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Method for interactive menu options to appear on the same chat windows of two or more people whereby either party can select the options.

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000242051D
Publication Date: 2015-Jun-16
Document File: 1 page(s) / 112K

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Abstract

A method for interactive menu options to appear on the same chat windows of two or more people whereby either party can select the options is disclosed.

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Method for interactive menu options to appear on the same chat windows of two or more people whereby either party can select the options.

Disclosed is a method for interactive menu options to appear on the same chat

windows of two or more people whereby either party can select the options.

These days, many people are more likely to communicate via texting or instant messaging (IM) rather than in person or using the voice communication options of a cell phone. By using a non-direct conversation, there are additional function that would be available to the user based on the fact that they are using a smart phone or a graphical user interface (GUI) for this conversational exchange.

In an embodiment of the disclosed method, the program that supports the texting may perform the following:

Analyze the exchange of information between two or more parties. While the analysis is going on, hits or clues as to what they are discussing are shown on their common screens. Then, either person on the chat could select one of these offered functions and the other could see that action as well.

In an example scenario, there are two people texting each other on their smart phones. Both users have their Global Positioning System (GPS) locators are turned on. Their relative locations may be seen in a common mapping program. Thus, each knows

where the other is texting from. They discuss what they want to do and where they

want to do it. As they are talking about a movie, the movie the...