Systems and methods for multi-modal mobile media services

  • US 8,185,096 B2
  • Filed: 02/05/2008
  • Issued: 05/22/2012
  • Est. Priority Date: 02/05/2007
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
First Claim
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1. A method, comprising:

  • providing at least one user profile page for receiving user input that is capable of being used to define a user profile associated with a user;

    receiving a selection of content, utilizing the at least one user profile page, the content including a plurality of content channels;

    updating the user profile based on the selection of content;

    receiving a delivery mode selection of at least two delivery modes, the at least two delivery modes including a first delivery mode in which at least a first portion of the content is to be delivered to the user and a second delivery mode in which at least a second portion of the content is to be delivered to the user, at least one of the two delivery modes including a short message service delivery mode involving a short message service;

    delivering the at least first portion of the content to the user utilizing the first delivery mode;

    delivering the at least second portion of the content to the user utilizing the second delivery mode;

    populating the user profile based on an interaction with the short message service;

    receiving a schedule for receiving a message utilizing the short message service;

    delivering the message comprising particular content to a user handset, based on the schedule;

    receiving a command sequence including a first constant portion and a second variable portion, utilizing the short message service, where the first constant portion provides context for the second variable portion;

    delivering a short message service response to the command sequence utilizing the short message service, the short message service response including response information identified as a function of both the first constant portion and second variable portion of the command sequence;

    delivering a content menu utilizing the short message service in a form of a menu short message service message including;

    a first menu selection option indicating a first menu short form command including a first one or more characters associated with a first content, a second menu selection option indicating a second menu short form command including a second one or more characters associated with a second content, and a third menu selection option indicating a third menu short form command including a third one or more characters associated with a third content;

    receiving the first menu short form command associated with the first content, in response to the menu short message service message;

    receiving the second menu short form command associated with the second content, in response to the menu short message service message;

    receiving the third menu short form command associated with the third content, in response to the menu short message service message;

    in response to the receipt of the first menu short form command associated with the first content, delivering the first content;

    in response to the receipt of the second menu short form command associated with the second content, delivering the second content; and

    in response to the receipt of the third menu short form command associated with the third content, delivering the third content.

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