Wishlist/Location based reminders

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Wishes warning! This article or section documents one or more OpenMoko Wish List items, the features described here may or may not be implemented in the future.

Location based reminders

This feature may be related (and integrated with) Wishlist:context_based_to-do_list. The idea is to notify the user of certain events based on their location, direction, or other location related information.


Use Cases

  • I am on the bus and am reading a book, when I am getting close to my bus stop the phone rings/vibrates and displays a notification.
    • This could be based on the direction of travel, so the phone could detect that I'm on my usual bus route (which I have pre-entered) and only then display the notification.
  • I enter an area where another user "has left a message", and receive notification of that message.
    • This location based messaging will obviously require some server-side support and a network connection.

Design Issues

  • How to allow the user to easily select the location/route when creating a new notification.
  • How to make the notification intelligent enough so it's displayed when intended (i.e. if I'm just walking past the bus stop, don't tell me I'm there).
  • Find possible online repositories of location based information which could be integrated with this (i.e. for tourism info)
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Wishes warning! This article or section documents one or more OpenMoko Wish List items, the features described here may or may not be implemented in the future.

Location based reminders

This feature may be related (and integrated with) Wishlist:context_based_to-do_list. The idea is to notify the user of certain events based on their location, direction, or other location related information.


Use Cases

  • I am on the bus and am reading a book, when I am getting close to my bus stop the phone rings/vibrates and displays a notification.
    • This could be based on the direction of travel, so the phone could detect that I'm on my usual bus route (which I have pre-entered) and only then display the notification.
  • I enter an area where another user "has left a message", and receive notification of that message.
    • This location based messaging will obviously require some server-side support and a network connection.

Design Issues

  • How to allow the user to easily select the location/route when creating a new notification.
  • How to make the notification intelligent enough so it's displayed when intended (i.e. if I'm just walking past the bus stop, don't tell me I'm there).
  • Find possible online repositories of location based information which could be integrated with this (i.e. for tourism info)