Your Phone Could Tell You Where to Eat

Magitti knows where you are, reads your texts and sees your calendar
By Jonas Oransky,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 13, 2007 11:16 AM CST
A new cellphone software uses intelligence algorithms to offer recommendations of local businesses and activities.   (
camera-icon View 2 more images

(Newser) – Looking for the perfect evening? Your phone could know you well enough to do the planning. Prototype software called Magitti scans its user’s text messages and calendars, monitors his position with GPS, and then recommends nearby activities. Over time, Technology Review reports, Magitti knows its customer more closely, and can better determine what he’s in the mood for.

If you text with a friend about sushi, Magitti will store that for future reference. If you go to cheap lunches and expensive dinners, Magitti will remember that too. As to privacy concerns, the software’s makers are confident users will get comfortable as they embrace the convenience. Developers are still working on the algorithms; the system will be tested this spring in Japan.