The Yo messaging app is a weird phenomenon. The app does one thing and one thing only, which is to send your friends the message “Yo”. That’s all, nothing more, nothing less. Oddly enough the novelty has caught on which has caused the app to be downloaded multiple times and even raise enough money for a second round of funding.
Now if you’re wondering what on earth is the app good for except for bugging your friends? Well it looks like Yo might have gotten a bit more functional thanks to its integration with the IFTTT app. Through the app, users will be able to send messages via Yo to their connected home appliances to activate/deactivate them.
So instead of launching separate apps for your different connected home appliances, you will be able to do so via the Yo app itself, making it a bit more convenient to use. You will be able to turn on/off lights, enable/disable your Nest smart thermostat, and so on. Sounds pretty handy, doesn’t it?
For those wondering about IFTTT, it’s an app that stands for If This Than That. It has a bunch of recipes that allows you to make your smartphone even smarter and more efficient. For example you could set it so that every morning the day’s weather will be sent to you. It can also be setup to automatically backup your photos whenever you take them by sending it to your email, and so on. So if you have some connected home appliances and still have the Yo app around, perhaps you’ll want to download IFTTT and take it for a spin.