Location + IFTTT = Some mighty addicting ways to harness the power of your favorite web apps.
The online service IFTTT (if this, then that) has built up a loyal fanbase of people who enjoy mixing together their favorite web apps.
For example, using IFTTT’s recipes you can have all of your photos uploaded to Facebook or Instagram saved on a private Dropbox folder. IFTTT allows you to “put the internet to work for you,” as its slogan says.
Now LIFTTT, a new iPhone and Android app launching today from developerVisual Candy, is adding location to the mix. In short, the app lets you add location data to any IFTTT recipe — for example, you can send yourself an email reminder when you arrive at work, or turn on devices connected to a home automation gadget like the Belkin Wemo when you get home.
LIFTTT lets you trigger recipes whenever you leave or enter a location, and you can also specify the time and distance from the location to enable the trigger. It’s all powered by Visual Candy’s experience with low-powered location API’s, which means LIFTTT shouldn’t hurt your battery life too much. The developer previously created Uber Checkin, an app that lets you automatically check-in to locations on Foursquare.