SOURCE: MarcoPoloLoco


June 13, 2013 11:08 ET

Spacetime Messaging Patent Published

WHITE HALL, WV--(Marketwired - June 13, 2013) - The US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has published a patent application from MarcoPoloLoco that covers sending a message to people based upon the context of their physical location at a point in time, i.e. Spacetime Messaging.

"MarcoPoloLoco's intellectual property (IP) lets a person send a message to a 'time window' in the past, present, or future," said MarcoPoloLoco CEO Joe Roets.

The IP behind this application also paves a way to use a location in a way that retains a user's privacy, especially their location privacy.

"Most people don't want to track their friends," Roets said. "That can be creepy. MarcoPoloLoco has privacy as one of its main goals -- giving users the ability to use location context in messaging, without tracking one another."  The location of users is not revealed to the sender or receiver.

The application also covers a method of obtaining and using device location in a more efficient manner, to save battery life on mobile devices and smartphones.

The MarcoPoloLoco app, which was developed as a demonstration of the technology, has been translated into Spanish, Korean, Japanese, Chinese, Russian, Portuguese, French, German, Tagalog, and Arabic. This translation has spurred growth of an international user base, with clusters of user adoption in the United States, Brazil, Russia, and Europe.

The MarcoPoloLoco app is available for download for Android and iPhone devices.

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