Fans of Domino's pizza will gain access to a collection of new mobile ordering advantages thanks to the pizza chain's partnership
with automation platform If This Then That, known as IFTTT. With the addition of new Domino's "Applets," anyone ordering a pizza from the restaurant who owns a few connected smart home products -- like Philips Hue -- will be able to receive notifications about their order update in interesting new ways.
As the first restaurant brand to join IFTTT and create an Applet, Domino's has listed a few useful IFTTT commands
of its own to celebrate the partnership. One of the most notable Applets sends a signal to a user's Philips Hue bulbs
, changing the lighting color at various intervals of the order's progress, like switching over to blue when the pizza has been placed in the oven.
Other Applets will turn off a Rachio Smart Sprinkler
system when the Domino's order is out for delivery, preventing potential mishaps for the delivery person, and even activate a Samsung POWERbot
vacuum when the order is being prepped to clean up the house before guests arrive.
"We understand how much people love using Domino's Tracker, not only to know where their order is in the preparation and delivery process, but also to plan around that much-anticipated pizza arrival," said Dennis Maloney, Domino's senior vice president – chief digital officer.
"And now we're empowering customers to unleash their imagination as they create new ways to integrate some of our favorite innovations, like Domino's Tracker, into their everyday lives. Thanks to the endless possibilities of IFTTT Applets, customers will be more connected than ever."
To sync up IFTTT and Domino's Tracker Applets, users can download the IFTTT app
on iOS [Direct Link
] or Android devices. Although Domino's Applets
are limited on the restaurant's IFTTT page, users will be able to create any number of commands on the automation app platform, including text message-based alerts about orders.Discuss this article
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Popular automation platform IFTTT today announced
a few new iOS-focused toolsets that will integrate Apple's Calendar and App Store
into new applets, allowing users to streamline certain workflows related to each of Apple's applications.
With Calendar Applets
, users can get important information funneled right into their daily agenda. This includes automation flows that add in weather reports to the calendar at certain times of the day, track Foursquare checkins and work hours, or get daily email summaries of every new Calendar event.
The company said that App Store Applets
will keep a user's device "full of the newest and best apps" that Apple's store has to offer. With the new IFTTT feature, users can get notified when a certain app gets a price drop or receives an update, or even when a new game enters into popularity in the top ten free apps list.
Services that work with your smartphone or tablet have been an important part of IFTTT since the very beginning. Today we’re excited to announce two brand new ways to do more with your iOS devices: the iOS Calendar and App Store services.
In total there are a collection of IFTTT applets for iOS users surrounding first-party Apple apps like Contacts, Reminders, Photos, and the Safari Reading List. The company has listed a few examples of these on its website here
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