Method and System for Facilitating Real-time Sharing of Data during a Call across Mobile Devices
Publication Date: 2010-Aug-06
The IP.com Prior Art Database
A method and system for facilitating real-time sharing of data during a call across mobile devices is disclosed.
Method and System for Facilitating Real -time Sharing of Data during a Call across Mobile Devices
In general, users using a mobile device are now capable of performing other tasks during a call. For example, while on a call, a user such as user A may perform tasks that are relevant to the call such as searching web pages, viewing a map or giving a presentation either online or to a gathering of people. However, another user such as user B who is on the other side of the call communicating with user A is unable to see the map or the presentation in real-time that user A is currently viewing.
Disclosed is a method and system for facilitating real-time sharing of data during a call across mobile devices. Figure illustrates an exemplary scenario wherein user A communicates with user B during a call.
As depicted in figure, before initiating the call, user A is provided with an option of either choosing a voice call (i.e. a voice only call) or a voice share (i.e. real-time sharing of data during the voice call). In response to this, user A may choose the voice share and a number is dialed in order to connect with user B. Thereafter, upon receiving the call from user A, user B is provided with an option of either choosing the voice call (i.e. the voice only call) or the voice share (i.e. real-time sharing of data during the voice call) initiated by user A. Accordingly, in response to user B choosing either of the option, user B is connected with user A. In a scenario, when user B selects the voice call, user A is dynamically notified that user B has declined the voice share and has opted for the voice call instead. User A may be notified by either flashing a message on user A's mobile device or by playing beep sound in an ear piece of user A's mobile device. Thereafter, user B is connected with user A for the voice call. Irrespective of an initial selection made by user B, the system allows user B to toggle between the options available for the call. Accordingly, in the present scenario, user B may opt to switch to the voice share anytime during the voice call thereby enabling real-time sharing of data
during the call. This dynamic switching from the voice call to the voice share is perfo...