Patent Number: 8,792,926

Title: Information processing apparatus, server apparatus, group creation system, group creation method, and program

Abstract: Disclosed herein is a group creation system for readily creating a group of nearby information processing apparatuses to let data be exchanged easily within the group. Portable terminals A and B exchange their ID's using hello messages being broadcast to create a nearby device list each. To request creation of a group with the portable terminal B, the portable terminal A transmits a group request including the ID of the portable terminal B to a server while sending an invitation to the portable terminal B. If the portable terminal B consents to the invitation and transmits a group request to the server within a group participation allowable time, the participation of the portable terminal B in the group is finalized, and a grouping notification to that effect is transmitted from the server to the portable terminals A and B.

Inventors: Isozu; Masaaki (Tokyo, JP), Sasaki; Takehiko (Kanagawa, JP), Watanabe; Kazuhiro (Tokyo, JP)

Assignee: Sony Corporation

International Classification: H04M 3/42 (20060101); H04B 7/00 (20060101); H04M 1/00 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 7/29/12018