Latest in Culture

Image credit:

Louisville turns your smart lights red when air quality suffers

The city's IFTTT partnership aims to bring civic data directly to connected homes and devices.
Andrew Dalton, @dolftown
February 6, 2017
Share
Tweet
Share

Sponsored Links

Getty Creative

Citizens of Louisville, Kentucky just got a way to make their smart homes even smarter, thanks to IFTTT and the local city government. According to an announcement from Mayor Greg Fischer, the city has launched its own IFTTT channel that can tie public air quality data directly to smart home devices and other connected gadgets. With the city's home-baked applets, residents can get push notifications for days when the air quality reaches a certain level or, if it gets particularly bad, the air quality can actually be displayed in the colors of a Philips Hue connected lightbulb.

The IFTTT partnership is part of Louisville Metro's Smart City efforts, which hopes to make more data and services freely available to residents. "We're focused on bringing data and technology to citizens where they live, making it intuitive, accessible, inclusive and equitable," the city's chief of innovation Grace Simrall said in a statement. While the program is launching with only the air quality data for now, the city plans to roll out additional feeds of municipal data on the Smart Louisville channel soon. And, of course, residents don't need an entire smart home setup to take advantage of the partnership -- there are also options to send air quality alerts via text message or even download a log file to Google Drive.

All products recommended by Engadget are selected by our editorial team, independent of our parent company. Some of our stories include affiliate links. If you buy something through one of these links, we may earn an affiliate commission.
Comment
Comments
Share
Tweet
Share

Popular on Engadget

Samsung's newest watches can now take ECG readings in the US

Samsung's newest watches can now take ECG readings in the US

View
Amazon Fire TV Stick Lite leaks ahead of tomorrow's hardware event

Amazon Fire TV Stick Lite leaks ahead of tomorrow's hardware event

View
'Among Us' developers cancel sequel plans, focus on their new/old smash hit

'Among Us' developers cancel sequel plans, focus on their new/old smash hit

View
The Morning After: Tesla's $25,000 EV, and its 200 MPH-capable Model S

The Morning After: Tesla's $25,000 EV, and its 200 MPH-capable Model S

View
Samsung's Galaxy S20 FE is a flagship for people who can't afford flagships

Samsung's Galaxy S20 FE is a flagship for people who can't afford flagships

View

From around the web

Page 1Page 1ear iconeye iconFill 23text filevr