Monday, March 31, 2008

Apple Developing Lifestyle Companion System

According to recent patent filings, Apple appears to be developing a full-fledged lifestyle companion system for the iPhone and iPod Touch line.

Apple's lifestyle companion system, which is currently in development, builds on the Nike + iPod Nano Sports Kit concept by creating a personalized workout experience. The software in development will ask users a series of questions that will help shape their fitness regimen. Questions may be related to medical history, diet restrictions, allergies, etc.

However, the awesomeness doesn't end there. Apple states in the filing, "The lifestyle companion system also can interview the user about non-health related topics, e.g., spirituality/religion, identity (e.g., sense of belonging), relationships, career, financial condition, environment, hobbies, interests, other personal information, and goals regarding the same."

Joe Says: It's about time! Gadgets are taking over our lives - they may as well be looking out for us! :)

What are your thoughts? How do you feel about your iPod knowing so much about you?

This is Joe, signing off.

More at: AppleInsider

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