Rendez vous management using mobile phones or other mobile devices

  • US 9,584,960 B1
  • Filed: 12/23/2013
  • Issued: 02/28/2017
  • Est. Priority Date: 04/04/2005
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A processor-implemented method of sending alerts to mobile devices in a group, the method comprising:

  • receiving information defining an event, including an event location and an event time, and information identifying the mobile devices in the group;

    storing the information defining the event and the information identifying the mobile devices in the group in server-accessible storage;

    receiving position information for each mobile device in the group; and

    sending an alert to each mobile device in the group dependent on both the event time and position of the respective mobile device;

    wherein each alert comprises a maplet with position information of each mobile device in the group plotted thereon, at least within a predetermined distance radius from the event location; and

    wherein the method further comprises obtaining each maplet from a third party map server, each maplet centered on the event location, each maplet further displaying information for each mobile device superimposed over the maplet, at least within the predetermined distance, the information for each mobile device including both a user name and information dependent on distance of the respective mobile device from the event location.

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