Method and System of an Email User Interface to Web Services and Web Applications with Session State
Original Publication Date: 2003-Jun-18
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2003-Jun-18
A number of portable devices have been created that allow users to send and receive email over a wireless network while the user is on the go. These portable devices include Short Message Service (SMS)-enabled devices, two-way pagers, cellular phones with email service, and portable networked laptops or Personal Data Assistants (PDA) that use email. These devices are currently used to send and receive email messages, but are not used for accessing and running web applications and web services. The web application client remains the browser. As these portable devices become increasingly popular, it would be useful to access the growing number of web services and web applications using the email capabilities that are already supported in these devices. This invention details an email user interface that can interact with a web application in a similar manner to that of a web browser.