The latest news from Google is that their OnHub device will be able to support the popular IFTTT (If This Than That) inputs. With IFTTT, users are able to create recipes that act as rules for functions. This router is the first ever to be able to work with IFTTT. Some examples of what OnHub will be able to do with IFTTT include:
- Locking and Unlocking Doors – You can create a recipe that locks or unlocks your doors as you come and go (if you are using smart locks).
- Controlling Lights – If you arrive home and you have your hands full with groceries or kids or pets, don’t worry – you can set your smart lights to turn on automatically when you get home
- Tracking Your Kids – This is not as bad as it sounds. Well, it is exactly what it sounds like, but in a good way. If you’re a parent that has an older kid that can be home alone after school, you may still want some assurance that they are safe. Well, using IFTTT you can have an alert sent to you once your kid gets home.