Connected Car App Automatic Gets Even Smarter With IFTTT Integration


Automatic’s  driving assistant, which combines a small hardware device with a mobile application in order to track, analyze, and even potentially improve your driving capabilities, is getting a whole lot smarter today with new support for IFTTT technology. That’s the online service where you can create simple “recipes” to kick off specific actions after being triggered by an event of some kind. (The name refers to the “if this, then that” statement used to build those recipes.)

In Automatic’s case, the IFTTT integration means you’ll be able to create recipes that are triggered by actions involving your vehicle – for example, the ignition being turned on or off, the check engine light turning on or off, or a trip being completed. You can also specify that these items should only be triggered when you arrive in a particular geographic region.

After selecting one of these triggers as the starting event…

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