It's pretty amazing how connected everything is in this world and while it's no miracle that you can have Twitter post to Facebook for your thanks to the API. There is a service called IFTTT that takes this to a whole new level. Although (If This Then That) isn't all that new, they are now integrated with a ton of products and services - including Square. That's right, you can set up your IFTTT account so that when someone pays you, the lights in your house blink (as well as a ton of other IFTTT related things). It's nifty, but a little scary how much technology we are connecting to Skynet.
- Get a text alert everytime a transaction over X is made
- Hook it into Evernote to keep an automatic running list of refunds of X value
- Post a message of congratulations on Yammer when a big sale clears
- Add all new payments to a row on a Google Docs spreadsheet