We've been developing an IFTTT channel, and could use more help testing it out!
It's got one action: Add Data to a goal, and two triggers: for when a new datapoint gets added to a goal, and for when a goal has ≤ n days of safety buffer left.
Yes, this means you can have Beeminder goals auto-populate other Beeminder goals. Or set up ridiculous ways to alert yourself to eep days, like flashing your lights or locking yourself in your house or idontknowwhat. Or just automatically add it to your calendar. Or of course just automatically send data to Beeminder, if ZapMinder doesn't already have you covered.
We're not sure if we can directly post the preview link yet but if you go to ifthisMINDthat dot com you'll get there. We think we're almost ready to go live with this! [PS: Maybe more bugs than we thought! Thank you, everyone! Keep hammering on it...]
Please publish any recipes you create! (They won't actually be public till we're out of beta but it helps other beta testers in the meantime and helps when we launch too).
We can use this thread to discuss ideas for using it and any bugs you encounter.
List of Things to Fix (thanks especially to @drmaciver)
- "goal in red" trigger pointless given "derailing soon"?
- The default titles aren't great. In particular they say "add new datapoint for DRMacIver" rather than the goal name and don't contain the source goal - so e.g. they say "If beeminder deadline is soon then add new datapoint for DRMacIver.
- In "beeminder deadline is soon" the number of days is not validated to be a number. If I set it to be a non-number then it looks like the recipe never triggers.