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‘Yo’ Launches IFTTT Channel, Lets You ‘Yo’ Your Connected Home


Yo is a great way to annoy your friends, but it could also turn into something much more — a simple way to manage push notifications across multiple apps and gadgets. On Tuesday, we got the first taste of how Yo might actually be useful on a daily basis. The company has launched an IFTTT channel that lets you automate light switches, air conditioning, Belkin WeMo devices, and phone calls, all by sending a Yo to IFTTT. For now, this means you can only set up one function at a time, which is unfortunate. Here are some of the many ways you can use Yo with IFTTT: Send a Yo to IFTTT to turn on your Aros air conditioner unit; Send a Yo to IFTTT to log a gym visit using Jawbone UP; Send a Yo to IFTTT to tweet something, like “Just arrived at work”; Send a Yo to IFTTT to turn your Philips Hue lights off; Send a Yo to IFTTT to have IFTTT call your phone (to get you out of a meeting or a bad date).

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Shelly Palmer is the host of Fox Television’s "Shelly Palmer Digital Living" television show about living and working in a digital world. He is Fox 5′s (WNYW-TV New York) Tech Expert and the host of United Stations Radio Network’s, MediaBytes, a daily syndicated radio report that features insightful commentary and a unique insiders take on the biggest stories in technology, media, and entertainment.