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"Push Back Notifications" - Method for server-provided meaningful actions available through a single click in response to a push notification

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000236007D
Publication Date: 2014-Apr-02
Document File: 5 page(s) / 200K

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Abstract

When receiving a push notification on a smartphone or other mobile device, acting upon even a fairly simple notification is a multi-step process. For example, when a bank notifies a mobile device user of an overdraft via a push notification, the user then needs to open the banking application on the device and traverse multiple screens within the application to handle the overdraft. A notification that allows the user, with one single click, to transfer money to cover that overdraft would be ideal. This publication describes a method to receive a notification from any provider and be given the chance to take meaningful action through a single click without opening the application on the device.

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"Push Back Notifications" - Method for server-provided meaningful actions available through a single click in response to a push notification

Today, when receiving a push notification on a smartphone or other mobile device, acting upon even a fairly simple notification is a multi-step process. For example, when a bank notifies a mobile device user of an overdraft via a push notification, the user needs to open the banking application on the device and traverse multiple screens within the application to handle the overdraft.

A notification that allows the user, with one single click, to transfer money to cover that overdraft would be ideal.

This article discloses a solution to receive a notification from any provider and to take meaningful action through a single click without opening the application on the device.

Existing Solutions and Prior Art:

Search terms: push notification action button, actionable push:

Existing solution where clicking on the notification will open the application associated with the notification - this solution is limiting, as it still requires the user to enter the application and find the option(s) desired in response to the notification. For example, getting into the specified bank account and transferring money.

~The solution disclosed in this article is superior as it provides for some meaningful options for the user to select from, including ignoring the notification entirely.

http://www.google.com/patents/US20120315993?dq=%22push+notification%22+action+button&hl=en&s a=X&ei=4Z12UfSbIuGW2AWmnYHYAg&ved=0CDUQ6AEwevAA This patent provides the means to respond to a push notification through embedded client application awareness. This is similar to the custom text messaging clients that intercept system text message notifications, and provide selectable options (including deleting, quick response, etc.).

~The solution disclosed in this article is distinguished by: 1) being a server-provided selection of options,
2) all updates take place on the server, no action is required on the client to receive the benefit of additional functionality, and 3) an installed client application is not necessary in order to provide the functionality. In fact, the solution disclosed in this article can apply for any notifications, not just the type of notifications associated with that individual client application

http://www.google.com/patents/EP2033455A1?cl=en&dq=actionable+push&hl=en&sa=X&ei=7MF2UZ6j

COP28AGoioGADg&sqi=2&pjf=1&ved=0CDsQ6AEwAg This patent provides a method to intercept messages and analyze the sender/receiver and receiver profile in order to add elements to the notification. This is what hosted services will use to add advertisements and links into email, SMS and MMS messages sent through their interfaces.

~The solution disclosed in this article is different in that the messages are customized by the sender (not the interceptor) of the message, and the disclosed solution applies to notifications, which are...