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Method and System for Automatically Performing Actions on User’s Behalf based on Monitoring of Mobile Applications

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000236415D
Publication Date: 2014-Apr-24
Document File: 3 page(s) / 175K

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Abstract

A method and system is disclosed for automatically performing one or more actions on a mobile device on behalf of a user of the mobile device based on monitoring of one or more applications on the mobile device.

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Method and System for Automatically Performing Actions on User's Behalf based on Monitoring of Mobile Applications

Disclosed is a method or system for automatically performing one or more actions on a mobile device on behalf of a user of the mobile device based on monitoring of one or more applications on the mobile device. The one or more actions performed on behalf of the user alerts one or more affected contacts on the user's mobile device of the user's changes in plans. The one or more actions can be, but need not be limited to, sending at least one of an email and a text message.

The method and system can utilize one or more location data sources on the mobile device with the one or more applications on the mobile device in order to perform the one or more actions on behalf of the user. In an embodiment, the method and system first analyzes data retrieved from the one or more location data sources based on at least one of one or more upcoming calendar events, one or more projected arrival times of the user and changes in the user's destination or the route to the user's destination. The method and system, then, acts on the user's behalf to alert one or more affected parties based on the comparison and one or more preferences of the user.

Consider a scenario where the user is headed to work starting at 8:30am. In accordance with the scenario, the method and system notes that the user is at home via GPS and that the user is due for a meeting at work at 9am via the calendar. The method and system, then, utilizes Waze* indicating that the user's expected time of arrival has changed by 10 minutes. The method and system pulls up contact information for the user's meeting and automatically sends an email to the one or more affected contacts indicating that the user will be late by an expected 5 minutes. If the traffic pushes the user's expected time of arrival to a further delay, the method and system sends an additional email to the one or more affected contacts. The method and system can also perform at least one of a cancelling the user's meeting and indicating a "not attending" response based on the one or more preferences of the user.

Consider another scenario, where the user has agreed to meet a friend at a restaurant

across town at 6pm. In accordance with the scenario,...