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Location Based Automatic Service Deactivation

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000240424D
Publication Date: 2015-Jan-29
Document File: 1 page(s) / 57K

Publishing Venue

The IP.com Prior Art Database

Related People

Benoît Trinité: INVENTOR

Abstract

In an environment where NFC Tags or QR Codes provide access from a mobile device running an application to a service that depends on a physical location, the application, after having read the NFC Tag or QR Code, will request the activation of a service thanks to a Service API. This invention allows to automatically de-activate the service as soon as the user of the mobile device leaves the area where the service was activated.

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In an environment where NFC Tags or QR Codes provide access from a mobile device running an application to a service that depends on a physical location, the application, after having read the NFC Tag or QR Code, will request the activation of a service thanks to a Service API. This invention allows to automatically de-activate the service as soon as the user of the mobile device leaves the area where the service was activated.

From the mobile device, when the application activates a service (service API) for a local service identified by a service identity (for example, service identify provided by NFC Tag, Bluetooth Low Energy or QR Code), the application associates this activation action with some geo-location/proximity signature.

Such signature can be based on absolute geo-location information or proximity to network equipments. It could be GPS position, but also proximity to WiFi network (SSID), proximity to Bluetooth objects including Bluetooth Low Energy, proximity to iBeacon.

As soon as the mobile device detects that overall signature has changed (it can be GPS location change with some threshold, lost of proximity to one or several sources), it triggers automatically the service deactivation (after having prompted the user, or quietly).

Such automatic deactivation feature and how the user is informed may be communicated as part of usage policy by the service to the application running on the mobile device when this last one requests the activation of the service.

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