Temporary location sharing group with event based termination

  • US 10,750,310 B2
  • Filed: 11/27/2019
  • Issued: 08/18/2020
  • Est. Priority Date: 04/04/2005
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. An apparatus comprising instructions stored on non-transitory storage media, said instructions when executed to cause at least one processor of an internet-ready cell phone belonging to a user to:

  • install a software application on the internet-ready cell phone of the user, following internet-based download of the software application to the internet-ready cell phone of the user;

    in connection with launch of the software application on the internet-ready cell phone of the user, and contingent upon verification of currently valid payment status, enable a mutual location tracking and position-mapping function of the software application on the internet-ready cell phone of the user; and

    as part of the mutual location tracking and position-mapping function,receive from a user interface of the internet-ready cell phone of the user, a user selection of an individual with whom position information will be exchanged,configure the internet-ready cell phone of the user so as to send updated GPS information of the user to an internet-ready cell phone of the selected individual and receive updated GPS information of the selected individual therefrom, wherein exchange of the updated GPS information of the selected individual is to be effectuated via a software application installed on the internet-ready cell phone of the selected individual,render a moving map on the internet-ready cell phone of the user, dependent on at least one map retrieved from a server, and dependent at least in part on the updated GPS information of the selected individual, so as to be displayed on the internet-ready cell phone of the user in a manner that encompasses updated position of the selected individual, andautomatically terminate the exchange of the GPS information between the user and the selected individual upon occurrence of a predetermined event.

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