US 9,813,372 B2
System and method for incorporating chat elements into a communication interface
Raymond Lee Canton, Kanata (CA)
Assigned to BlackBerry Limited, Waterloo, Ontario (CA)
Filed by BlackBerry Limited, Waterloo (CA)
Filed on Jul. 19, 2013, as Appl. No. 13/946,442.
Prior Publication US 2015/0026269 A1, Jan. 22, 2015
Int. Cl. H04L 12/58 (2006.01); G06Q 10/10 (2012.01); G06Q 50/00 (2012.01); H04W 12/02 (2009.01)
CPC H04L 51/32 (2013.01) [G06Q 10/10 (2013.01); G06Q 50/01 (2013.01); H04L 51/04 (2013.01); H04L 51/046 (2013.01); H04L 51/36 (2013.01); H04W 12/02 (2013.01)] 19 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A method performed by a first mobile device, the method comprising:
detecting at the first mobile device an activity update to an account associated with the first mobile device;
communicating the activity update to at least one account contact;
receiving at the first mobile device a response to the communicated update from the at least one account contact, the response being an initiation of a private chat electronic conversation originated from the at least one account contact to the account;
displaying in a display on an instant messaging user interface of the first mobile device:
an activity update view screen that displays the activity update and displays the response appended to the activity update as a chat stub that includes the private chat electronic conversation formed by the activity update and the response, wherein the activity update is displayed visually differentiated in the activity update view screen from the chat stub, the activity update being displayed not time dependent from any other activity update displayed in the activity update view screen, and wherein the chat stub being displayed in chronological order relative to any other chat stub displayed in the activity update view screen appended to the activity update, and including an indicator displayed in each chat stub that displays whether the chat stub was read or delivered, the chat stub displayed in the activity update view screen being selectable to initiate instant messaging with the at least one account contact; and
a messaging view of a messaging session between the account and the at least one account contact, the messaging session being a private chat electronic conversation, the messaging view being displayed in response to a selection input of the chat stub displayed in the activity update view screen, the messaging view comprising a chat window that displays, visually separate from the activity update view screen, the activity update in association with the chat stub associated with the response.