I use Tasker app (https://play.google.com/store/search?q=tasker&c=apps&hl=en_US) for everything I want to trigger based on the location of my mobile.This is similar to Automate. Tried Automate earlier, but liked Tasker more.....
Yes, you can use IFTTT, but that consumes lots of battery. I tried that first, but found Tasker is better configurable. There are tons of variables in the Tasker app you can use. For instance I have set up:
- Send Location profile (just use webhooks to send location to sequematic )
- Check if Home profile (based on checking if I am near my home WIFI, consumes much less battery and more accurate than GPS)
- if I am home, the Send Location profile will be disabled, as that is unneeded
- if I am not at home and my mobile is charging, then Send Profile updates every 5 mins, otherwise only every 30 mins
And so on....much more configurable than IFTTT.
I only use IFTTT to control my devices.
p.s. AND I think do-it-yourself is much better than off-the-shelf, because it is mostly not 100% like you want it to be.......