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MOST-FREQUENTLY-USED FOLDERS

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000009164D
Original Publication Date: 1999-Jun-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2002-Aug-12
Document File: 2 page(s) / 102K

Publishing Venue

Motorola

Related People

James Hymel: AUTHOR

Abstract

As large screen wireless messaging devices pro- liferate so will the number of content services that a messaging device can receive. Advances to the FlexTM Suite protocol allow for multi-dimensional arrays of information to be sent to a messaging device. The User Interface (UP') of these messag- ing devices must maintain a simple and easy-to-use interface if subscribers are to enjoy the benefit of these information services.

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MOTOROLA Technical Developments

MOST-FREQUENTLY-USED FOLDERS

by James Hymel

  As large screen wireless messaging devices pro- liferate so will the number of content services that a messaging device can receive. Advances to the FlexTM Suite protocol allow for multi-dimensional arrays of information to be sent to a messaging device. The User Interface (UP') of these messag- ing devices must maintain a simple and easy-to-use interface if subscribers are to enjoy the benefit of these information services.

  New wireless'messaging devices employing Flex Information Services will permit both manual and remote (data center) creation of information folders on the messaging device. The concept of a folder is similar to that of any computer file system. A folder will hold one or more FlexInfo Categories and Topics. A Category is considered a messaging device address while a topic is considered a messag- ing device sub-address. Literally thousands of these Categories/Topics may exist on a messaging device, and the folders can be used to gather select Categories/Topics into a location convenient for the user. As with any file system, a folder may grow to contain excessive pieces of content, rendering the folder system cumbersome to navigate. This prob- lem can be resolved through the creation of a most- frequently-used folder as described below and shown in the accompanying figures.

  The messaging device will create a most-fre- quently-used folder which provides quick access to FlexTM Suite Categories/Topics. The user is provid- ed with a number of options for managing this fold- er. The options can include a selection of the num- ber-of-folders allowed, a time for averaging (hour, day, week...etc), and a low-use-threshold. The mes- saging device will default to preselected values

unless overridden by the user. The messaging device monitors all FlexInfo Category/Topic folder access and measures this access on a time-averaged basis (i.e. the number of accesses per hour, day, week, month) based on the most-frequently-used parameter...