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Turn on the (Hue) lights with NEAR NFTs and Pagoda Alerts & Triggers


How cool would it be to have your lights turn on or your favorite song on spotify to play when someone bought your NFT on NEAR?

With the Pagoda Console and IFTTT you can do both in minutes with zero code!

What will we be doing?

Using a combination of the Pagoda Console and IFTTT we will turn on our lights when a successful transaction has been processed.

We will be using the webhook trigger to allow the pagoda console to call an endpoint on IFTTT which will then turn on our HUE Lights

What is IFTTT?

IFTTT stands for "If This Then That". It's a platform (at that provides a variety of services each with their own collection of applets within it that provide some unique functionality.

If This

It starts with the "If This" Trigger. For example time could be your trigger, so if it's 10pm you can write your own script to turn off your lights. Or something more random like, liking a song on spotify could add the music video to a youtube playlist.

There are a lot of triggers on this service, but just to name some examples

  • Time
  • Temperature
  • Webhooks (what we'll be using)

Then That

Next comes the "Then That" action. An action is what happens when your trigger has been tripped. For example, turning out the lights at 10pm OR turning them on when you mint an NFT on NEAR.

Step 1: Getting the webhook address

We will be setting up a webhook trigger so after you make an account on You will see this page....

Go to the Services Tab and search for "webhook"

Click on the webhooks icon and then you'll be sent to this page...

Click on the "Documentation Button". This should open up a new tab....

Leave that page alone for now we'll come back to it. This is essentially where we get the webhook address we will call for our "IF".

Step 2: Setting up your Trigger

Hit the Create Button on the upper right corner of the screen..

Next click on the "If This" Button...

Again search for webhooks ...

Select the Receive a Web Request trigger...

let's call this "on_transaction" then select create trigger

Step 3: Select your Action

You for this tutorial you will need to have:

  • Hue Account
  • Hue Lights

Next click on Then That ...

Search for Hue

Select Turn On Lights

Select the lights of your choosing but I will simply do all lights.

If you haven't already create and connect your Hue Account

After you do this simply hit Create Action Then you'll be redirected here...

As you can see you can add more than one trigger or action if you'd like. But for now we'll stick to the one. Hit Continue

Step 4: Setting up your endpoint

Once you hit Continue you'll be redirected here...

take note of the name "on_transaction" and copy it.. then hit the Finish button...

Next go back to the documentation tab we opened up earlier

Where it says "{event}" replace everything even the curly braces with "on_transaction"


copy that entire line and head on over to

Step 5: Integrating Webhook into Pagoda Console

Once at, you should be greeted by the log-in page. Select the Non-funcable Token (NFT) project to start exploring the NFT contract

Hit the "Deploy and Explore Contract" Button. This will create a dev account for you and deploy the pre written NFT smart contract onto that account for you.

Head to the Alerts section

And select + New Alert

You should see this page...

Select the suggested contract which should be dev account that was created.


You can use any contract running on mainnet or testnet for an alert. We'll just use this NFT testnet example for this guide.

Under "Select Condition" hit "Successful Transaction". This means that for any successful transaction an alert will be sent. In this case for any successful method call the lights will turn on. If you want to, you can select "function call" for a specific method to be the trigger.

But for now, we'll keep it easy and select any Successful Action.

We're almost done! Under destination select webhooks. Now that webhook we created earlier go ahead and copy and paste it into here. Then hit "Create"


Don't forget to remove the {} around the name of your event!, not{trigger}/...

Remember to hit the "+ Create Alert" button on this page...

Now head on over to the "Contracts" Section.

Select the contract we just created and navigate to the "Interact" tab to connect your wallet.

Now here is the part we've all been waiting for... Turn on the (hue) lights!

Select the new_default_metadata function (we are choosing this one because we have to initialize our contract, this is still a transaction which will trigger our new webhook). Fill in the owner_id field with your wallet account name and hit send transaction

Wrapping up

And that's it! You've just triggered something in the real world with an event that happened on the NEAR Blockchain. Hopefully this inspires you to create your own webhook using IFTTT and the Pagoda Console.

We'd love to see what you create! Tag @PagodaPlatform on Twitter with a novel implementation of a webhhook and trigger and we might retweet it.

Happy hacking!