Short-range communication-enabled mobile device, method and related server arrangement

Siira Erkki (Inventor), Törmänen Vili (Inventor), Tuikka Tuomo (Inventor)

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Abstract

A mobile device for enhancing context awareness in social networking includes a processor for processing data, a memory for storing data, a wireless transceiver for wirelessly transmitting and receiving data relative to remote devices, a short-range wireless transceiver, for wirelessly transmitting and receiving data relative to remote devices equipped with a compatible short-range interface, a social contact registration logic configured to obtain information from a mobile communications device of a social contact via the short-range wireless transceiver, the information identifying the social contact and/or the mobile communications device of the social contact, a context detection logic configured to obtain, via the short-range wireless transceiver, data distinctive to and provided by a tag disposed in a location accessible via the short-range data transfer, the distinctive data being thus indicative of the current location-based context of the mobile communications device and the user thereof, and a context notification logic configured to transmit an indication of the detected location-based context to a remote entity, via the wireless transceiver in order to enable providing at least one social contact of the user of the mobile communications device with knowledge of the current context.

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Original languageEnglish
Patent numberGB2480418 B2
IPCH04W4/029A I
Priority date20/02/09
Publication statusPublished - 16 Nov 2011
MoE publication typeH1 Granted patent

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