Cloud-based automation tool, IFTTT has been taking the approach on iPhone and iPad of adding “applets”, small apps that plug into pieces of their service. Today IFTTT announced a few more of these.
The new Calendar Applet lets you plug into your calendar to both grab and add events though IFTTT’s pipes. One thing I like about this is that it lets me get events into IFTTT even though I don’t use Google Calendar. There’s also a new applet for the App Store that I don’t see as much use for but it does give you an idea how deep IFTTT is going on iPhone and iPad.
We’re planning a future MPU episode around cloud-based automation tools and I’ve been doing a lot of testing. I’m increasingly a fan of IFTTT and Zapier for getting more work out of iOS.