For example, a user might use a smartphone to find a new restaurant or an event, locate colleagues nearby, view their availability, plan a social activity to get together, and send an active message to meet at a location nearby all while socializing in a unified interface. Normally, this would require the user to use a restaurant app, exit, access a location map, exit, access email or IM, exit, access a mapping app, exit, text everybody individually to coordinate plans, exit, then go to a scheduling app to calendar the event. Or, the user can simply launch the MySocialGPS app to accomplish all these tasks on a single screen--ending the aggravation of silo apps forever.
The patented technology in MySocialGPS combines social networking with location recognition. As a true context-based social navigation website and app, it solves the challenges posed by planning, coordinating, participating and socializing with friends. It even enables users to upload pictures of the event, creating a virtual diary. Users can filter through categories to display all activities, friends' locations, local deals and other events on one screen for an overall view of happenings around them, core to MySocialGPS is a concept called the "beacon." The multipurpose Beacon is used to locate people, places and things, whether stationary or moving. Users are able to control privacy and security of their beacon visibility through multiple settings and passwords.