I was looking for a fall back solution as Life360 was slowly deprecating the features I used, and wanted OwnTracks to work "similar" to Life360 while adding in central management. You can change regions in this app, as well as location and display settings which will get pushed to each device the next time they report a location. This integration was full tested around the Android mobile app, but should have no issues with the iOS variant.
If you like this integration, feel free to Buy me a Coffee!
The app/driver is available from the Hubitat Package Manager or directly from here:
If you are using the Android Play Store version, the Owntracks mobile app MUST be opened after each app or phone restart to make it active. You can use 3rd party tools like Tasker to do this automatically, or use the APK version in Post #2 which allows the app to automatically start and run in the background.
Ensure that the phone is set to "Move" or "Significant" monitoring mode (see image below). Tapping this icon will toggle through the "Move->Significant->Manual->Quiet" modes. Manual and Quiet will not report locations automatically. This button was disabled in the APK in post #2:
Thanks @danabw for the following!
Turn on debug logging in the app and set it for enough to cover your next trip. Hit Done at the bottom of the app page to save your settings.
Turn on debug logging in your Owntracks device(s) that you want to monitor. Turn off address/location info on debug logging if you want to preserve privacy. Save your changes.
Then take your trip. Keep track of when you leave and when you arrive back home.
When you get back, go to the Logs>Past Logs page and hit the Reload button to update it w/the most recent logs:
Then filter your logs on your Owntracks app and Owntracks devices:
Take screen caps of your filtered logs for the time-frame of your trip. Get logs from several minutes after you arrived home to when your trip started. Send the logs to @lpakula in a PM, or post them here - if you've turned off showing location/addresses in the logs posting them here should be fine. If you post them here, hide them so that this topic doesn't become full of really long posts w/screen caps of logs:
Like this...highlight your screen caps and then use the "Hide Details" option under the gear in the post settings: