IFTTT & Activator JB Tweak

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For those with Jailbroken iPhones, you can combine the use of IFTTT and Activator to automatically launch the Automatic App when you go places. It only works for places where you have created IFTTT recipes. Use the IFTTT GPS Channel for 'leaving an area' (e.g. home or work) to send you an SMS message to your iPhone. Use the Activator feature (Anywhere > Edit > Received Message) to trigger an application launch when you receive a text from Automatic.
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Patrick Trumbull

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Thanks for sharing the tip. 
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I'd also add that you can do this for some apps with regular, non-jailbroken phones.  E.g. one of my favorites uses pushbullet (instead of Activator) to open waze on the ignition.on event. Check it out here: https://ifttt.com/recipes/159459-when-i-start-driving-launch-waze