IFTTT's 'Do Button' and 'Do Note' Coming to Apple Watch

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  1. MacRumors macrumors bot

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    After a bit of re-branding and the launch of a trio of new apps in Do Button, Do Note, and Do Camera, IFTTT today confirmed that two of those experiences - Do Button and Do Note - will be coming to the Apple Watch when the device arrives to customers beginning next week.

    Coming as a client update that will bring Apple Watch support, like many other apps before it, the two task-management apps will allow users to run their favorite "Recipes" from the simplicity of their wrist. Envisioned as a simple "If this, then that" equation, Recipes require a "Channel" (an app) and a "Title" (a command) to be executed properly. So users can, in essence, create a Button to post a picture quickly to a Facebook album, or share it to Twitter followers.

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    The advantage of having Recipes on the Apple Watch is interesting, as the Do Button specifically aims to introduce Apple Watch functionality to apps that haven't even confirmed first-party support for the wearable yet. Users will be able to control their Nest to a desired setting, or interact with a set of Hue Bulbs. Philips has confirmed a Hue Watch app is incoming, but has remained quiet on the actual launch window for the app.

    While each interaction will be boiled down to basic on/off functionality thanks to Do Button - one can't go into Hue's deep color customization screen, for example - even the limited availability of such apps at the Watch's launch date is notable.
    While Do Button lived mostly as an extraneous accessory to first-party apps on iPhone, the Apple Watch version has an advantage of being first out of the gate with a few of the most popular apps on the App Store. Do Note could be in the same boat, but with a focus on Evernote functionality right now - which has its own dictation-inspired note app launching for the Watch - it's yet to be seen if IFTTT's Do Note app will be as functional as Do Button on the Watch.

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    With the incoming update later today, all three IFTTT apps, including Do Camera, will be made available for iPad, as well. It will no doubt be interesting to see as time goes on the kinds of recipes users create, and IFTTT itself recommends, specifically due to the ease-of-use of the Apple Watch.

    Do Button [Direct Link], Do Note [Direct Link], and Do Camera [Direct Link] can be downloaded from the App Store for free.

    Article Link: IFTTT's 'Do Button' and 'Do Note' Coming to Apple Watch
     
  2. Jessica Lares macrumors G3

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    Oooh, iPad support! Exciting!

    The circle buttons are so great.
     
  3. ImperfectLion macrumors newbie

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    Anyone know when the Apple Watch will be shipped internationally?
    There aren't any Apple stores in the Middle East so I can't order online unless I wanna pay extra for shipping
     
  4. Locoboof macrumors 65816

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    This is actually good to know. I'll use this for my nest thermostats and my garage door opener until they officially make one. Thank you!
     
  5. Urban Joe Suspended

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    I would venture to guess that IFTTT might be acquired by Apple one day probably sooner rather than later. Their functionality seems to awfully close to operating system type capability. Would be great to integrate this level of custom control into iOS and it's a great pairing with Apple Watch.
     

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