5/29/2017 12:04:13 PM
IFTTT releases platform for developers to build and publish applets
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IFTTT releases platform for developers to build and publish applets

Richard Harris Richard Harris in API Monday, May 29, 2017

API platform provider, IFTTT, releases their platform to individual developers.

IFTTT is opening its platform to thousands of individual developers. The new Maker tier will allow anyone who signs up to build and publish Applets by using the tools they unveiled for its partners in November 2016. Makers can build with more than 430 service APIs that are currently on the platform.

Before this launch, any user could build new Applets that worked with two IFTTT services which the user was connected to for personal use. That's still possible, but Makers who sign up for the new free tier will also be able to:

- Publish their Applets for other users to turn on. Makers will have a public profile page where they can showcase their creations.

- Build Applets that work with any service on IFTTT. For example, a Maker would not have to have a connected BMW in order to create an Applet that works with the BMW service.

- Build Applets with multiple actions. IFTTT's partners have been able to build and publish Applets that trigger multiple actions (e.g. "if this, then that, and that, and that."). Now, Makers will have the same capability.

IFTTT is also unveiling a brand new Applet tool: filters. Makers and partners can now build Applets that work with Javascript filter code. This opens up an entire new set of use cases, from conditionals to randomization.

Onboarding Makers is a natural extension of the work they have invested in their platform since its launch. While the ability to integrate an API and build out endpoints into custom triggers and actions is still reserved for their partners, IFTTT sees the Maker tier as a way to nurture and encourage up-and-coming developers.

"Over 200,000 Makers already use IFTTT to play, iterate, and test. Giving them access to the tools our partners have is a no-brainer - it's a win for both users and partners. We're excited to see what they create and in the future, we expect to see new services originating from Makers as well." -  Linden Tibbets, IFTTT co-founder and CEO

Read more: https://platform.ifttt.com/maker


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