Useful App: IFTTT

Ah, if-then logical constructs. The computer programmer’s bread and butter. Just another piece of logic for the rest of us. Here’s an example: If you promise to shut up about using if-then statements in your program, then I’ll be eternally grateful.

 

In the app IFTTT, if-then transcends the coding environment and is abstracted into a sort of matchmaker for a metric fuckton of your favorite apps. That is, you can say something like the following:

 

If

<New Picture is Acquired on Phone>

Then

<Post Picture to Facebook>

 

That right there is a QUALITY combo. Especially if you’re feeling all hot and bothered and decide to send that ol’ hoodrat Susie down the street a dick pic. Kind of like a miniature anti-Fappening. I did configure this pairing with my blog website instead of Facebook, so keep your eyes peeled for the day I slip up, forget to turn the app off, and whip out my member for the whole wide world to jeer at and harass me about what level magnification did I use for it.

 

Indeed, though, you can accomplish some truly miraculous things by breaking out your mortar and pestle and channeling your inner alchemist to concoct some crazy “recipes”, as they are termed internally to IFTTT. A list of popular and most widely shared recipes is available and frequently updated too, so you can mooch off other people’s cleverness to reap benefit in your own life. See the two orange tinted screenshots below. I apologize for the tint overlaid by the Twilight app for Android, but like so many creative types, my finest work is a nocturnal creature.

 

My recipes page. Here is where the fruits of your experimentation are listed.
My recipes page. Here is where the fruits of your experimentation are listed.

 

 

You can also see the top recipes and those rising in popularity.
You can also see the top recipes and those rising in popularity.

 

I wish to restrain myself from contracting blogospherical dysentery and bore you to tears with excessively long-winded posts. So I conclude by imploring you to check out IFTTT because it is legit. Yeah. Also the Sparkshots are brought to you by IFTTT’s naughty recipe for picture uploading.

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