IFTTT Allows The Apple II To Get An Upgrade Including Tweeting And Controlling Smart Home Devices
A couple of tech enthusiasts have taken to Twitter to demonstrate how the Apple IIe computer introduced in 1983 can be used to send emails, tweet on Twitter, and control smart home gadgets etc. The UI elements are still the same old-fashioned ones. The idea was to bring the IFTTT service to the Apple II. The Apple IIe is able to access the services using a special IFTTT applet. This can be loaded up from the Apple II menu, allowing the user to select the task they want to carry out.
With the applet, one would be able to choose an app with which they want to interact and communicate as usual. The Twitter users mentioned that they were able to achieve this feat by using a combination of IFTTT, and CC65, a C cross-compiler for 6502-based computers, and IP65, a TCP/IP library written in 6502 assembly language. Finally, the program uses the Ethernet interface to connect to the Internet. It is…
…awesome to hear how enthusiasts are still keeping the Apple II alive decades after most people relegated it to the metaphorical scrap heap!
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