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IFTTT+Siri Shortcuts+Cron jobs = WIN

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IFTTT is a powerful service that lets you connect your smart devices together.

I'm fairly new in this home automation thing, but I'm always open to some ideas to make my life a little bit more comfortable.

Now I share with you how I turned an 8 GBP smart color changing light bulb into a Apple Homekit kind of thing. (it's not compatible with Homekit, but now it does the same thing for a lot less money)

Using IFTTT webhooks to turn my light on/off , change to some preset color and brigthness in %. I have Siri Shortcuts to visit each IFTTT URL that triggers each action.

What else.. I'm one of those guys who experience difficulties to wake up early for work. So in Siri Shortcuts I have 4 different alarms, and it visits a cron job website , logs in using HTTP post request, then it goes to that certain cron job settings which is also a simple HTML form, I could easily find variables by using Tamper Data, and I have Siri Shortcuts, to fill out that form and save it. Now whenever I tell Siri that I'm working tomorrow it will automaticly turn on the lights with the last alarm, lessen the chance to fall back to sleep. And whenever I tell Siri , that I'm not working tomorrow it disables the cron job.

It wasn't easy to find a simple free cron job website that doesn't use much javascript, but https://cron-job.org/en/ is perfect for that.

And I know that IFTTT supports time schedules, that could turn on my lights at a certain time, but now the point was whatever if I'm working tomorrow or not.

What are your some IFTTT setups? Let me know.

Edited by antarsis

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yeah is good for beginner but IFTTT have a acces to all your data with this system so security rish is big -_- is better to buy a vps a dedicated server and use the internal system of cron task


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