Recommendation: Add an input box to the page where I can type in my email and receive a notification when the android app is available. By the time tomorrow comes I won't remember that Bento exists and I really want to try out your product.
In my opinion, this would be a bad idea for both Tesla and Apple. I like Tesla, because I appreciate the effort Elon Musk puts into the company and I am betting that many others like Tesla because of him as well. In my eyes, Apple buying Tesla would be the equivalent of Apple buying Elon Musk and that would make the purchase of a Tesla vehicle much less attractive to me... But then again, if Apple can somehow speed up the price drop of electric vehicles by utilizing its massive overseas engineering machinery then I'd be totally wrong and buying a Tesla vehicle would be a much more attainable goal for many.
This is an excellent point. Cron has to be one of the most difficult pieces of software to use, and it shouldn't be. When I first heard of IFTTT, I thought it was a joke. I thought: "Who needs these services when I can just spin up a VPS somewhere, write a couple of scripts and get the data I want where I need it"... How silly of me. I don't think my mother would like to take VPS Setup 101, Scripting 101 and Sysadmin 101 in order to have recipes from one website show up in her mailbox every morning.
IFTTT and similar products helps productive people build bridges between services they use in order to further improve their productivity. No need to pay for a VPS, manage it, develop API interfaces, etc... It all makes sense... and if they're able to bring that simplicity to event handling in small devices, then that would be great.
They added a Surfline channel last October, so a whole slew of non-technical surfers have started using it to get surf alerts. Granted, that is just one audience, but it is something that people are using it for.
[Why Surfline doesn't provide alerts directly is another conversation]
I can't speak broadly, only from my personal reaction. I also left the site after seeing the Norton logo (and before reading the comments here), because it seemed completely misplaced. I associate Norton with cleaning my computer of badware, not of whether or not some just-launched service is treating my data securely.
Because it seemed out of place, it felt like it was an obvious tactic to bootstrap trust where there wasn't any. A better icon (for me) would have been a badge from your SSL provider, or even just some well designed lock icon.