SIGNUL Launches IFTTT Channel for its Indiegogo Crowdfunded Personal Location-Based Beacon System

Now SIGNUL users can create personalized recipes that trigger when they enter or exit the vicinity of a beacon

VANCOUVER, Feb. 3, 2016 /CNW/ - The team behind SIGNUL, the personal location-based beacon system that simplifies consumer technology by integrating physical and digital products, is excited to announce the official launch of the SIGNUL Channel on IFTTT. SIGNUL allows consumers to automate and contextualize key digital tasks such as sending text messages, launching apps, and updating social networks, when entering or exiting the vicinity of a SIGNUL beacon. The addition of the SIGNUL IFTTT Channel opens up the possibilities of what actions can be triggered when engaged with a SIGNUL beacon.


IFTTT is an online service that connects consumers' favourite apps and products, so they better meet their needs. These connections are called Recipes, and users are able to select from hundreds of Channels to say If This happens, Then do That (IFTTT). With the SIGNUL IFTTT Channel you can use SIGNUL zone entry and exit events as the If in your recipes. For example, when a beacon is placed in someone's office, a possibly recipe could be: If that person leaves the office for the evening, Then their Nest thermostat will start to heat their home.

"When we began to develop SIGNUL, almost two years ago, we had no idea how important a product like this would be in the ecosystem of connected devices and automation. Mainstream adoption of home automation, and the evolution of IFTTT have created a unique niche for SIGNUL today, and even more so going forward. Device-as-presence sensing and micro-location are integral components in a connected world, and we're very excited to see SIGNUL at the forefront of that movement," said Trent Shumay, President and CTO of Finger Food Studios, the IoT Design Shop, and founder of SIGNUL.

Activating your IFTTT Channel is easy. Just follow these steps:

  1. Login to
  2. Go to the SIGNUL Channel and connect your SIGNUL account
  3. Get creative!



SIGNUL is a personal beacon system that simplifies your life by automating everyday activities. The SIGNUL beacon hardware utilizes Bluetooth low energy (BLE or Bluetooth 4.0) to generate proximity zones in your home, office, car or really anywhere that you perform repetitive tasks. The SIGNUL App detects these zones and triggers user-defined actions when you enter or exit them. SIGNUL was developed by IoT Design Shop, the Internet of Things Innovation Centre at Finger Food Studios. SIGNUL is made in Canada.


Founded in December of 2010 and launched publicly September 2011, IFTTT (pronounced "gift" without the "g") is a service that lets you create powerful connections with one simple statement: If This Then That.

The IFTTT community can create if this then that connections, called Recipes, between lots of different applications, called Channels, including Facebook, Twitter, Dropbox, Evernote, Gmail and others.

SOURCE IoT Design Shop

Image with caption: "SIGNUL is a personal location-based automation system that leverages IFTTT to simplify today'’s most popular consumer products including home automation, social media and more. SIGNUL was developed by IoT Design Shop, the Internet of Things Innovation Centre at Finger Food Studios. SIGNUL is available for purchase at (CNW Group/IoT Design Shot)". Image available at:

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