Automatic Link gains new functionality via support for IFTTT triggers

Automatic Link IFTTT Recipes

Two of my favorite pieces of tech aren’t only getting better today, they’re integrating with one another. Automatic’s Link, which plugs into a vehicle’s OBD-II port in order to track rides and send other useful tidbits to one’s phone, now works with IFTTT. The latter is a free service that enables one thing (in this case, a notification from Link) to trigger another.

Now that the two support one another, Link users will be able to do things like: display check engine details on their Glass headset; log all trips to a Google Spreadsheet; receive a message when your significant other leaves work; and yes, tweet that you’re at Disneyland once you arrive at Disneyland.

The Automatic Link IFTTT channel initially supports triggers originating from the ignition being turned on / off, check engine light turning on / off, and a trip being completed. As you’d expect, users will be able to cook up their own recipes from IFTTT’s growing list of partners, and if you haven’t figured out what such a service can do for you, have a read here.

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