Government of Canada rewards SinglesAroundMe with tax incentives relative to technological advancements that allows users to shift their GPS location on a smart-phone for the sake of location security and privacy
Friday June 13, 2014 – New York, New York; London, England; Ottawa, Canada;
SinglesAroundMe®, the hugely popular social discovery mobile dating app announced today that the it has received substantial cost reimbursement from the Government of Canada for its scientific research and experimental development (SRED) claim related to its patent pending Position-Shift™ invention.
The Position-Shift™ algorithm introduces as degree of displacement in the user’s location with user defined control. It allows people to shift their public geo-location for the sake of their mobile privacy and security while on a smart-phone or social network. It provides users the choice of divulging their precise location, giving them full control of their desired privacy.
Company CEO Christopher Klotz commented “We are grateful that the Government of Canada supports experimental research and development as it is a key financing tool that allows companies like ours to innovate. Position Shift is a significant invention with global usage for anyone concerned about their location privacy.”
Position-Shift™ is set to change mobile location security and privacy for everybody, including users of social networks like Facebook®, Google+®, and Twitter® to name just a few. People will have the ability to control their location in relation to others as a macro setting on a digital device or specifically within applications. It is a disruptive technology and a game changer – providing piece of mind to users as they interact with others using social media.
Social networks like Twitter® could use Position-Shift™ in the future to allow users to choose who they would allow to see their exact Tweet location. Their real location to others could be displaced by selectable setting of 1 mile, 2 miles, 10 miles, etc. on maps or by digital distance calculations
The SinglesAroundMe® iPhone & Android apps are already utilizing Position-Shift™ to offer users a privacy option choice that displaces users' true location by a few miles on geographical maps. This degree of privacy still allows users to flirt within the general vicinity, but provides them with the comfort and security they desire. Users can choose to show, hide and now Shift™ their location within the app.
Launched in 2010, SinglesAroundMe has been pioneering vicinity based mobile dating and is a leading social discovery mobile app on the Android, iPhone & Blackberry with over 2 million users in 100 countries.
Formal United States Patent Application Serial No. 14/089,162 filed November 25th 2013 titled Methods and Systems Related To privacy In Location Based Mobile Applications; International PCT Patent Application Serial No. PCT/CA2013/000973. Both of these applications claim priority to earlier filed US Provisional Applications Nos. 61/725,645 filed January 15, 2013 and No. 61/836,227 filed June 18, 2013; plus other 2010-2012 patents.
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