Thursday, April 28, 2011

2011-04-28 Newly Published Apple Patent Applications

Today's applications include claims related to the Apple TV menu system and to providing incentives to join and use a fitness center.

PUB. APP. NO. Title
1 20110099519 Menuing Structure for Media Content
2 20110098156 SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR ACCESSING PERSONALIZED FITNESS SERVICES USING A PORTABLE ELECTRONIC DEVICE

 

20110099519

Menuing Structure for Media Content

 

1. A method performed by a computer system, the method comprising:

  • receiving input from a user selecting a media type category;
  • identifying media content items within the selected media category that the user has previously selected for presentation;
  • prioritizing the identified media content items based on a predetermined set of rules; and
  • presenting to the user a menu of at least some of the identified media content items in an order based on a result of the prioritization.

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20110098156

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR ACCESSING PERSONALIZED FITNESS SERVICES USING A PORTABLE ELECTRONIC DEVICE

1. A method for interfacing with a fitness center, the method comprising:

  • introducing a user to a particular fitness center via an integrated application of a portable electronic device, wherein the user is a potential new customer of the particular fitness center;
  • after the introducing, providing incentive, via the integrated application, for the user to join the particular fitness center;
  • in response to the user joining the particular fitness center as a result of the incentive, providing, via the integrated application, in-gym motivation for motivating the user to work out at the particular fitness center; and
  • providing, via the integrated application, post-workout motivation to encourage the user to actively return to the particular fitness center.

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