The hardware cost is not substantial... $20 for this and the tilt/open/closed issue is completely solved
The 2nd option still externally talks to the MyQ service (the driver holds the authentication details), but that didn't cost any extra that I remember... maybe it was some special they were/still-are running? whatever it was, it does not lean in IFTTT (yuck!) at all
If you already have Chamberlain/MyQ, then the tilt sensor is inexpensive, and at this point free. We are "exploiting" your existing account to operate the door. It really isn't that different than using the phone app. The only issue with this method is that they have blocked or updated things in the past, and it took a few days for someone to figure out how to fix this.
If you have no hardware at all, I would look at a relay, maybe like the Zooz Zen16, which is Zwave and therefore will be local to your hub rather than cloud dependent. There are other options, but this is pretty cost effective.