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Intelligent Map Directions Influenced by Shopping List

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000247880D
Publication Date: 2016-Oct-09
Document File: 2 page(s) / 35K

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Abstract

Disclosed is an intelligent map application that considers a user’s shopping lists, notes, etc. that are stored on a mobile device when creating a set of routes from one location to another. The application adds locations along the route where the user can purchase the items on the lists.

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Intelligent Map Directions Influenced by Shopping List

Users may have note taking, reminder, or shopping list applications (apps) on a mobile device. The user may have many lists or notes in these applications tracking products, services, etc. of interest for purchase. Sometimes, a user might forget about items on these lists. The lists or items may or may not have associated location-based notifications. A system is needed that can link the shopping lists with a mapping application in order to help the user efficiently locate and purchase items on the list .

Shopping lists may be unstructured content without geolocation information. Prior art provides the ability to map unstructured content to locations that provide the referenced products, services, brands etc. Some applications allow users to specify a reminder for the app to display when the user is in a specific location.

The novel contribution is an intelligent map application that considers the shopping lists, notes, etc. when creating a set of routes to guide the user from one location to another.

The app considers the user's shopping lists and adds locations along the route where the user can purchase the items . Users can select from the most direct route or the route passing by a location that provides or sells an item or service on a shopping list .

In a basic embodiment, the user creates shopping lists or notes in the application per the existing processes. Some notes or lists are marked with a location-based notification. The novel system uses language Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) that are part of a cognitive analysis system to determine the types of products, brands, etc. that are in the notes or lists. Based on this information, the system identifies waypoints on the map. The process for using the intelligent map system follows:

1. Later, the user requests navigation/directions from Point A to Point B using the intelligent map application 2. The application retrieves...