Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Apple Gets Geofence-based Wireless Diagnostics Patent

USPTO has granted Apple, U.S. Patent No. 8,886,178 for a "Location-based profile," the mobile dead spot identification solution which I think mostly would benefit of cellular carriers and network providers.
Using on board location subsystems like GPS and wireless access point triangulation, devices can inform server-side systems about localized areas where calls are regularly dropped or data transfers fail. The date gathered could later be used in aiding a more robust network creation.
Apple's geofence-based wireless diagnostics patent was first filed for in 2010 and credits Shuvo Chatterjee as its inventor. 

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