IFTTT is a web service that lets you connect different services together to create a trigger based action. The service has been around for quite some time and is still one of the most unique services on the web today. It works with apps, services, and even devices that have open APIs. A simple text from your device can set your smart thermostat On or Off. Skype has just joined the IFTTT foray and if you have the IFTTT app installed on your iOS or Android device, you can create a recipe that will send a message to a Skype group conversation when you enter a particular location.
To set it up, you need to create a free IFTTT account and install the app on your iOS or Android device. Location services must be enabled on your device and IFTTT must be allowed to access your location.
Next, you need to connect the Skype channel. This entails signing into your Skype account and allowing the IFTTT bot for Skype access to the required permissions. Next, set up the group conversation that you want to send the location update to. For now, you can only send the update to a group conversation and not to a single person. Make sure you give the conversation a proper name or the recipe will not work.
Visit IFTTT and add the location trigger. Select the area that will trigger the message. Next, add the Skype channel and select the group conversation you want to message with your location.
The Skype channel has very limited actions at present. You can customize the message that is sent with your location. If you aren’t in the mood to create this recipe, just add it from the link below where we’ve published our own tested one. You will need to sign in to your own Skype account and select the group conversation as well as which area will trigger a location update to be sent to Skype but that’s all you need to do.