applets:
or create your own.
- To create your own Applet, visit:
- Tap on the +this to choose a service, and enter ambient weather.
- Set the Trigger that triggers the event, and the parameter:
- Tap +that to connect the device you wish to control (Rachio Sprinkler, Wemo Switch, Hunter Binds, hue lights and thousands of other devices or web services.
- That’s it! Create hundreds of individual triggers for various conditions to make your home a smarter place.
All Time Top 10 Ambient Weather Applets:
- Get notified when it starts raining
- Blink the hue lights when it starts raining
- Tweet when a parameter falls below a certain value
- Tweet when a parameter rises above a certain value
- Turn off your sprinklers when it is too windy
- Turn off the Rachio Sprinklers and send a Gmail alert when it starts raining
- It’s too sunny to have the lights on
- Close your Hunter Blinds when it is too hot
- Change the hue lights color and dim lights when parameter is below a given value
- Turn off the sprinklers and blink the hue lights when it starts raining