Why is there no channel for Stack Overflow on IFTTT?

It would be great if I can mash up the Stack Exchange website with other web-based services like Google Reader or GMail, receive a SMS or notifications, etc.

See https://ifttt.com/

  • After taking a good look at the IFTTT website, I have come to the conclusion that they have little or no intention of allowing third parties to write providers. Support for Stack Exchange would need to be implemented by the site developers. Commented Dec 16, 2012 at 20:35
  • did you try to contact them ?
    – IamaTacos
    Commented Dec 18, 2012 at 0:05
  • I can do that :)
    – IamaTacos
    Commented Dec 18, 2012 at 0:11
  • We can all suggest that IFTTT implement a new "Channel" for StackExchange. If many people do this, IFTTT might priorities the Channel. ifttt.com/help/channel_suggestion Commented May 16, 2013 at 18:39
  • any update on this?
    – Ooker
    Commented Aug 8, 2015 at 18:01

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Actually this can be done with using the rss feed channel on ifttt. together with the rss feed from the Stack2rss app that transforms stackoverflow api queries to an rss feed. like:

http://stack2rss.stackexchange.com/stackoverflow/users/{{your user id}}/questions?body=true

you should check the api for the specific query you like (respone, specific questions tag, your answers, another users answers etc) and then construct a query

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    stack2rss does work, but it only works with one individual SE site. It does not provide an RSS feed which covers all the StackExchange sites (e.g. stackexchange.com/users/$UID ) Commented May 16, 2013 at 6:23
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    True,but that is the current situation.. I think (although) I didn't check. From what I can tell this is a limitation of the stackoverflow REST Api. since stack2rss is just a transformation tool from the json api to rss this can't be done with it. I think this handles most use cases.
    – alonisser
    Commented May 17, 2013 at 7:08
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    Is this still supposed to work? stack2rss.stackexchange.com 404s for me…
    – binki
    Commented Dec 16, 2014 at 14:42
  • Old answer.. don't know noe
    – alonisser
    Commented Dec 17, 2014 at 8:36

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