How to create your own Rooster applet on IFTTT

Although we’ve created a whole host of applets for you to choose from, the beauty of IFTTT is all of the different applets you can make yourself! 

A few parents in the past have asked for a way to do quick boosts from their device dash. With IFTTT you can set up just that! We’re going to use this as an example of how to create your own applet.

What are we creating: 

an applet that lets you tap a button from a widget on your phone’s dashboard to quickly boost a child a set amount. 

If This

Choose the service you want to trigger an action from. For our example, we will select ‘Button widget’ as your ‘If This’ service.

Choose a trigger

Select a trigger for your ‘If This’. So for our example, we’ll choose  ‘Button press’.

Then That

Once you’ve set up your ‘If This’ you can next choose your ‘Then That’. For this example, you would choose RoosterMoney as your ‘Then That’ service. 

Choose an action

You can choose what action you want to occur when the ‘If This’ trigger happens. So when you push the button, what action do you want to occur?

With RoosterMoney you can choose from the following options:

  1. Boost a child
  2. Remove money from a child’s account
  3. Transfer money from one pot to another

For our example, we will select ‘Boost’. Now you will need to add in some details so we know where the boost is going and for how much.

Complete action fields

Once you’ve chosen your action, you will be asked to fill out some details for your ‘If This, Then That’ applet. 

For our example, this includes:

  1. The amount you want to Boost
  2. The child you want the action to occur for 
  3. The Pots you want this action to complete for 
  4. You can also choose a description to show in the transaction history.

Once you’ve set up all the details, you can click ‘Create action’ where you’ll be taken to a screen summarising your applet. Click ‘Continue’. 

Review and finish

Choose the title for your applet and click ‘Finish’ to create your very own applet!

It’s important to note for the applet we’ve created in the example to work, you will need to install the IFTTT app on the device you want to complete the action from, and then login with your IFTTT account details. That’s because the ‘Button widget’ is an IFTTT service and creates a widget on your device via their app. However, if you want to create an applet between Fitbit and RoosterMoney for example, you’d be fine creating this from a computer.