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Get Hue or LIFX light alerts for Dona Sarkar Build Tweets

If you’re a hard core Windows Insider, you’ll want to be one of the first to know when new Insider Builds are available for download and corresponding blog posts go up. You can always watch @donasarkars Twitter stream (and check the hints that builds are coming in images she posts), but if you have Hue or LIFX connected bulbs, you can use IFTTT to set up an Applet (used to be called a recipe) to get a visual alert.

Dona has graciously agreed to include a new hashtag #flight when she tweets notifications about builds.

It is really easy to set up the IFTTT piece, and you will need to enable the Hue/LIFX integration by signing into your account if you haven’t already connected it to IFTTT.

The IF trigger action is Twitter, New Tweet from Search. Just paste from:donasarkar #flight into the field provided. For the THAT action response, select the Hue or the LIFX service and then determine what you want your lights to do (lots of options here).

If you want to be alerted every time Dona users the hashtag #windowsinsiders, you can create an Applet that uses a trigger action from:donasarkar #windowsinsiders.

Enjoy! Let me know on Twitter @barbbowman if these work for you.

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