Burner + IFTTT

IFTTT allows you to trigger actions in other apps you use. IFTTT calls these "Recipes." For example, you could create a Recipe that turns on your Phillips Hue lights when you get a new text message from Burner.

You can make simple or complex IFTTT Recipes, only triggering an action when you get a text from a certain number, for instance.

How to Set Up a Recipe in IFTTT

1) Sign up or log into your account on IFTTT.

2) Start creating a new MAKER url by going here and clicking "How to Trigger events."

3) You will see a URL that you can edit an {event} for. If you wanted Burner to turn on a light, you could name this event "lights" and your url would look like http://maker.ifttt.com/trigger/lights/with/key/{your-key}.

4) Copy that URL, and then add behaviors to it by creating a new recipe here.

5) Choose a trigger by tapping the "this" button.  Then search for the Maker channel.

6) Tap the "Receive a web request" button.

7) Write the trigger event from step 3 above. In our example, we would write "lights" here.

8) Tap on the big "that" button and search for an action. In our example we searched for the Philips Hue action, but there are many others you could use. Tap the service you want.

9) Choose the action you want to perform when something happens on your burner. There will most likely be a few options here. We chose "Turn on lights."

10) Follow any additional steps to setup your action, including any authentication.

11) Once the action has been created, paste the URL from step 4 into your Burner's Developer Connection, in the "Outgoing Webhook URL" field.

IMPORTANT NOTE: IFTTT will give you a URL that starts with https. Change it to http before triggering the event.

12) Click the "Send test request" button or send the burner a text and watch whatever action you created get triggered.

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