Method and system for presenting representations of payment accepting unit events

  • US 9,659,296 B2
  • Filed: 08/12/2014
  • Issued: 05/23/2017
  • Est. Priority Date: 12/18/2013
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A method of presenting representations of vending machine events, comprising:

  • at a mobile device with one or more processors, memory, one or more output devices including a display, and a radio transceiver;

    executing a mobile payment application on the mobile device, the mobile payment application being configured to identify one or more vending machines in proximity to the mobile device that are available to accept payment from the mobile payment application, the identifying including detecting predefined radio messages broadcast by the one or more vending machines;

    displaying a user interface of the mobile payment application on the display of the mobile device, the user interface being configured to accept user input to trigger payment by the mobile payment application for a vending transaction initiated by the user with an available vending machine of the one or more vending machines;

    establishing via the radio transceiver a wireless connection between the mobile device and the available vending machine of the one or more vending machines;

    after establishing the wireless connection, presenting on the user interface of the mobile payment application an indication that the wireless connection has been established with the available vending machine;

    sending information via the radio transceiver, in conjunction with the vending transaction;

    obtaining, via the radio transceiver, a notification, wherein the notification is based on a message from the available vending machine in conjunction with the vending transaction; and

    in response to obtaining the notification, providing, on the display, an updated user interface of the mobile payment application that provides a visual representation of the notification to the user of the mobile device.

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