08060389 is referenced by 110 patents and cites 568 patents.

Provided is a fully automated web service with location based services generally involved in transmission of situational location dependent information to automatically located mobile receiving data processing systems. The web service communicates with a receiving data processing system in a manner by delivering information to the device when appropriate without the device requesting it at the time of delivery. There are varieties of configurations made by different user types of the web service for configuring information to be delivered, and for receiving the information. The web service maximizes anonymity of users, provides granular privacy control with a default of complete privacy, and supports user configurable privileges and features for desired web service behavior and interoperability. The web service is fully automated to eliminate human resources required to operate services. Integrated with the web service are enhanced location based services providing map solutions, alerts, sharing of novel services between users, and complete user control for managing heterogeneous device interoperability through the web service.

Title
System and method for anonymous location based services
Application Number
11/207080
Publication Number
8060389 (B2)
Application Date
August 18, 2005
Publication Date
November 15, 2011
Inventor
William J Johnson
Flower Mound
TX, US
Agent
Fish & Richardson P C
Assignee
Apple
CA, US
IPC
G06Q 40/00
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