The popular automation framework IFTTT (IF This Then That) has received an expansion, adding several new channels that will build upon its existing functionality and enable integration with a greater selection of devices. The expansion introduces support for the popular connected smart vacuum robot Roomba and its ecosystem; along with Somfy, SwitchBot and others.

The expansion has introduced support for the following set of IoT devices and their relevant ecosystems:

  • The iRobot Roomba connected vacuum cleaner, which will now allow you to start, dock, pause, or stop the Roomba through IFTTT functions, or trigger different functions when the Roomba finishes a mission.
  • Somfy Connected Thermostat: you can change the temperature or mode with IFTTT, or trigger other channels based on the current temperature, mode, or battery.
  • TaHoma by Somfy (connected shutters, lights, and gates): start a TaHoma scenario with IFTTT.
  • SwitchBot, a smart physical button and switch controller, which now allows you to press, turn on, or turn off your SwitchBots through IFTTT.
  • BOND, a ceiling fan smart controller, now allows users to turn a fan on or off as well as speed a fan up or slow it down via IFTTT.
  • sREMO, a remote home control service, is supported
  • iO.e, a smart IoT home device ecosystem, is now supported
  • digitalSTROM, a natural language service for the smart home.

IFTTT is currently one of the most popular solutions for connecting and integrating different smart home and IoT ecosystems, acting as an intermediary by using its own conditional command set (or applets) to communicate between different devices and device ecosystems. The deep integration and complex array of commands that the utility offers have made it one of the most popular and acclaimed solutions for such technology; its versatility enables users to create lengthy and powerful compound command chains (think saying "Ok Google, I'm home" and having the lights turn on, AC switch on and vacuum shut down). This technology is being pushed forward fast and we're excited to see where it heads next.

What do you guys think? Will you set up IFTT with any of these devices? Let us know what you think in the comments, or post over in the forums with your thoughts.

via AP