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Method and System for Displaying Distance between Contacts in terms of Travel Time

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000238575D
Publication Date: 2014-Sep-04
Document File: 2 page(s) / 54K

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Frank Bentley: INVENTOR

Abstract

A method and system is disclosed for displaying distance between contacts of a user in terms of travel time instead of location or distance. The travel time may be displayed according to mode of transit such as, but not limited to, walking, public transport and private transport. The method and system determines the travel time by collecting location of the user and contacts of the user. The location information is used to determine distance between the user and the contacts. The distance is then converted and displayed in terms of travel time required by the user to reach the location of a contact.

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Method and System for Displaying Distance between Contacts in terms of Travel Time  

Abstract

A method and system is disclosed for displaying distance between contacts of a user in terms of travel time instead of location or distance.  The travel time may be displayed according to mode of transit such as, but not limited to, walking, public transport and private transport.  The method and system determines the travel time by collecting location of the user and contacts of the user.  The location information is used to determine distance between the user and the contacts.  The distance is then converted and displayed in terms of travel time required by the user to reach the location of a contact.

Description

Disclosed is a method and system for displaying distance between contacts of a user in terms of travel time instead of location or distance.  The travel time may be displayed according to mode of transit such as, but not limited to, walking, public transport and private transport.  The method and system determines the travel time by collecting location of the user and contacts of the user.  The location information is used to determine distance between the user and the contacts.  The distance is then converted and displayed in terms of travel time required by the user to reach the location of a contact.

In accordance with the method and system, location of a user and contacts of the user are determined.  The contacts of the user may be one or more of, but not limited to, friends, family members, connections, colleagues, classmates and customers.  The determination of the location of the user and the contacts may be initiated when the user or any contact requests for location information of the user or the contacts.  Sharing of location information may be enabled by the user or the contacts of the user.  The location information assists in determining a distance between a user and a contact of the user.  The distance is displayed to th...