After a bit of re-branding and the launch of a trio of new apps in Do Button, Do Note, and Do Camera, IFTTT today confirmed that two of those experiences - Do Button and Do Note - will be coming to the Apple Watch when the device arrives to customers beginning next week.

Coming as a client update that will bring Apple Watch support, like many other apps before it, the two task-management apps will allow users to run their favorite "Recipes" from the simplicity of their wrist. Envisioned as a simple "If this, then that" equation, Recipes require a "Channel" (an app) and a "Title" (a command) to be executed properly. So users can, in essence, create a Button to post a picture quickly to a Facebook album, or share it to Twitter followers.

iftt-apple-watch-1
The advantage of having Recipes on the Apple Watch is interesting, as the Do Button specifically aims to introduce Apple Watch functionality to apps that haven't even confirmed first-party support for the wearable yet. Users will be able to control their Nest to a desired setting, or interact with a set of Hue Bulbs. Philips has confirmed a Hue Watch app is incoming, but has remained quiet on the actual launch window for the app.

While each interaction will be boiled down to basic on/off functionality thanks to Do Button - one can't go into Hue's deep color customization screen, for example - even the limited availability of such apps at the Watch's launch date is notable.

Available tomorrow, the IFTTT apps will give people the power to use the apps, services and devices they love, even if they don’t have Apple Watch functionality (everything from Gmail to Jawbone, Evernote, Nest and Facebook).

For example, use Do Button to turn your Nest thermostat to 70 degrees with a single tap, or to switch your lights on or off. With Do Note, simply dictate your request and tap to run your command – e.g. create a note in Evernote or quickly create an event in Google Calendar.

While Do Button lived mostly as an extraneous accessory to first-party apps on iPhone, the Apple Watch version has an advantage of being first out of the gate with a few of the most popular apps on the App Store. Do Note could be in the same boat, but with a focus on Evernote functionality right now - which has its own dictation-inspired note app launching for the Watch - it's yet to be seen if IFTTT's Do Note app will be as functional as Do Button on the Watch.

iftt-apple-watch-3
With the incoming update later today, all three IFTTT apps, including Do Camera, will be made available for iPad, as well. It will no doubt be interesting to see as time goes on the kinds of recipes users create, and IFTTT itself recommends, specifically due to the ease-of-use of the Apple Watch.

Do Button [Direct Link], Do Note [Direct Link], and Do Camera [Direct Link] can be downloaded from the App Store for free.

Related Roundup: Apple Watch Series 9
Buyer's Guide: Apple Watch (Neutral)

Top Rated Comments

Locoboof Avatar
118 months ago
This is actually good to know. I'll use this for my nest thermostats and my garage door opener until they officially make one. Thank you!
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)

Popular Stories

Delta Feature

Delta Game Emulator Now Available From App Store on iPhone

Wednesday April 17, 2024 9:58 am PDT by
Game emulator apps have come and gone since Apple announced App Store support for them on April 5, but now popular game emulator Delta from developer Riley Testut is available for download. Testut is known as the developer behind GBA4iOS, an open-source emulator that was available for a brief time more than a decade ago. GBA4iOS led to Delta, an emulator that has been available outside of...
iPhone 15 Pro Action Button Translate

All iPhone 16 Models to Feature Action Button, But Usefulness Debated

Tuesday April 16, 2024 6:54 am PDT by
Last September, Apple's iPhone 15 Pro models debuted with a new customizable Action button, offering faster access to a handful of functions, as well as the ability to assign Shortcuts. Apple is poised to include the feature on all upcoming iPhone 16 models, so we asked iPhone 15 Pro users what their experience has been with the additional button so far. The Action button replaces the switch ...
maxresdefault

Hands-On With the New App Store Delta Game Emulator

Wednesday April 17, 2024 12:19 pm PDT by
A decade ago, developer Riley Testut released the GBA4iOS emulator for iOS, and since it was against the rules at the time, Apple put a stop to downloads. Emulators have been a violation of the App Store rules for years, but that changed on April 5 when Apple suddenly reversed course and said that it was allowing retro game emulators on the App Store. Subscribe to the MacRumors YouTube channel ...
Provenance Emulator

PlayStation, GameCube, Wii, and SEGA Emulator for iPhone and Apple TV Coming to App Store

Friday April 19, 2024 8:29 am PDT by
The lead developer of the multi-emulator app Provenance has told iMore that his team is working towards releasing the app on the App Store, but he did not provide a timeframe. Provenance is a frontend for many existing emulators, and it would allow iPhone and Apple TV users to emulate games released for a wide variety of classic game consoles, including the original PlayStation, GameCube, Wii,...
iOS NES Emulator Bimmy Feature

NES Emulator for iPhone and iPad Now Available on App Store [Removed]

Tuesday April 16, 2024 11:33 am PDT by
The first approved Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) emulator for the iPhone and iPad was made available on the App Store today following Apple's rule change. The emulator is called Bimmy, and it was developed by Tom Salvo. On the App Store, Bimmy is described as a tool for testing and playing public domain/"homebrew" games created for the NES, but the app allows you to load ROMs for any...