tado° has today announced a partnership with the web’s home automation controller in the sky, IFTTT (If This Then That).
tado° users will soon be able to connect their tado° Smart Thermostat to other appliances via IFTTT. This will enable the use of the tado° geolocation feature for purposes other than smart heating or cooling. In the very near future, when a tado° user leaves the house, not only will the heating automatically go to savings mode, but simultaneously the lights switch off, the alarm system activates, the garage door locks and landline calls reroute to their mobile.
In addition there’s a new API for developers and partners that tado° hopes will promote integration with their devices and other areas of the smart home.
The tado° app runs on iOS, Android and Windows phones as well as on smart watches like the Pebble Watch and Android Wear. The Pebble and Android Wear apps have actually been created by two great minds from the tado° developer community. tado° offers talented developers the possibility to use the tado° API to create new apps. Furthermore, selected partners such as big utility, telecommunication and insurance companies are able to build their own integrated tado° apps as part of their tado° partnership.