The Internet of Things is an excellent technology for smart device end users. It is good, among other things, because it allows you to be perfect in the natural human desire to make a minimum effort to achieve a result. Devices are now turned on and off by automatic scenarios or by tapping the smartphone screen with the controlling mobile app running. However, today’s services even make it possible to control devices in just two movements: the first, you unlock the screen of your smartphone, and the second, you control the device. Below we will tell you how to control 2Smart IoT devices from the smartphone’s home screen, even without launching the 2Smart Cloud mobile application or in its absence.
So, what do we need to control the device without launching the mobile application? While exploring the universe of IFTTT services, we came across a simple but cool one called “Button widget”. This is a native service from IFTTT itself, which allows you to create a button to control other services and place it on the home screen of an Android or iOS mobile device.
Using the “Button widget”, you can set up amazing automations. Among the most popular options are turning on music in one tap, tracking working hours in Google Spreadsheet, or saving the location of a parked car. Of course, you can also use the button to control your 2Smart devices.
Here’s what to do to set up this automation:
This simple integration is really handy! You need a minimum to manage your device. Just take your smartphone, unlock it, and tap the button on the home screen.
This device control method can also be utilized when using 2Smart open-source home automation software. Just set up the 2Smart Сloud Integration, available in the automation platform market!
The zoo of IFTTT services is extensive, and we recommend using other integrations with 2Smart Cloud! Share your experience of creating IFTTT applets on 2Smart social networks!