clearly companies don’t want to bear the cost. But to do this with no warning… And with a “name your own price“ tier implies to me that Ifttt itself is in very serious financial trouble.
I’ve mentioned previously that I thought the increasing feature advances in Alexa routines were significantly reducing the need for Ifttt. In fact, I don’t think I’ve recommended Ifttt to anyone outside of this forum for the last year or so. And that was only when the person was already asking a question about how to integrate a specific device and the device had Ifttt support already. Or for SmartThings and smart watches.
And with HomeKit having added complex conditionals through Shortcuts and homebridge having added Virtual switches that’s yet another path for those willing to deal with a higher level of technical complexity than the Amazon route.
Back in 2015, the combination of Siri and Ifttt was one of the simplest ways to get voice control for a lot of home automation. It was clunky, with a lot of “_room name” type constructs, but for those of us who really needed it, it was a lifechanger.
Nowadays there are more choices and I will probably just let my Ifttt account dwindle away.
From an industry standpoint the question is whether we are reaching the phase where pretty much everything you want can come from the giant companies, Including free services. I’m not sure whether we’re there yet or not, but I do think we are getting close.
I’m kinda torn on this. It kinda pisses me off that they are double dipping by charging both the manufacturers and the users. But at the same time, it costs money to run this stuff, so i’d rather see them charge for it than go belly up. I still rely on it to integrate SmartThings with Google/Nest Wifi and Wyze, so i’ll probably throw them a couple bucks a month to see what the Pro features are all about since I have to use it.
Or stay in business with a unique offering long enough to get bought out by a giant. That worked for Ring and Blink, but it’s like going to college in the hope of making a major league team. It’s only going to be a small percentage who get to go on.
I had already pared down to 3 - two are novelties and the third has such bad latency as to be useless. IFTTT has become so irrelevant to me that I deleted the app from my phone a few days ago (had to make room for my fantasy football app).
Thought I would share this. I emailed IFTTT today and asked if they will continue to allow use of applets created before the Pro Plan was initiated. Their response was that all basic plans (free plans or pro plans that are cancelled) will be reduced to 3 applets as of Oct 7th.