Wireless user based notification system

DC CAFC
  • US 8,275,359 B2
  • Filed: 06/03/2011
  • Issued: 09/25/2012
  • Est. Priority Date: 06/16/2006
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
First Claim
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1. A computer-implemented method for notifying a plurality of wireless devices of an event, the method comprising:

  • at a server system having one or more processors and memory;

    receiving a notification message delivery request, the request including a description of a geographic area and a piece of content associated with the event to be delivered to wireless devices within the geographic area;

    providing a respective set of location update instructions to each of the plurality of wireless devices, wherein a wireless device is configured to determine and report its current location in accordance with a corresponding set of location update instructions;

    receiving current location information from the plurality of wireless devices and storing the current location information of the plurality of wireless devices in a database;

    querying the current location information in the database to identify one or more wireless devices within the geographic area based on their current location; and

    issuing a notification message to each of the one or more identified wireless devices via a wireless communication network for display of the piece of content associated with the event to a respective user of the wireless device.

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