Location sharing with facilitated meeting point definition

  • US 10,341,809 B2
  • Filed: 12/13/2018
  • Issued: 07/02/2019
  • Est. Priority Date: 04/04/2005
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A method of tracking proximity of position of a first wireless device to position of a second wireless device, wherein the first wireless device and the second wireless device are each a GPS and web-enabled cell phone, the method comprising:

  • providing an application for download via the Internet to the first wireless device;

    via at least one server,intermittently receiving GPS position updates from each of the first wireless device and the second wireless device,providing the first wireless device with position of the second wireless device and a map, wherein the map is selected dependent on the position of the first wireless device and the position of the second wireless device and proximity of the first wireless device to the second wireless device,receiving meeting information for a user of the first wireless device and a user of the second wireless device, includingpermitting the user of the first wireless device to enter the meeting point via the application, and transmitting identification of the meeting point to the second wireless device, andpermitting the user of the first wireless device to change the meeting point by dragging and dropping the meeting point to select an updated meeting point location, andtransmitting the updated meeting point location to the second wireless device; and

    via the application, causing update of display of the map on the first wireless device to show the updated meeting point location, with updated position of the first wireless device and updated position of the second wireless device rendered thereon;

    wherein said providing the first wireless device with the position and the map and said receiving of the meeting information are invoked responsive to launching the application on the first wireless device, and are conditioned on registration of the web-enabled cell phone and supply of payment information.

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