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Who would ever think that a $99 dongle that attaches to your automobile could be so powerful? Automatic Link certainly did, and now that their hardware integrates with IFTTT, it can do oh so much more than ever before.
Automatic Link announced Wednesday that its automotive hardware for connecting smartphones via Bluetooth has just been supercharged, thanks to integration with the popular service IFTTT (If This, Then That).
With the introduction of a new Automatic Channel, automobiles now have access to popular web services such as Twitter, Facebook and Dropbox as well as the potential to interconnect with other hardware such as Philips Hue smart lightbulbs.
Among the IFTTT triggers available are ignition turned on or off (which can be limited to a specific area), trip completed and check engine light on or off. By combining these into IFTTT "recipes," users can now perform tasks such as logging all trips to a Google Drive spreadsheet, texting a loved one when you're on the way home or turning off house lights when leaving.
To get started, head over to the Automatic Channel on the IFTTT website or app -- setup only takes a few minutes!
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