Microsoft patents smartphone app that can track users, track locations, and track data
Microsoft has patented its own smartphone app for tracking location and data.
The patent, filed with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office on March 11, details the new feature that allows users to enter their location and then view the GPS data collected from the device.
Users can also select a location based on the GPS location information from a GPS location tracker.
When you use the smartphone app to track the user’s location and location information, Microsoft says that the app will automatically generate a geolocation identifier that is used to identify the user.
The geolocated identifier will also be used to track all activity on the user devices.
Microsoft says the smartphone application will be used by “any user” who “uses an HTC smartphone or a Microsoft Surface phone.”
Microsoft says that if a user “considers to purchase the app” the app may be used in conjunction with other Microsoft applications, like Outlook or Office 365.