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Make: Getting Started with the Photon by Simon Monk

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Chapter 6. If This Then That

The If This Then That (IFTTT) web service allows you link together various Internet services in a simple way. IFTTT (http://ifttt.com) allows you to define “recipes" such as “if someone forks one of my Github projects, send me an email, telling me who." IFTTT also allows linking of more conventional web services like Gmail, Twitter, Facebook, and so on. IFTTT can also integrate with IoT services, including Spark. This means that you can make IFTTT recipes that use a Photon or Core. For example, “when the temperature rises over 70 degrees F send me an email” or “Whenever anyone mentions me in a tweet, have my device ring a bell” or even, “flash the subject line of any emails I receive to me as Morse Code.”

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