IFTTT announces Android beta sign-up, deletes post [Updated]

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Popular web service IFTTT (If this, then that) announced an upcoming beta program for Android earlier today. Shortly after the beta program was announced, IFTTT deleted their post on Google+. Having an official Android app for IFTTT would allow IFTTT to perform actions based on received text messages, GPS location, photos, and more.

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Their original post included a link to a Google Sheets Form for potential beta testers to complete. We’ve reached out to IFTTT to find out why the form was deleted. It’s quite possible they received enough beta inquiries to fit their needs and deleted the post to nix the sign-up process before they were overwhelmed.

The IFTTT for Android beta form included the following questions:

  • What is the model of your Android device?
  • What version of Android is your device running?
  • How often do you use your Android device to take photos?
  • How often do you travel with your device?
  • How often do you send/receive text messages on your device?
  • Would you consider yourself a power user?
  • How many IFTTT Recipes do you have?

For those not aware, IFTTT is a powerful tool that brings various services around the web together, meshing them into a platform that allows you to automate various daily tasks. The magic behind IFTTT is a simple cause-and-effect relationship where if a particulatar event trigger happens, then a resulting action occurs. Example: If Phandroid posts a article, automatically Tweet the article to your Twitter followers.

I don’t know about you, but I’m a huge fan of IFTTT, using them to automate plenty of social media and news consumption tasks. I signed up for the IFTTT beta and can’t wait to learn more. I’ll keep you posted.

Update: The IFTTT Android beta form has been updated – “The form “IFTTT for Android Beta” is no longer accepting responses.” So, there you have it.

Update 2: We’ve obtained a copy of the IFTTT Android Beta APK. We will not be distributing it as IFTTT wishes to remain in control of the beta program. Besides, the APK won’t do anything until your web account is updated to include the Android channel.

 

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  • robjackson81

    Awesome! Wish I had seen this on G+ and gotten into the beta, but pretty excited to hear it will likely be coming to the greater masses soon.

  • http://google.com/+derekross Derek Ross

    We’ve obtained a copy of the IFTTT Android Beta APK. We will not be distributing it as IFTTT wishes to remain in control of the beta program. Besides, the APK won’t do anything until your web account is updated to include the Android channel.

    • robjackson81

      The quicker and more efficiently they ‘re able to run their beta program, the quicker they’ll be able to deliver a high quality app to everyone.Thanks for following up on this post so quickly, Derek!

    • Roaduardo

      Non-starter I guess. Oh wellz.

    • Marina Boykis

      Hmm…is it worth all the buzz that they created by removing it? Haven’t found their app that impressive…

      • Erickbernal27

        I used it back when I had the iPhone. I loved it, it’s really awesome I was a little disappointed it wasn’t on Android when I switched over.

        • http://google.com/+derekross Derek Ross

          I really only want Android app access so I can manage my account via an app instead of trying to navigate their website. I doubt I’d use it for anything contextual or event based on my phone. I just want an app to manage my triggers and actions if I want to from mobile.

      • Margaret Elaine Murray

        Have you used it? Beautiful, easy and so useful!

  • MySmartPhoneStuff

    I Love IFTTT, use it all the time, and I preach it like a sermon. Can’t wait for more from them.

  • http://ENERDROID.COM IAN

    Popular? Never heard of it

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

      It’s most definitely popular.

    • ClearlyYoureWrong

      IAN emerges out from under the rock and squnits and the daylight. “What year is it?” he wonders.

      • Margaret Elaine Murray

        YEAH SERIOUSLY!!!

  • Ben Baranovsky

    This is the first I’ve heard of it, and now I’m really excited to try it on Android!

    • http://google.com/+derekross Derek Ross

      You really don’t need Android to try it. Go use it now: http://www.ifttt.com :)

  • Allen

    BETA Apk for anyone who really wants it… https://cloudup.com/cJMlu6nxFdD
    Build IFTTT Beta-0.1.3

  • User17

    Doesn’t tasker do these same things?

    • JPB

      Yes it does but Tasker’s UI is an abomination. IFTTT’s is wonderfully simple and easy to use. Also, IFTTT’s more of a cross-platform integration tool, whereas Tasker is Android only. It’s more closely related to PushBullet in that way.

  • HeatFan786

    Good job!