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Can triggers be chained with IFTTT?

When using IFTTT, it's trivial to connect one trigger (if this) to one event/output (then that). However, I'm interested in using IFTTT for a slightly more complex query, along the lines of "if this ...
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Are there any IoT outdoor lighting sensors?

I have been looking for an ambient light sensor to use with other IoT smart home devices. In my opinion this would be a commonly requested device for controlling internal lighting. For example if you ...
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How do I generate a Time-based One-time Password with IFTTT?

I recently registered with IFTTT, which seems like a fantastic service to chain events together in order to create a smart home or automate various services. I've just found the Maker channel which ...
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How to get Google Home assistant to read a value from the Internet?

Using IFTTT, I am able to send POST REST requests, which then it is able to flip the lights on/off on my Raspberry Pi. I can make a GET REST request (using postman) to get the value of the light, ...
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IFTTT recipe on single Echo Dot

I own two Echo Dots and would like to create a IFTTT recipe that is only active on one device. Is this possible?
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Google Assistant Timer + Action with One Command

I'm trying to figure out a clever way to set a Google Home timer and perform another action in one command. I currently have a shortcut called "tea time" which sets a timer for my tea. I would really ...
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How can I connect a local Arduino to my Google Assistant without relying on cloud services?

I want to make a product, which consists of an Arduino connected to my local Blynk server (an application which allows me to control my Arduino using my smartphone). I want it to connected to my ...
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Make Alexa, Sonos, or some other speaker to speak, when an email is received

I would like to have some kind of audible warning when an email arrives to my Gmail inbox (besides the sound of my phone). Is there any way to make Alexa (or maybe some other speaker) to speak when ...
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Create a toggle between two actions in IFTTT

I have a simple device (Nordic Thingy 52) with a push button which can trigger the Maker Webhooks service in order to pass an event (button_press), which I am currently using to then trigger the Smart ...
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IFTTT: Use trigger from one applet with ingredient from another applet?

(I'm not sure if an question about IFTTT automation via Android is better suited to Stack Overflow, or Android Stack Exchange, or here, so I figure I'll try here first ...I'm surprised there's no "...
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Does IFTTT's Alexa channel support 'text ingredients'?

IFTTT has support for Amazon Echo (and the Alexa assistant) through the Amazon Alexa channel. Some channels allow you to specify variables, known as ingredients, from a trigger which will be passed ...
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How to cast local video files from computer to TV using Google Home?

Okay this may be quite much, but I am trying to use Google Home to cast a video from my laptop (which I don't mind using for this sole purpose since it's old and unneeded) to my Smart LG TV which has ...
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How delayed can IFTTT triggers be?

I've been using IFTTT for various tasks, and it works relatively well, but for the triggers I've been using (RSS feed updates) the update time is quite slow (up to 15 minutes of delay after the feed ...
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How to divide a number in an IFTTT action

I have got Monzo (a bank) and Strava (a fitness tracking app) setup in IFTTT. There is a pre-existing recipe that saves 1 pence per 10 kilometers when a new activity is created. I want to create a ...
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How do I set an IFTTT event to fire at specific week days at 7:40?

The standard IFTTT applet for time only allows me to set events every quarter hour. How do I set an event to trigger at 7:40 on Tuesday and Thursday? Specifically activating a Philips Hue blinking.
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get trigger from IFTTT - using ESP8266

I'm using a Wemos mini, to switch on the light. I'm trying to figure out how to combine IFTTT and Sunset and Sunrise from Weather underground to trigger the lights ON. All examples I find, is how ...
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How can I activate a IFTTT recipe when a Philips Hue movement sensor gets triggered?

I have a Philips Hue movement sensor who's job it is to shut the light on. In addition to a hue light bulb I have a lava lamp that's currently plugged into a IFTTT compatible WLAN smart sockets. ...
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Ifttt not filling fields

I have a Bosch Easycontrol thermostat and it's supposed to be compatible with ifttt. What happens though is that I click on the integration and no matter which action I choose, the field "which ...
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Trying to read thermostat value controlled by Alexa with ESP8266

this is my situation: I have a thermostat in my bathroom which is controlled by Alexa. Now I want to automate my ventilation. For this I want to use a ESP8266 NodeMCU with a humidity sensor and a ...
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Linking myQ garage door to IFTTT

I have managed to close my myQ garage door (a LiftMaster) (by Chamberlain Group) using IFTTT. Here's the setup myQ app on an iPhone IFTTT app on an iPhone myQ account subscribed to IFTTT the garage ...
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Switch on, Fade off LIFX

Is it possible to create an IFTTT widget which can turn on a LIFX light and fade it off over a specific time? I had thought configuring a button to turn the light on then set a fade duration using ...
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How can I use a 12v output to trigger IFTTT?

I have a house alarm which will apply 12v to an output when an intrusion is detected. I'm looking for a simple device that will take this 12v as an input to trigger an event which I can then use ...
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Google Calendar Trigger Not Working

I have the Google Calendar service set up as a trigger in an applet I've created. This trigger is set up with "New event added" and as the description states I'm expecting "This Trigger fires every ...
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IFTTT Particle Photon Triggering Phillips Hue: Values Failing

I want a Particle Photon to trigger the IFTTT action of a Phillips Hue light changing brightness to either 0%, 25%, 50%, etc. The event seems to be triggering, but the brightness does not change as ...
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Raise a notification or alert on my Mac/PC as an IFTTT action?

I am developing some bespoke software which will send updates to a WebHook monitored by IFTTT, so I can receive notifications. I would ideally like to be notified on my phone and on my Mac/PC with a ...
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Fail posting an IFTTT JSON from Arduino

I'm trying to send a status message in JSON format, to a Google sheet using IFTTT and WebHook. IFTTT recipe works OK while posting values to all of its 3 cells to Google sheet (String and char ...