I have never figured out how to use IFTTT correctly. I had an applet set up to send my run times to a spreadsheet and that worked fine, but another one I had setup, email me when my system goes offline, failed on me the only time my system has gone offline.

I’ve had this enabled for a year:

Is IFTTT unpredictable in how it works? I’ve had Hue lightbulbs set to go on at sunset and after a couple weeks they started not working for like an hour after sunset.

When does "Rachio Offline" event fire in IFTTT?
IFTTT recipe doesn't create Google sheet

There is another thread about this same problem.

I can get IFTTT to work for most eveything else, just not the Rachio going offline.


ok cool, well since Rachio emails me also and sends a push notification, i’m going to just delete that applet


I was looking over my other applets and my I’m supposed to get an email when my fitbit battery is low on battery also, but I never get that… i wonder if there is something up with using my gmail for alerts


Interesting … I may try and do some testing to see if texting works better — As usual, I’m traveling a lot this summer, and I’d really like to get this functionality working!


I just discovered this “IFTTT Help” topic, so I’m cross-posting my questions here.

I will add this specific example, too: When I first enabled the Rachio service in IFTTT, there was a pre-made applet (by Rachio) called Track Watering in Google Spreadsheet. One of the elements in that applet is DurationInMinutes. I can edit the applet, and I can remove or re-add that element to it.

But when I create my own applets using the Rachio service and the Event Registered event, that element (DurationInMinutes) is not available. If I click Add Ingredient, there are only two elements available (CreatedAt and DeviceName). Why isn’t DurationInMinutes available?