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IFTTT (short for “if this, then that”) announced last week via their blog and other media outlets that they have been working closely with other apps to implement their recipe style automation into native apps. Turns out Garageio is one of those apps.
In short, IFTTT’s recipes are great for getting apps and devices that you use on the reg to interact with each other without being prompted to do so.
Before now, you had to download the IFTTT app or visit their website to get everything setup. Today that changed. Over the course of the last year, the Garageio team has been working with IFTTT to integrate those formulas inside our own app rather than relying on IFTTT to handle the coordination elsewhere.
The result is you can now use all IFTTT recipes right within the Garageio native app to do cool things like:
You can now use Garageio and Stringify to automatically close your garage whenever you forget about it.
Using the new Stringify App in combination with your Garageio you can now completely automate opening and closing your garage door based on your location, time of day, or for your security. Whether you are simply coming home for the night, leaving for work in the morning Stringify will make sure your garage is always secure.
You can use Stringify for all of your smart home devices, but to do use it for your garage you will need a Garageio. If you don’t have a Garageio yet, go here and use the code “STRINGIFY” to get 15% off.
Here are 4 quick guides to automate your garage using Stringify:
1. Download the Stringify App and set up a ‘Flow’ using the Garageio Icon.
2. Set Stringify to Close your garage when you are away.
Exact Flow: When I am not home and the garage door opens, send, close the garage and send me a notification.
3. Set Stringify to Auto Close Your Garage when you are home.
Exact Flow: When I am home and it is late, if the garage door is open, close it and notify me.
4. Set Stringify to Notify you if your garage opens unexpectedly.
Exact Flow: If it is nighttime and the garage door opens, turn on my room lights, and send me a notification.
Stringify can be programmed to work with all of your smart home devices and they have Flow Ideas that include Phillips Hue, Amazon Echo, Nest and many others.
You can get and in depth use case of how to use Stringify and Garageio on their blog here.
We’re happy to announce that Garageio is now available on Smarthome.com! As an IoT hardware startup, it’s extremely important to be available on as many different platforms as possible. So we are adding another distribution channel to our arsenal with Smarthome.com! They have a huge selection of other awesome smart home and IoT products such as the Amazon Echo, Insteon, and Ecobee. Thanks to the folks over at Smarthome for believing in our product!
We are proud to announce that Garageio now works with Myknock!
Myknock makes your connected life better for you and your family. It saves you valuable time by removing the clutter of multiple apps with multiple logins.
Why have Garageio and Myknock teamed up? The garage is a unique access point to your home for the entire family. While most devices and services do a great job catering to a single connected user – Myknock caters to the connected family. Similarly to your Philips Hue smart lights, Nest thermostat, and all your other connected devices, you may want control and personalize how each member of your household uses Garageio. Instead of having to install and manage multiple apps to operate your smart home, Myknock gives you total control from a single dashboard.
Myknock supports multiple user-based profiles allowing the household owner to share access to their connected life devices and services with others as desired. Myknock is the only solution that seamlessly works for all of the members of the household, greatly improving the digital life experience by letting users share access with every member of the family.
Garageio and Myknock both create a smarter and simpler way to monitor and control your smart home and your life. It only makes sense for the two to work together. Learn more about Garageio + Myknock and our other integrations on our WorksWith page. You can also check out Myknock’s press release on prweb!
Myknock is a free app and is available at Myknock.com and can be downloaded from the links below:
Garageio’s hardware is broken down by some nerds in All About Circuits’ Teardown Tuesday: IoT Garage Door Opener.
All About Circuits decided to crack open one of our Blackboxes to see the brains behind Garageio. They did a pretty good job of breaking down everything that goes into our hardware. Luckily, it’s not just the hardware that makes Garageio the awesome IoT product that it is, there’s tons of software too. Which we won’t be displaying to the internet anytime soon ;). Just know that there’s a lot going on behind the scenes and a lot more cool things coming down the pipeline for our little black box.
Check out All About Circuits’ article here: Teardown Tuesday: IoT Garage Door Opener
CNET gave us a pretty great review! You can read and watch CNET’s review here: CNET’s Garageio Review
We are well aware of the issues that are highlighted with Garageio’s experience and are working on fixes for all of them plus some other major updates. Keep your eyes and ears open for some exciting news in the coming months!
Garageio is nominated for the Connected Home category for the Internet of Things Awards! If Garageio has made your life easier and you love having a smart garage, please support us by voting. To cast your vote, click the link above and scroll to the bottom of the page. You can vote once per day until 1/22 so make sure to come back and vote again!