iRobot and IFTTT Partner on Smart Home Integrations
iRobot has partnered with IFTTT, an integration and discovery platform provider, to enable new embedded smart home integrations. The companies will work to let customers integrate devices and services, like smart thermostats, lighting and home security, directly within the iRobot HOME App.
iRobot's digital features and smart home integrations allow users to operate the Roomba s and i Series robot vacuums and the Braava jet m6 robot mop to clean specific rooms by name using voice assistant integrations. As a result, customers can now clean simply by saying, "Tell Roomba to vacuum the kitchen." Working with IFTTT, and leveraging their new Connect product, iRobot will develop in-app integrations to allow its products to more extensively interact with other devices in the home.
"IFTTT Connect enables a powerful and easy-to-use way for our customers to connect our products with other smart devices in their home," said Chris Jones, chief technology officer at iRobot, in a statement. "We are excited to work with IFTTT to open up exciting new automations that enhance our existing connected product base, elevate the overall customer experience and further differentiate our products in the marketplace. We also look forward to exploring with IFTTT opportunities to unlock innovative smart home experiences using the home understanding our robots can provide."
"IFTTT began as a destination for consumers to easily connect the brands and services in their lives. With IFTTT Connect, businesses like iRobot are now bringing the power of IFTTT directly to where their customers are," said Linden Tibbets, founder and CEO of IFTTT, in a statement. "iRobot understands that the smart home of the future will be driven by consumer value. We're excited to explore how the home understanding and spatial awareness inherent in its products will help to unlock new smart home connections and experiences to benefit the consumer."