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Method and System for Automatically Converting Time in Asynchronous Communications

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000232141D
Publication Date: 2013-Oct-21
Document File: 2 page(s) / 31K

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Abstract

A method and system for automatically converting time in asynchronous communications is disclosed.

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Method and System for Automatically Converting Time in Asynchronous Communications

When users are communicating asynchronously, there can be an additional time lag in the conversation as the time zone is excluded in the asynchronous communication, such as, but not limited to, instant messaging or texting. Users need to engage in follow up to find the time zone of each user participating in the conversation. For example, as shown in figure, "User A" and "User B" need to discuss current location of each other to identify the appropriate time for attending the call.

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Disclosed is a method and system for automatically converting time in asynchronous communications. Communication devices such as, but not limited to, computers, tablets and mobile phones which are used for asynchronous communications typically have access to location and time zone information. The method and system automatically convert times in real-time for an asynchronous communication using the location and time zone information accessed by a communication device. When a user enters a time in a message, the system automatically enters time zone information into the message. Thereafter, when another user receives the same message, the system converts the time in the message based on the time zone of the other user. The converted time is automatically added to the message. For example, when "User A" enters a message "Are you attending the call at 1:00 pm?" the system automatically changes the m...