GE Appliances announced Thursday the release of three new channels on “If This Then That” (IFTTT), doubling its existing IFTTT presence from three channels to six.
GE Appliances has been working with IFTTT since June of 2015, adding functionality for users to get more out of their GE Appliances products.
The new channels add in functionality for the GE Appliances washer, dryer and dishwasher units, enabling users to connect their appliances to more than 100 other applications and connected devices, such as Facebook, Twitter, smart lighting, and various other smart home products.
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For example, the functionality could have smart lights blink when the washer has 10 minutes left on the timer, or any time the wall oven is on a smart thermostat can tell the HVAC fan to turn on.
“Having the full suite available on IFTTT allows consumers to stay on top of their home appliances in new ways that are created just for them and their lifestyle,” said Brett Luckabaugh, connected appliances scrum master at GE Appliances.
“With six GE Appliances channels on IFTTT there are endless possibilities for consumers to create new recipes, giving them more control over their smart home.”
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Today, GE Appliances has over 400 connected users across its multiple IFTTT channels, resulting in more than 3,000 “recipes” (commands) running each week.
One of the most interesting features of IFTTT is that users can use GE Appliances’ featured “recipes,” or create their own, allowing for the connected appliances to integrate with other Internet of Things-enabled products.
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To learn more about connected appliances and their capabilities, visit the GE Wi-Fi Connect page.
IFTTT is a service that lets you create connections with one simple statement — if this, then that. The IFTTT community can create if this then that connections, called recipes, between lots of different applications, called Channels, including Facebook, Twitter, Dropbox, Evernote, Gmail and others.
IFTTT also works with devices like the Nest Thermostat and Protect, Fitbit, UP wristband by Jawbone, and the Philips Hue bulb.