Integrated messaging

  • US 8,805,425 B2
  • Filed: 01/28/2009
  • Issued: 08/12/2014
  • Est. Priority Date: 06/01/2007
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A method for accessing multimedia content from a server for consumption of the multimedia content at a mobile device using short message service (SMS) messaging, the method comprising:

  • detecting a user interaction with a graphic user interface of the mobile device;

    converting, by the mobile device, the user interaction with the graphic user interface into a command to retrieve the multimedia content in an SMS message;

    wherein, the command to retrieve the multimedia content is automatically generated by the mobile device upon detection of the user interaction including selection of an option or activity from a menu displayed through a web-based interface on the mobile device for inclusion in the SMS message;

    including the command to retrieve the multimedia content from a server in the SMS message generated at the mobile device;

    transmitting the SMS message to the server for identification and execution of instructions associated with the command included in the SMS message for multimedia content access and retrieval; and

    receiving the multimedia content for access at the mobile device as a result of the execution of the instructions associated with the command included in the short message service message.

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