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Google patent plans to put your accelerometer and geographic location data to new use

google patent app accelerometerHave you ever wanted your phone to react in a certain way depending on how you held it? For example if you started your morning jog, wouldn’t it be great if your phone could detect that and launch a fitness app that tracks your distance, speed, etc? Google could very well be working on that if a patent filed back in October 2011 were ever to materialize. According to the patent, Google is hoping to make the accelerometers on your smartphone a whole lot more useful. The patent has suggested that perhaps the smartphone will use the accelerometer and the geographic location of the device to run an app that has been preset, ultimately allowing your phone to automate your workflows and also to anticipate the your needs. Imagine going to class and your phone would immediately go to silent mode, or launching the music player and playing your gym playlist when it detects that you’re at the gym. The possibilities are endless! What do you guys think?

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