IFTTT, or “If This Then That”, has undergone a major site overhaul. In addition to an updated graphic design, the rule-based automation website features new channels, Quick Triggers, and now supports Belkin’s WeMo Switch and Motion detector. The service allows you to trigger actions on one online service by using the inputs of another. For example, you can tell IFTTT to watch your Facebook wall for any images your friends tag you in and then to automatically back them up to a Dropbox folder.
With IFTTT’s new support for Belkin’s WeMo accessories, however, automations can be triggered by and send commands to home appliances. Users can now program IFTTT to send text message notifications when certain devices are turned on or use the service to remotely turn household items off. The new “Quick Triggers” feature is similar to regular recipes, but but require less processing time. They can be activated via SMS, email, a phone call, or a Google Talk chat keyword in addition to input from Belkin’s WeMo accessories.