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Real-time User-Device Based Message Receiving Notification Management

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000243677D
Publication Date: 2015-Oct-09
Document File: 3 page(s) / 133K

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Disclosed is a method for displaying the type of receiver's device type or name used on the client's screen immediately after receiver viewing. The method manages who can get and view receiving notification (including timestamp and device type), and indicate what device gets to send notification.

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Real-time User-Device Based Message Receiving Notification Management

Disclosed is a method of displaying an instant message receiver's device type on the sender's screen immediately after the receiver has viewed the message. Social media has become increasingly more transparent. For example, social media sites such as Facebook or Twitter contain geo-tracking information about where a post is made and at what time a message is sent. Chat services have cross platform applications that are usable by all types of devices (i.e. personal computers, smart phones, tablets, smart watches and glasses). Some chat messaging systems display when the user last read the most recent messages, but do not provide information on the user's device. Occasionally, a sender may not get an instant response, but can see that the receiver has read the message. If the type of viewing device is available, the sender may have more confidence that the message is not being ignored. For example, if the sender sees that the receiver has viewed the message on his smart phone, the sender can expect not to receive an instant reply since the receiver may not be stationary. On the contrary, if the receiver received the message on his personal computer, the sender could expect an immediate response.

The type of device used is as important as when a post is read. Failing to receive a response to a message could result in a negative emotional reaction. However, if the sender knows that the message was viewed on a mobile device, the sender can assume a delayed response. In addition, if the sender knows that the receiver's iPhone has been lost or stolen and sees that the receiver's message was "Viewed from iPhone," the sender would know not to disclosed any personal information to avoid the risk of identity theft.

The core implementation involves gathering the...