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Darko Savic
Darko Savic Jun 16, 2022
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An app that notifies you when anything noteworthy happens within the geographical areas you outlined on the map. This way, you can be on top of everything that happens within those areas.
Why?
  • Be on top of things within your geographical area of interest (home, parents' home, favorite vacation spot, etc).
  • Learn about things that are important to you as fast as possible.
How it works
Outline an area on the map. The software then compiles a list of keywords covering everything within the mapped area. The list contains all:
  • addresses and house number combinations
  • all businesses (bars, shops, services, etc)
  • all places that have names (parks, hospitals)
  • all websites that list an address within the area on their contact us or about page
  • you could manually compose a list of social media accounts of people that you know are active in the area
  • what else?
Then on a daily basis the notification service checks:
  • google for all of the above mentioned keyword combinations (find real estate for sale/rent, parties, special offers)
  • social media for all of the above mentioned keyword combinations
  • all websites that exist within the area
  • all local news sources
  • what else?
Personalized local daily news
For anything that changed since yesterday's check, the software (via GPT3) provides a short summary with a link to the source. You read it like daily news.
The software is especially vigilant for word combination that usually describe where something happened. Phrases like "on the corner of ...", "opposite of ...", etc.
Prioritization
GPT3 tries to make sense of every content piece. The more something is trending, the higher on the list it will show up. The list can be prioritized manually if you wish. For example, if you're interested in real estate within an area, you could set that as top priority, followed by local news, followed by parties and events, etc.
If timing is critical the software can be configured to check the area more frequently than once per day.
Notifications
You can configure email or phone notifications alerts for specific types of events. Depending on your preferences, that could be breaking news, emergencies, new real estate for sale, people that changed their social media relationship status, limited time special offers at local shops, etc.
In a small, quiet area anything would be notification worthy.
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Shubhankar Kulkarni
Shubhankar Kulkarni16 days ago
Google should incorporate this feature in the search options. Currently, it has the "time" feature where you get results that were posted online within the time frame you choose. Additionally, it could have the geolocation feature, where you could select your destination place and look for news and other developments in that area.
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Darko Savic
Darko Savic16 days ago
Shubhankar Kulkarni yes, they are in a perfect position to make a feature like that feasible
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Miloš Stanković
Miloš Stanković20 days ago
Words like "vacation" or "closed" should be the key alarmers for local businesses.
For coffee places, restaurants it could simply recognize when they haven't posted anything on their socials for over a month and then notify you that they are not open anymore. Or it can check itself as a bot would via messengers. "Are you still open?" - then if they don't get a positive response, they send you a notification that the place is closed so you wouldn't show up there to an unpleasant surprise.
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