Rendez vous management using mobile phones or other mobile devices

  • US 9,749,790 B1
  • Filed: 01/12/2017
  • Issued: 08/29/2017
  • Est. Priority Date: 04/04/2005
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A method of sharing location information between a user of a GPS-enabled wireless device and at least one other individual, the method comprising:

  • causing the GPS-enabled wireless device to receive information entered by the user into a user interface of the GPS-enabled wireless device, the information identifying a destination of the user, and responsively storing coordinates corresponding to the destination in electronic memory;

    dependent on at least one of the coordinates and a location of the user, as determined from GPS coordinates provided by the GPS-enabled wireless device, causing the GPS-enabled wireless device to retrieve a maplet and to display the maplet on a display screen of the GPS-enabled wireless device, the maplet retrieved from a third party map server, the maplet representing a geography that encompasses both the location and the destination;

    causing the GPS-enabled wireless device to display on the display screen of the GPS-enabled wireless device, the location, the destination, and a route therebetween, in a manner depicted on the maplet;

    causing the GPS-enabled wireless device to display on the display screen a graphical interface, the graphical interface to permit the user to electively select the at least one other individual from a list of contacts previously configured by the user;

    causing the GPS-enabled wireless device to receive a command from the user, entered into the GPS-enabled wireless device, to electively share the location with a digital device respective to the at least one other individual; and

    responsive to the command, causing the GPS-enabled wireless device to transmit a message for display on the digital device respective to the at least one other individual, to share the location of the user.

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