IFTTT today announced its new Nike+ Channel, which lets fitness fanatics automate tasks tied to their Nike+ Running or Nike+ FuelBand apps.

These apps already boast some sharing options, but with IFTTT’s recipes you can automatically log NikeFuel activity in a Google Drive spreadsheet, or have your Philips Hue lights turn green when you’ve reached your daily target.

fuelBandgold IFTTT launches a Nike+ Channel to make your runs and precious FuelBand points more useful

It’s a small step, but an important one as the walled-garden of every fitness tracker and fitness app slowly comes down. Apple’s Healthkit and Google Fit will hopefully make your personal health data more useful, but in the meantime – services such as IFTTT are useful for handling the basics.

If you need some inspiration, IFTTT has a curated selection of Nike+ Channel recipes for you to check out.

IFTTT (Blog Post)