Boston, MA. June 24, 2014 – OnePIN extended its wide portfolio of patent coverage today when announcing that the United States Patent and Trademark Office issued a patent for the company’s mobile virtual communication invitation technology. Patent number 8,761,744 protects unique methods to grow online communities virally – specifically – after phone calls are made or after SMS and MMS messages are sent.
The innovation is an extension of OnePIN’s flagship service, CallerXchange, which allows mobile subscribers to exchange contact information automatically after phone calls. The innovation covered by the newest patent enhances this functionality much further and allows subscribers to invite friends, family, and colleagues to connect on desired social networks (like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn) after a communication event such as a phone call or SMS.
The company’s global footprint and noted stronghold in emerging markets make it a clear fit for social networking giants looking to grow their user base abroad, especially since the automatic invitation technology provides significant benefits across the entire value chain: Social communities grow their base and retain more active community members; Mobile operators generate more data traffic; and mobile subscribers have a quick an convenient way to connect with the people who matter most.
“This is an important win for us, as it demonstrates our unique ability to provide mobile operators with innovative revenue generating services that stand out in a crowded social networking ecosystem. Further, our solutions are helping Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and other Social Networks increase their global reach and drive user engagement after a phone calls with friends,” noted Chris DeGrace, Vice President of Products and Alliances.
With the most recent patent win, OnePIN now has 19 US issued patents numerous patents abroad, and many patents pending within its portfolio. The company is continually focused on innovation within the mobile and web spaces.
About OnePIN, Inc.
OnePIN is the world’s leading provider of mobile social call connectivity and social address book solutions. OnePIN’s SIMplicity Cloud includes the CallerXchange®, MsgXpress™, ZeroX™, AdXecutive™, SurveyXpert™, SocialLinX™, MaXapp™, BoosterX™, XciteMe™, and LocaXion™ services. The platform enables mobile operators to enhance the strategic value of phone calls and phonebooks. The Company’s services are currently being deployed to over 240 million mobile subscribers across all handset models in 17 countries and 23 mobile operators spanning seven of the world’s largest mobile operator groups. OnePIN is headquartered in Boston with offices around the globe.