Automatically let someone know ETA when reaching a certain area

Discussion in 'iOS Apps' started by annay49, May 11, 2015.

  1. annay49 macrumors member

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    Hey guys! Sorry if this has been asked before but I was wondering if theres an app or action I can set up on my phone to text one or multiple people when I reach a certain spot on the freeway during my route home.

    Some context: I ride a bus every single day home from work and depend on someone to come pick me up. Before the bus used to make a stop stop and then could text to let them know I'm 15 minutes away, wasn't much to pay attention to. Now I take a direct bus and have no idea when we're going to arrive.

    I know in workflow there is a home eta button that you can set up to trigger, but again that requires me to know where I am.

    Is there some way, with an app or workflow, that will know that I'm 15 minutes from home and text someone to let them know?

    Thanks!
     
  2. Tilpots macrumors 601

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  3. annay49 thread starter macrumors member

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    Will it work with android phones? The people I need to notify are android users.

     
  4. Tilpots macrumors 601

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    Unfortunately, not with Android phones. Sorry...
     
  5. annay49 thread starter macrumors member

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    Thats ok, theres gotta be something out there that does this.
     
  6. Weaselboy Moderator

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    https://ifttt.com

    Take a look at IFTT and give this article a look. I believe you can use the IFTT iOS app to do the geofencing you want then put together a "recipe" at IFTT to send whatever kind of notification you like.
     

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