Mixed-mode interaction

  • US 8,620,364 B2
  • Filed: 11/06/2011
  • Issued: 12/31/2013
  • Est. Priority Date: 07/13/2000
  • Status: Expired due to Term
First Claim
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1. Apparatus, comprising:

  • a processor;

    computer memory holding computer program instructions to execute a rules engine that correlates data identifying a location of a mobile communication device, consumer interest data, data associated with one or more inventory attributes, and notification criteria that defines when a notification is to be delivered to the mobile communications device and a type of such notification, and to generate a message for delivery to the mobile communication device if at least one matching rule in the rules engine is triggered and the notification criteria are met, the message identifying one or more suppliers in the location with inventory that a user of the mobile communication device has expressed an interest in as indicated by the consumer interest data; and

    computer memory holding computer program instructions executed by the processor to selectively deliver the message to the mobile communications device according to the notification criteria.

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