OnHub, now with IFTTT


– Meet brothers
Brendan and Kyle, tinkerers, hackers,
and best friends. – I’m probably
physically stronger. – I wouldn’t say that.
I wouldn’t say that. – We gave them an OnHub router
from Google, a box of smart home devices, and a day to see how many things they could connect
using OnHub and IFTTT. IFTTT stands for
“If Then Then That.” IFTTT lets you connect
your apps and devices together by making simple
“if this then that” statements. Each statement is called
a recipe. And recipes let you control and
automate your connected devices both in and out of your home. [device chiming]
OnHub is now the first router that works with IFTTT. – Let’s do it. [upbeat music] Here we go.
– All right. – We’ll kick off with
something simple. When my phone connects, we’ll send you an email
that’s like, “Kyle’s home.” – You’re home–
– Do you care if I’m home? If Kyle’s phone connects
to the OnHub, then we’ll send a Gmail. – Our first recipe. – So I’m reconnected
back on OnHub. – Okay.
[phone chimes] And there we go.
Kyle’s home. So, I mean, that’s super easy. Really fast. It’s simple but–but
actually pretty cool. Cross that off.
– Okay. – Let’s mess around
with this thing. [upbeat music] What if maybe
you’re leaving the apartment, and your hands are
full of stuff, you walk out the door, you leave the network,
and it just locks behind you? That would be sweet. – We’ll do your phone.
– Yep. Yep, I’m connected.
– Cool. – Coming out the door,
I’ve got a ton of stuff, I got a backpack,
I’m walking out, here I go. I’m gonna disconnect, and it should lock behind me. Nice.
– Hey, there you go. – Perfect, that’s great.
– There it is. Done.
– Done. [devices beeping, whirring] You still have those
ping-pong balls, too. – [laughs]
– See what else we got to work with.
I think the camera could be, like, you know,
security-type feature. [alarm beeping]
[grunts] [both laugh] – Brendan, so now my phone’s on the OnHub network, so tripping
the security camera… – Yeah.
– Shouldn’t do anything. – Boom. We obviously got our lights. – So we have
our hypothetical party here… – As more people
join the network, more stuff will happen
with the lights. – Right.
– Josh and Jen. – Jen.
– On the network. – They’re on board to OnHub.
– And… their two personalized lights. – Carl, Eric, and Frankie. – They’re all on the network. It’s a throwdown. Look at that.
Perfect. One, two, three.
Success! – I kind of just want to, like,
blow out the next thing. – We got stuff left. [upbeat music] I plan to use
the connected switch, and then I’ll set up a recipe so that when I connect,
I’ll have some switches turn on and hopefully these’ll just
kind of launch into the air. Let me enjoy
the fruits of my labors here. – You got it, yeah.
– Connect, why not? Okay.
I’m on. [cannon whirring] – Oh!
– [laughs] [upbeat music] – OnHub just keeps
getting better. Now the first router
that works with IFTTT. [upbeat music] – How cool is that?
[chuckles] – It’s a pretty fun party.

100 thoughts on “OnHub, now with IFTTT

  1. Not sure I get the "first wifi that works with IFTTT". I use Tasker (it can do more than just `if X then Y`) and the idea of "I connect to wifi X, do Y" already exists. I have one that when I get to work (connect to work wifi), put the phone on vibrate. Once I leave work (disconnect from home wifi), send a text to my gf that I'm omw.

    The video does show lights and door locks, but is that connectivity a OnHub thing or a IFTTT thing (with WiFi)?

  2. Disconnecting from a network is a really bad signal for stuff like this.

    Reboot your phone? Door locks.

    Presence is really hard to crack and make work well.

  3. So the only trick here is to be aware if static ip-address devices are on the network or not. That can't be impossible on a Rasberry pi, can it?
    Consult the rest of the comment section on why locking doors in this way is a bad idea…

  4. All of those examples were cool but not important. If it becomes a standard feature in routers that might be ok but i wouldnt pay extra money for it, plus you have to replace your other stuff like locks, lights etc for the examples to work. A lot of effort and $$$ just for something thats cool and not necessary.

  5. Do….people care at all about doing important things anymore? Do people have lives? I am bored to death by tech these days….used to care….. don't any more.

  6. How is it authenticating these people? Is it just device name?; because that's totally spoofable. Don't use this to lock your doors or disabled you alarms, kids.

  7. Google, I would like an easy way to add friends and to find them in google maps, click on them and calculate the best road to them. Also see their GPS location on the map updated when they move.

  8. When will this Google ripping off Apple background music die? Would it kill these electronic giants to utilise a synthesiser?

  9. Google, how can I get in touch directly with your team based in Mumbai, India pls? I have reached out to you guys quick a few times & no luck. Hoping this wont postpone any longer

  10. Will this keep hackers from knowing you are not home and then breaking into your house just to steal all your cool gadgets?

  11. out of knowhere, youtube ads is getting good.
    first the lowes houuse love vid
    then the vid when kids hooked up a wifi router
    and now this

  12. None of this is useful. My door already locks behind me, and I couldn't care less when my roommate gets back to the apartment. At no point did this video show how you can actually integrate the ITTT services, but just a couple of projects that people have been doing with Arduino for years.

  13. Such things are too expensive for a man live in a developing country. Especially the Hub. 然而似乎并没有必要

  14. I will only get the new one if they every put at least 3-4 lan ports in the back. I hear it is fast but lacks the ports.

  15. I can't wait for the eventual, "goddammit onhub, I was just taking out the trash, open the door" moments.

  16. More likely someone will set up a causal chain that will imprison them in some domino effect than simplify their life. Also, leaves lots of room for invasion of privacy and stalker-like behavior (N).

  17. Other than locking and unlocking the door- nothing else seemed practical at all. I love how the video ended with the goofy ping-pong blower. Buy our router so you can blow some ping pong balls across the room guys. Accurate portrayal of use cases for IFTTT.

  18. this seems like a good idea, however it can be easily exploitable if all you need is a website with no password. if you need a Google account to get into it, that's worse; not only do they have access to your Drive, your Google+, YouTube, etc., but now they have access to your WiFi Router as well, meaning they can lock you out and you no longer have any access whatsoever to the Internet, let alone your account and things your account is connected to, again.

  19. its cool but we still dont know what long term effects wireless devices will do to our health, not to be a party pooper

  20. This is the most awesome thing I've seen in a long time! I just loved it.. this gave me a tech-gasm!

  21. Hi , thanks for posting, im searching for a electrical multimeter that can be connected to ifttt ? I want to connect the multimeter to a DC battery , when the voltage decrease to certain level i want to disconnect other switch thats connected to ifttt ? Any idea ? Thanks .

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