Google Patents Location-Based Actions in 2011, Google’s Version of Smart Actions Coming to Android?

I am sure many of you have heard about Motorola’s Smart Actions application, an app that triggers preset actions based on your current location. Sure, it’s a great feature but if you don’t own a newer Motorola device you would have to use an app like Tasker to set up your own similar location based triggers. Well, in an effort to make things easier for their users, it seems that Google has been developing a similar feature for the Android OS and filled a patent for it back in September of 2011. According to the Patent documents Google plans to use your device’s GPS and network information along with prior travel habits to trigger various actions much like that of Tasker and Smart Actions. The only difference with Google’s method of doing this is that it may eventually become an included feature on all devices running Android (as long as it goes beyond the patent stages). Sounds pretty good to me! Here’s hoping they are still working on the project.

If you are the type who likes to dig through Patent applications feel free to do so through the source link below. Your bound to find some interesting stuff in there.

source: USPTO
via: Engadget

About the Author: Stacy Bruce

Stacy Bruce was born and raised in Spokane Washington. He attended the University of Washington to study pre-med only to change his course study a year later to forensic science. Although currently not a doctor or a scientist, some believe he posseses the knowledge of both. He was a resident of San Diego California for ten years, lived beachside and sometimes wonders why the hell he moved back to Spokane. A multi-talented man, Stacy is a fabricator, an artist, a gear head, a tech junkie and at most, the disciple of Casanova. Growing up, he was always enthralled with electronics, gadgets and gizmos. Throughout his life he has had one, if not two, of every cool and new electronic device available. He began his smartphone experience with the original iPhone. After realizing it was more like theirPhone, he decided he wanted the ability to customize, so Stacy moved to the OG Droid and has been a loyal Android fanatic ever since. Moving through all of the top tier Verizon phones, he recently retired his Droid Charge in favor of the Galaxy Nexus, only to wonder what great device Samsung will come out with next. Stacy is a busy new homeowner in where he lives with his beautiful girlfriend and two dogs.