IFTTT


You can send and receive messages to and from IFTTT with AutoRemote!

Video tutorial here.

In depth tutorial with more examples here.

How to send messages to IFTTT:

  • In AutoRemote, open the Devices screen and press the IFTTT action at the bottom
  • Enter your secret key. This is a unique key, just for you that can be found here
  • Name your IFTTT device whatever you want. The default is “IFTTT”
  • Optionally export a URL that will allow you to send messages to AutoRemote from IFTTT
  • You can now send messages to it just like you do with any other device in AutoRemote!
  • Create any recipe with the THIS part set to Maker Channel

 

Note that in the THAT part you have access to several recipe ingredients: EventName, Value1, Value2 and Value3. You can set these with a normal AutoRemote message:

  • If you send a message like “test”, then EventName will be “test”
  • if you send a message like “test=:=hello” then EventName will be “test” and Value1 will be “hello”
  • if you send a message like “test=:=hi=:=what’s up?=:=how’s it going?” then EventName will be “test”, Value1 will be “hi”, Value2 will be “what’s up?” and Value3 will be “how’s it going?”

So, for example, if you want to send a tweet from AutoRemote:

  • Set up a recipe with the THIS part set to Maker Channel
  • Set the event as “tweet” (no quotes)
  • Set the THAT part to twitter with the text set to {{Value1}}
  • send a message like “tweet=:=hello from AutoRemote” (no quotes)

This will post a tweet with the text “hello from AutoRemote”

Check out this published example recipe here

 

 

 

How to receive messages from IFTTT:

  • Add the IFTTT device like mentioned above
  • Export the URL and share it to an online service of your choice, like your email or Google Keep note. Whatever you like 🙂 The important part is that you can easily access it when creating a IFTTT recipe
  • Create a recipe with any THIS part, and in the THAT part use the Maker Channel
  • In the URL field insert your exported URL and replace MESSAGE_HERE with the message you want to send to your device
  • In the Method field select “GET”

 

You can also receive notifications from IFTTT

  • Go to your personal AutoRemote URL
  • Click the “Notification” tab at the top
  • Fill in all the fields you want to set in the notification
  • in the “Act as Sender” field use your IFTTT secret key
  • Copy the url from the text box on the top right
  • Create a recipe on IFTTT with any THIS part, and in the THAT part use the Maker Channel
  • In the URL field insert your copied URL and replace any fields you want with recipe ingredients
  • In the Method field select “GET”

Check out this example that creates a clickable notification on your phone every time there’s a new top /r/Android Reddit post.