Jun
06
2012

Google Patents Location-Based Actions in 2011, Google’s Version of Smart Actions Coming to Android?

I am sure many of you have heard about Motorola’s Smart Actions application, an app that triggers preset actions based on your current location. Sure, it’s a great feature but if you don’t own a newer Motorola device you would have to use an app like Tasker to set up your own similar location based triggers. Well, in an effort to make things easier for their users, it seems that Google has been developing a similar feature for the Android OS and filled a patent for it back in September of 2011. According to the Patent documents Google plans to use your device’s GPS and network information along with prior travel habits to trigger various actions much like that of Tasker and Smart Actions. The only difference with Google’s method of doing this is that it may eventually become an included feature on all devices running Android (as long as it goes beyond the patent stages). Sounds pretty good to me! Here’s hoping they are still working on the project.

If you are the type who likes to dig through Patent applications feel free to do so through the source link below. Your bound to find some interesting stuff in there.

source: USPTO
via: Engadget


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