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Programming the Photon: Getting Started with the Internet of Things by Christopher Rush

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IFTTT

IFTTT stands for “if this then that” and does exactly that. IFTTT is a Web service that allows you to link real-time information to your Photon board. The platform works by users creating recipes such as “if my favorite football team scores, then send me an e-mail.” IFTTT is also well integrated to popular Web platforms such as Twitter, Facebook, Google Mail, and many more. Moreover, the IFTTT platform can integrate with our Photon board such that if some action is triggered, such as temperature, motion, or any data from other sensors, then you can define what to do next, such as sending a tweet or an e-mail to someone. This is the basic principle of how the IFTTT platform works, and next we’ll be taking a closer look at how we can ...

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