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The implementation of the interactive action trigger in mobile social apps Disclosure Number: IPCOM000239393D
Publication Date: 2014-Nov-05
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The article introduces the interactive action trigger implementation in mobile social apps, with the interactive action trigger, you can ensure the certain promises, autorizations can be performed and also you can offer help operation to others.

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The implementation of the interactive action trigger in mobile social apps

Nowadays, more and more people are using social network apps to communicate with each other. Of the communication in the app, Sometime we want to ensure or help others to perform

some operations. For example, you want to ensure a person can send you message when arrive at certain place, you hope all meeting attendees can turn off cell phone when they arrive at meeting room, you want to offer help to your parents to operate their cell phone. With our disclosure, these can be implemented in social network apps.

There are many kinds of different communications in real life, such as requirements, promises, authorizations, etc.



''s see the scenarios below

s see the scenarios below:

You ask your son to send you a message after he comes back home, and he promises, but he may forget after he is back home. To avoid such a situation, we invent the interactive responsive action trigger.

Please see the diagram below about how the action trigger works:

1. Mom sends an action trigger message to her son. The action trigger consists of 2 parts: Action + Condition. There is a certain list of pre-defined Actions and Conditions. In this example, the Action is "Send me a message 'I arrive home'", the Condition is "when arrive at the location @TianTongYuan".

The son will receive the following action trigger message:



:[Send @Yaling a message "I arrive home"][when arrive at the location @TianTongYuan.]

Please reply "OK" if you agree.

2. Receiver, the son accepts the trigger by sending the responsive reply message "OK".

3. The trigger will be saved as a local action trigger in the son's application.

4. The social network application can automatically check the condition. In this case, it means to detect the location.

5. The "Send a message" action will be triggered when the condition is eligible---the son arrives at the defined location. The mom will receive a message "I arrive home" from the son.


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1. The interactive action trigger is between the sender and one or more other people, and the sender initiates the trigger.

2. The action trigger will be enabled if the receiver gives a positive response to the sender.

a. the responsive reply message is the response to the sender to reach an agreement.

b. the responsive reply message is the permission from the receiver to add the trigger to the receiver's application.

3. The action(s) will be triggered with the objective condition. The objective condition is the information which can be recognized by the social network application, such as the time, the location etc.

4. The action can be predefined in the social network application. It can be any action that the application can perform, such as sending a message, turning off an application, setting a reminder....