Building a bridge simulator game with realtime Slack alerts via IFTTT
The Ably Reactor provides a way to trigger events and to stream data from Ably’s pub/sub channels. This tutorial goes over how to use the Ably Reactor with the IfThisThenThat Webhooks service. IfThisThenThat (IFTTT) allows you to create chains of conditional statements called Applets. These Applets can be triggered by events on your Ably Channel. They in turn can trigger other web services such as email, social media, chat apps, IoT devices etc.
In this specific example we’ll be using IFTTT to trigger a post to a Slack channel every time a message is published on your Ably channel.