I’m probably late to the party (*1), but I discovered this neatness in the flic.io app:
So, if someone doesn’t want to use IFTTT for hooking up a flic button with Beeminder, they can just use the Beeminder API directly.
This action is also available for the flic widgets, so you can play around with this even without a physical button (*2).
*1) I just got my flic buttons today!
*2) Also using the REST API on iOS you can poke Beeminder via shortcuts already: iOS is open source again, request for feature/bugfix requests and iOS Shortcut for Adding Beeminder Data