Location Notification to Friends/ETA Texts

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I hope there are plans to integrate Automatic App into the smart phone's SMS where a button can be pushed or a predetermined distance from a location will trigger an event where a text message is generated and sent to the person at the destination to let them know that you are almost there and/or arrived.
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Posted 4 years ago

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Hi turkey5186. Rolando is correct! You could set up an IFTTT recipe for this situation. Keep in mind that IFTTT one allows you to have one phone number associated with your account though, so if you want to text someone (other than yourself), you have to remove your phone number and add theirs. Check out this related discussion for more details.

Here's a link to a recipe that can text someone when you leave a certain location. You could also set up a recipe that would text someone when you arrive at a specific location. You'll just need to select the "ignition turn off in area" trigger instead of the "ignition turned on in area." 

I hope this helps, and let me know if you have any other questions.