In episode 19 of the Law Enforcement Social Media podcast we talk about If This Then That and how it can work for you.
What is IFTTT?
IFTTT gives you creative control over the products and apps you love.
What are Recipes?
Recipes are simple connections between products and apps. There are two types of Recipes: DO Recipes and IF Recipes.
DO Recipes run with just a tap and enable you to create your own personalized Button, Camera, and Notepad. The DO apps are available for iOS and Android.
IF Recipes run automatically in the background. Create powerful connections with one simple statement — if this then that.
Channels are the basic building blocks of Recipes. Each Channel has its own Triggers and Actions.
The if part of an IF Recipe is a Trigger. Some example Triggers are “You’re tagged in a photo on Facebook” or “You check in on Foursquare.”
The then part of an IF Recipe is an Action. Some example Actions are “send an email” or “create a status message on Facebook.”
Pieces of data from a Trigger are called Ingredients. For example, the Ingredients of an Email Trigger could be: subject, body, attachment, received date, and the sender’s address.
On / Off
IF Recipes can be turned on and off. When turned back on, they pick up as if they were just added.
Most IF Recipes check for new Trigger data every 15 minutes. Some Recipes run even faster.
(Taken from https://ifttt.com/wtf)