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Apr
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IFTTT is the kind of black magic that web mages use to bend the Internet to their will. The best part is that the command that gets it to work is pretty simple. There's no abra cadabra or expelliarmus to memorize here. Just head to the website and fill in the blanks within the statement if ___ then ___ with triggers and actions (known as channels) of your choice. Now this special craft isn't just reserved for desktop use, as an official Android app is due out today that aspiring web wizards can carry around as their well-disguised wand.

IFTTT1 IFTTT2 IFTTT3

This isn't the only Android app that integrates with IFTTT, but it is the first one that comes from the developers first-hand. The app works with any devices running Ice Cream Sandwich or higher, and the interface scales to both smartphones and tablets.

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This release comes months after the iOS version, but it offers a deeper degree of integration. To coincide with the launch, the IFTTT team has introduced six new channels specific to Android devices. With these new options, you could automatically upload photos to a cloud storage provider that doesn't offer an auto-upload solution of its own, or you could send a record of your phone's location to Google Drive. Heck, try syncing your tablet wallpaper with the images you post to social networks.

The link isn't live just yet, but you can find it in the widget below. Once it's up, lift those wands high. I want to see some magic.

Update: The link is live. Have at it, folks.

Bertel King, Jr.
Born and raised in the rural South, Bertel knows what it's like to live without 4G LTE - or 3G, for that matter. The only things he likes sweeter than his tea are his gadgets, and while few objects burn more than a metal phone on a summer day, he prefers them that way anyway.

  • Guest

    Well apparently not just yet...

    • http://kevinebaugh.com Kevin Ebaugh

      Should be there shortly, use this Recipe get an email as soon as it is live: http://ift.tt/updates

  • Sathya

    Link not working yet?

    • Guest

      The very last sentence says that it's not live yet...

  • Deeco

    Thank fuck for that!

  • jscofi

    i hate how IFTTT can be up to a 15minute delay in the trigger!
    (im using a dropcam and want to be alerted asap with a phone call when movement is detected)

  • Scott

    I've been hooking all my things up to IFTTT in anticipation of this app!

  • mornaistar

    its up guys! go get it

  • Matt

    The link is live!

  • JPB

    Not quite the Tasker killer I expected, but not too bad either. Actually, if IFTTT could have some Tasker plugins, this thing could be epic.

    • Kree Terry

      Oh man, if they bring tasker in world domination would be at our finger tips. Make it happen IFTTT, I NEEDS IT!!!

  • John Smith

    That's awesome !!

  • Nathan Borup

    Yay! This finally brings the ability to backup photos to google drive! A feature that should have just been included with google drive

    • João Deiró

      I've created a recipe for that and it doesn't seem to work. No photos were uploaded to the folder I created.

      • Nathan Borup

        It works for me... you have to pull from one of the preset recipes when you select the new android features

        • João Deiró

          I've got it: for the sync to work, you need to use the Google Camera. It doesn't work with the original Sony or Samsung cameras. Not a big problem for my Xperia Z Ultra, but a major concern for my wife's Samsung GS4.

  • Scott

    I wish a notification could be a trigger...

    • Kostas

      Tasker + Pushbullet?

  • Deeco

    Share some recipes people!

  • Pops

    if.. then.. goto ?

  • Chris Morales

    How do you mess up your intro screens with typos this badly? lol.

    • Deeco

      loooooool

    • Sir_Brizz

      I love my Dopbox account.

      • pam852

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    • Tomás De Bona

      InstRagram

  • Wesley Modderkolk

    Have they actually considered that some people might already have an account?

  • Evan Jenkins

    People seem to love it and you guys :D

  • Sir_Brizz

    This is awesome. All the apps the iOS guys felt they could hold over our heads are coming out. Xcom and IFTTT were two big ones.

  • https://play.google.com/store/apps/developer?id=iWizard Bikram Agarwal

    What IFTTT now needs is the ability of reordering / grouping my recipes. (not the filters). And the ability to combine multiple triggers / actions; i.e. IF this (and/or) this THEN that and that.

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