System and method for initiating location-dependent applications on mobile devices

  • US 7,096,030 B2
  • Filed: 06/28/2002
  • Issued: 08/22/2006
  • Est. Priority Date: 06/28/2002
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A method for automatically initiating at least one action on a wireless device, comprising:

  • receiving one or more wireless service area identifiers at the wireless device;

    user-initiated storing of one or more of the received wireless service area identifiers as points of interest on the wireless device;

    facilitating user-directed association of actions with one or more of the stored points of interest;

    receiving a wireless service area identifier corresponding to a particular one of the stored points of interest when the wireless device enters a wireless service area corresponding to the particular one of the stored points of interest; and

    invoking the action associated with the particular one of the stored points of interest when the wireless device enters the wireless service area corresponding to the particular one of the stored points of interest and receives the wireless service area identifier corresponding to the particular one of the stored points of interest.

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