I’m thinking shortcuts might do this, but I’m open to other options as well. Here’s the scenario:
I want to manually trigger a workflow when I leave my house, and have it watch for me to return. If I do not return by 9pm, I want it to text a friend so he can come by and check on my dog.
Any ideas if/how I can set something like this up?
I might try three shortcuts using Data Jar:
- upon leaving - update isOut variable to true
- upon returning home - update isOut to false
- runs once a day at 9:01pm: send message if isOut is true
I put this together pretty quickly as an automation to fire at 9 pm, but I think I like @cornchip’s solution better.
If Reminders’ success rate with location triggers is any indication, I’d go with @oldblueday’s approach.
They’re a great idea but very hit and miss for me. I have one set to remind me to turn on GPS tracking when I get to a local wildlife park. (I take photos with my big camera and want a GPS track to locate them). It hasn’t gone off once in the last 3 times I visited.
I’ve heard of DataJar but never used it. Thanks for bringing this up. Sounds like it might do the trick!
Yikes! That’s not a good track record. Thanks for the heads up!
Thanks! I’ll play with this a bit and see how it goes!