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Integromat vs IFTTT vs Zapier
« on: October 10, 2018, 06:19:17 PM »
I'm a big fan of Zapier and IFTTT, but

- I find IFTTT a little clunky, though it has improved a lot lately. I'm also just always skeptical of a free service. It appears to be an affiliate model, but it just always makes me nervous trusting something that is important to IFTTT. Maybe that's ill-founded

- Zapier, on the other hand, is great to work with, but I find the premium pricing a bit steep. I'm at the lower threshold of needing it, and find it a big jump for a little extra

- Integromat - I just discovered these guys. They have a ton of integrations, generous free plan and a reasonable $9/mo first step up. Haven't built anything on them yet, but am looking to try.

More generally, services like this seem to be breeding like rodents lately. Every time I turn around, I find another. However, the ones that I find are typically either much more expensive than Zapier or much more limited or both.

Are people using any other similar services that you like/hate?

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Re: Integromat vs IFTTT vs Zapier
« Reply #1 on: October 10, 2018, 09:45:14 PM »
>IFTTT skeptical

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This company is dominating the behind-the-scenes implementation of smarthome tech.  I don't use them because I think they're going to eventually squeeze freeloaders into some sort of subscription plan. But there are many, many smarthome and smartphone users who are up to their eyeballs in IFTTT recipes.

This uneasiness about future dependency seems to be strengthening in the home automation forums (I'm still the dumbest guy) and they're looking elsewhere. FWIW, see 'MQTT' rising steadily, but know nothing about it.

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Re: Integromat vs IFTTT vs Zapier
« Reply #2 on: October 11, 2018, 03:24:31 AM »
FWIW, see 'MQTT' rising steadily, but know nothing about it.

It's protocol, not a service. Like HTTP, it sits on top of TCP/IP

You are deep into geekdom in your automation forums if they're having discussions about MQTT.

My goal here is to save myself effort, not build a startup based on messaging protocol.