Location-based messaging

  • US 9,866,999 B1
  • Filed: 04/12/2017
  • Issued: 01/09/2018
  • Est. Priority Date: 01/12/2014
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A location based method for communication, the method comprising:

  • receiving, at an input device of a first mobile device, a first recipient selection input identifying a second mobile device, wherein the first mobile device is different than the second mobile device and the second mobile device is associated with a first identifier value;

    receiving, at the input device of the first mobile device, a first content message associated with the first recipient selection input;

    receiving, at the input device of the first mobile device, a first geofence input associated with the first content message, wherein the first geofence input identifies a first delivery area; and

    initiating communication of the first content message from the first mobile device to the second mobile device via a network, wherein the first content message is configured for presentation on the second mobile device when the second mobile device is within the first delivery area;

    wherein receiving, at the input device of the first mobile device, the first geofence input associated with the first content message comprises;

    displaying a map interface on a touch screen of the first mobile device;

    receiving a location selection via the touch screen displaying the map interface, the location selection identifying a point within the first delivery area;

    receiving a delivery radius input on the touch screen displaying the map interface, wherein the delivery radius defines, at least in part, a boundary of the first delivery area; and

    displaying a visual indicator of the location selection and the delivery radius on the touch screen display.

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