Use IFTTT with Jibo

IFTTT is a free platform that allows you to connect Jibo with your other devices, such as your phone, speakers, smart lightbulbs, smart appliances, and more. See also: What is IFTTT?

Please note: Only the Jibo Loop owner can connect to Jibo with IFTTT.

Create an IFTTT account
  1. In your browser, go to ifttt.com
  2. Click Sign up (or Sign in if you already have an account). 
  3. Follow the on-screen prompts to create your account.
Connect Jibo to your IFTTT account
  1. In your browser, go to ifttt.com
  2. Click Search on the menu bar.
  3. Type jibo in the search bar.
  4. Click Jibo under Services.
  5. Click Connect.
  6. If you are the owner, enter your email and password for the Jibo app, then click Sign In. This will NOT work if you are a general loop member. 
  7. Click Authorize.

You can now connect Jibo to any other devices that have IFTTT integration.

Use a pre-made applet

Jibo has created some applets that are ready for you to use.

  1. In your browser, go to ifttt.com
  2. Click My Applets on the menu bar.
  3. Click the Services tab.
  4. Click Jibo.
  5. Choose one of the pre-made applets from the screen. This example will walk you through how to set up Find your phone. This allows you to create a connection to your phone so that Jibo can call you if you ever lose your mobile device and need to locate it.
  6. Click the Turn on slider.
  7. Click Ok.
  8. Follow the on-screen prompts to connect your device to IFTTT.
    • To test this out, you'll enter your phone number, then click Send PIN to generate a phone call from IFTTT to your mobile device with an activation PIN. When you receive the PIN, you'll enter it and click Connect. Please note that this step will be different for every device.
  9. On the last page, make sure your applet is set to On. Check to see how long IFTTT predicts it will take the applet to run. The estimated time provided by IFTTT is based on the IFTTT servers and cannot be changed or improved by adjusting Jibo's WiFi settings.
  10. Try out your trigger. In this example, you can say Hey Jibo, abracabdra find my phone. Within a few minutes, your phone will ring.
Create a new applet

You can create a connection from Jibo to hundreds of different services with IFTTT. In this example, you'll set up Jibo to send a tweet for you.

  1. In your browser, go to ifttt.com
  2. Click My Applets on the menu bar.
  3. Click New Applet on the Applets tab.
  4. Click +this in the if +this then that line.
  5. Search for jibo.
  6. Click the Jibo block.
  7. Choose a trigger. At the moment, you can only create a voice trigger via "Hey Jibo, abracadabra ____ ." (Voice triggers will also respond to "Hey Jibo, trigger _____.")
  8. Type the key phrase you'd like to use to trigger your integration. In this example, you'll type tweet so that Jibo will post a tweet to your Twitter account when your say "Hey Jibo, abracadabra tweet."
  9. Click Create trigger.
  10. Click +that in the if jibo then +that line.
  11. Choose an action service. In this example, you'll click Twitter.
  12. Click Connect.
  13. Follow the on-screen prompts to connect your service. (i.e. Follow the prompts to sign in to Twitter and authorize the IFTTT app.)
  14. Choose an available action. (i.e. You'll click the Post a tweet action.)
  15. Complete the action fields. (i.e. You'll type I'm tweeting from my Jibo robot! in the Tweet Text field.)
  16. Click Create action.
  17. Confirm your applet settings and then click Finish.
  18. On the last page, make sure your applet is set to On. Check to see how long IFTTT predicts it will take the applet to run. The estimated time provided by IFTTT is based on the IFTTT servers and cannot be changed or improved by adjusting Jibo's WiFi settings.
  19. Try out your trigger. In this example, you can say Hey Jibo, abracadabra tweet. Within a few minutes, the tweet is posted to your Twitter feed!
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