I was pretty excited to see this thread about how powerful and flexible IFTTT applets can be now:
And of course IFTTT is just amazing in how easy they make it to set up simple (“if this then that”) applets.
Unfortunately I have a strong sense that, from Beeminder’s point of view, it doesn’t matter how easy and powerful IFTTT is because 95%+ of people when they hear “create an IFTTT applet” will just immediately dismiss it as not worth it and there’s nothing we can ever do to change that short of integrating so tightly with IFTTT that it’s part of Beeminder goal creation and you don’t even have to have a separate IFTTT account. From the perspective of Beeminder users, IFTTT is a proverbial Trivial Inconvenience.
One implication of this: when considering autodata integrations, the fact that a candidate integration is totally redundant with the status quo of Beeminder+IFTTT should hardly at all be a point against it.