Using GPS to automatically find and use Points of Interest
openmoko at otisbean.com
Wed Jul 18 08:29:21 CEST 2007
Casey Harkins wrote:
>> Possible uses: can be combined with Google Maps or something like that
>> to give other people an idea of the "travel route" you have followed.
> The primary use is just to keep a record of everywhere I've gone with
> the phone (reported once a day).
This gives me an idea:
*) Keep track of everywhere you go for a week or so, taking a data point
every few minutes.
*) Find all the places you spent more than an hour at.
*) Plot them on a map, and let the user name each one ("work", "home",
"cafe", "Joe's house", "movie theater", etc.).
Now you've got a list of the important places in your life.
You can use this list to drive position-dependent behavior on the phone:
*) Turn off the ringer when at the movie theater.
*) Turn up the ringer volume at the noisy cafe.
*) Turn on wifi at home and at work.
*) Sync contacts and calendar over wifi when you get home.
*) Remind you to pick up the book you loaned Joe next time you're at his
Position dependent todo lists could be a real killer app. "Alert me
with this message next time I'm within X meters of this location". Hmmm...
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