If you own a Roomba, odds are pretty good that you enjoy a connected lifestyle and like to take advantage of technology and tools that make it easier for you to focus on the things you want to do instead of the things you need to do. For a long time, one of the chores you could avoid thanks to technology was vacuuming through use of the iRobot Roomba devices. iRobot has announced they now support IFTTT and already a variety of applets are available to help owners of Roomba devices make their vacuums even better at keeping things in tip top shape.
Some of the applets that have already been published to IFTTT include the ability to post to Facebook when the Roomba finishes a cleaning cycle, it can be set to stop vacuuming when you arrive home, or pause cleaning when a phone call is detected. In a bit of an interesting twist, one of the applets uses a tweet via Twitter to initiate a cleaning cycle by the Roomba instead of using the dedicated app to setup a schedule or even – horrors – hitting the start button with a physical action.
Although iRobot has not yet announced direct support for Roomba devices via smart speakers like Google Home, IFTTT does support Google Assistant, so control can be practically achieved.
If you have a Roomba and want to see all of the currently available IFTTT applets, hit the source link below.
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