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Method for automatically updating calendar with local events that are found using multiple sources and applying analytics based on user interest

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000236512D
Publication Date: 2014-May-01
Document File: 3 page(s) / 89K

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Abstract

In the current technological age, people lead very busy, chaotic lives and are unable to keep track of every important or interesting event that is taking place locally. This can include concerts, store sales, conventions, TV shows, etc. Furthermore, it is very time consuming for the user to search for all of these events and then figure out if they fit into his or her busy schedule. Time is wasted by searching and organizing these events. In the end, it is most likely that the user does not have a complete list of events. Extremely busy users will not always have the time to make these searches and will end up missing events they would have attended, if notified. We need a method for automatically updating a user's calendar with local events that are found using multiple sources. Applying analytics to the collected data based on user's preferences, ranking and prioritizing them can further make the calendar updates/suggestions personalized and useful.

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Method for automatically updating calendar with local events that are found using multiple sources and applying analytics based on user interest

Problem: In the current technological age, people lead very busy, chaotic lives and are unable to keep track of every important or interesting event that is taking place locally. This can include concerts, store sales, conventions, TV shows, etc. Furthermore, it is very time consuming for the user to search for all of these events and then figure out if they fit into his or her busy schedule. Time is wasted by searching and organizing these events. In the end, it is most likely that the user does not have a complete list of events. Extremely busy users will not always have the time to make these searches and will end up missing events they would have attended, if notified.

Existing Solution: There are many websites that organize all upcoming local music concerts or that find all city events. But these solutions are not inclusive to the user's interests, nor do they present the events to the user without him actively seeking such information.

US Patent 8,554,873 makes event suggestions to users without checking; adding them to the user's main calendar. In an ideal situation, the user would be aware of everything of personal interest that is occurring near him or her without having to do any searching or planning. To make things even more convenient, the user should not have to organize or filter through all of these events manually. Instead, users should be able to view events in their calendar in a neat manner. The smart calendar will take both of these ideas and create a fully functional tool that will make the users day more complete and organized by automatically updating their calendar. The purpose is to provide users with maximum knowledge of on-going events, while minimizing the effort to collect and organize the information manually.

• Approach/Implementation: · Applies analytics on user's browsing history and automatically finds/ranks user's inte...