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Community-Based Method and System for Creating and Subscribing to Wireless Push Channels

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000130452D
Publication Date: 2005-Nov-09
Document File: 1 page(s) / 25K

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Abstract

Provides a generalized and centralized method for user-based definition of and subscription to push-oriented channel services for wireless devices. Currently, software development and IT administration is required to create new push channel services for end-users to use. This invention allows end users, within certain domains such as World Wide Web content, to define and subscribe to new channels of pushed information according to certain criteria. This invention leverages all the benefits of push technology (such as having the most recent available web pages when in radio coverage delivered to the handheld) while making it easy for the end-user to control that content. The invention consists of a web interface adapted for both the desktop and the handheld and a process for managing subscriptions (subscribe, unsubscribe), channel definition changes (add new, change, delete) and a content change scanner. The web interface provides a convenient ubiquitous interface for user-based administration, e.g. a community of mutually supportive users, changes from which are honoured by the management process which re-drives content and controls channel status on the handheld all via Mobile Data Service. In an enhanced form of the application, sophisticated user tools would provide users with a WYSIWYG or graphical means of specifying change criteria and specifying content selection criteria (e.g., automate the process of generating the underlying regular expressions for detecting a change of interest in a page and another expression for extracting a subset of that page or some other page as the content to be pushed).

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PUSH CHANNEL MANAGER

Community-Based Method and System for Creating and Subscribing to Wireless Push Channels

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Provides a generalized and centralized method for user-based definition of and subscription to push-oriented channel services for wireless devices.

Currently, software development and IT administration is required to create new push channel services for end-users to use. This invention allows end users, within certain domains such as World Wide Web content, to define and subscribe to new channels of pushed information according to certain criteria. This invention leverages all the benefits of push technology (such as having the most recent available web pages when in radio coverage delivered to the handheld) while making it easy for the end-user to control that content.

The invention consists of a web interface adapted for both the desktop and the handheld and a process for managing subscriptions (subscribe, unsubscribe), channel definition changes (add new, change, delete) and a content change scanner. The web interface provides a convenient ubiquitous interface for user-based administration, e.g. a community of mutually supportive users, changes from which are honoured by the management process which re-drives content and controls channel status on the handheld all via Mobile Data Service. In an enhanced form of the application, sophisticated user tools would provide users with a WYSIWYG or graphical means of specifying change criteria and spe...