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Generating a Short Message Service (SMS) Message Using Template Codes

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000198128D
Publication Date: 2010-Jul-26
Document File: 24 page(s) / 1M

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Abstract

A system, method, and computer program product are provided for generating a short message service (SMS) message using template codes. In use, a message to be sent as a short message service (SMS) message is received. Additionally, a template associated with the message is identified. Further, at least one code associated with the template is identified. Moreover, the SMS message is generated using the at least one code.

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SYSTEM, METHOD, AND COMPUTER PROGRAM FOR GENERATING A SHORT MESSAGE SERVICE (SMS) MESSAGE USING TEMPLATE CODES

Field of the Invention

[0001]           The present invention relates to short message service (SMS) messages, and more particularly to the generation of SMS messages.

Background

[0002]           Short message service (SMS) messages have conventionally been communicated over networks with an entirety of a message in its original form as configured by a sender of the SMS message.  Thus, SMS messages have typically been devoid of any data compression or other techniques for consolidating the data therein.  Unfortunately, such traditional communication methods have exhibited various limitations.

[0003]           For example, delivery failure due to bulk messaging is a common scenario in the current mobile computing environment because of numerous subscribers simultaneously responding to an event [e.g. disaster (9/11), festivals etc.]. The SMS centers (SMSC) are unable to handle this huge traffic due to comparatively lower bandwidth available for wireless communication. There is thus a need for addressing these and/or other issues associated with the prior art.

SUMMARY

[0004]           A system, method, and computer program product are provided for generating a short message service (SMS) message using template codes.  In use, a message to be sent as a short message service (SMS) message is received.  Additionally, a template associated with the message is identified.  Further, at least one code associated with the template is identified.  Moreover, the SMS message is generated using the at least one code.

Brief Description of the Drawings

[0005]           Figure 1 illustrates a network architecture, in accordance with one possible embodiment. 

[0006]           Figure 2 illustrates an exemplary system, in accordance with one embodiment.

[0007]           Figure 3 illustrates a method for generating a short message service (SMS) message using template codes, in accordance with one embodiment.

[0008]           Figure 4 illustrates a system for generating a short message service (SMS) message using template codes, in accordance with another embodiment.

[0009]           Figure 5 illustrates a template engine utilized for storing, interpreting, and handling SMS templates, in accordance with yet another embodiment.

[0010]           Figure 6 illustrates an SMS message generated using a template code, in accordance with still yet another embodiment.

 


Detailed Description

[0011]           Figure 1 illustrates a network architecture 100, in accordance with one possible embodiment.  As shown, at least one network 102 is provided.  In the context of the present network architecture 100, the network 102 may take any form including, but not limited to a telecommunications network, a local area network (LAN), a wireless network, a wide area network (WAN) such as the Internet, peer-to-peer network, cable network, etc.  While only one network is shown, it should be understood that two or m...