Our patented technologies facilitate communication among mobile device users by allowing them to add information to their messages, such as location, movement, environmental conditions (e.g. temperature), or the user’s physical or emotional conditions. This information can be accessed and presented to a user when composing a message (which could be text, songs, photos, and/or videos). Our technologies allow the user to enhance or adorn her message with this information graphically (e.g. image overlays, emoji, decal, etc.) or textually (e.g. plain or decorated texts).
As an example, our patented technologies allow a user to enhance her message with her activity information. To illustrate, the activity information identified can be the average speed the user is moving, which can be categorized into a movement type and expressed within a message in various ways, including as a symbol or other indication. This movement type, as an example, can indicate whether the user is walking, cycling, running, or stationary. Our solution can also determine based on user preference whether activity information should be provided with her messages.
Our technologies also allow mobile users to share their whereabouts with their friends and family in more creative ways. For example, users can decorate their messages to their contacts, whether at a beach party, a tranquil dinner, a library event, or a dance club, to express their enthusiasm, invite friends to join them, or create personalized memories for a digital collection. Selections of graphics, emojis, and/or text based on the user’s location, can not only advertise points of interest to a growing audience, but can also artistically convey a sense of community by embellishing messages (e.g. text, songs, photos and videos) with informative adornments regarding events, location-based hobbies, and even important causes.
Users can also classify their information in levels, with some levels more confidential or important than others. Different recipients can receive different levels of user information. This enables the user to safely share her most personal information along with messages only to those she fully trusts.