Alfie Joshua Alfie Joshua is the editor at Auto in the News. Find him on Twitter, Facebook, and Pinterest.

Family tracking app Life360 is integrating with IFTTT

39 sec read

IFTTT’s recipe library of internet-of-things triggers just got an interesting new ingredient. Family tracking app Life360 is integrating with IFTTT letting users coordinate actions based on the movement and location of a family, not just individuals. IFTTT already has recipes in place letting you link your movements to specific events, but Life360 is designed to keep track of an entire family’s location, not just an individual’s. 

If all your family members have left the house, then automatically turn the lights off. Such conditional home obedience is one of the projected benefits of a new integration between family app Life360 and IFTTT, the “if this-then that” provider. Those conditional statements — called “Recipes” by IFTTT — are “triggered” by conditions that result in “Actions.” The company enables users to click icons that create conditional statements between platform APIs. If I come home, then show a color loop on my family’s smartphones. In software, if/then statements have long been common regulators of what to do when certain conditions are met, and IFTTT’s vision is to make services easily conditional for non-programmers.

Avatar of Alfie Joshua
Alfie Joshua Alfie Joshua is the editor at Auto in the News. Find him on Twitter, Facebook, and Pinterest.

Apple is purging hundreds of thousands of apps from…

It may be the end of summer, but that isn’t stopping Apple from doing a bit of spring cleaning. Tomorrow, coinciding with the launch...
Avatar of Alfie Joshua Alfie Joshua
1 min read

This app let’s you buy the food that restaurants…

Just because it’s not fresh doesn’t mean it’s not edible. For people willing to eat food that’s old, but not too old, a new...
Avatar of Brian Molidor Brian Molidor
1 min read

Why is Line listed on both an American and…

Line hasn’t found much success here in the West, which is why it might seem odd that the company decided to list itself on...
Avatar of Lorie Wimble Lorie Wimble
1 min read

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *