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Android users can now leverage the power of IFTTT

IFTTT makes its way to Android, bringing with it some powerful features.

Jason Cipriani
Jason Cipriani
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Following the recent release of IFTTT for iPad, an Android app is now available. IFTTT, which stands for If This Then That, makes it possible to connect various physical and digital services to carry out tasks that wouldn't be possible otherwise.

With IFTTT, you can create a recipe to automatically backup your contacts to a Google Drive spreadsheet on a regular basis, or only when changes are made. On iOS, you can even control your lights using Siri. Endless possibilities is a phrase I often overuse when talking about IFTTT.

With the release of the Android app, IFTTT brings additional triggers and features to the service. Since Android allows access to capabilities iOS developers can only dream of, IFTTT can take full advantage of Android's "open" philosophy.

For example, Android users of the IFTTT app can have text messages automatically backed up to Google Drive or Dropbox. Or you can opt to have a text sent for you, without you having to do a thing, when you arrive or leave a specific location. You can even log your phone calls, including only tracking calls from a specific phone number. My favorite recipe so far is setting my device wallpaper to my latest Instagram photo.

Naturally, push alerts have also made it to the Android version of the app.

We plan on compiling a list of the best Android IFTTT recipes once people start getting creative; be sure to link to your favorite one in the comments below.

IFTTT will be hitting the publish button later today. Once live, it will be available in the Play Store, or you can check the IFTTT mobile site for download links to both the iOS and Android versions.