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A Dynamic Home Screen Based on One's Functional Choices and Usage

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000130384D
Publication Date: 2005-Oct-25
Document File: 1 page(s) / 26K

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Abstract

Homescreen applications on mobile devices are typically designed with functions and features in mind. New trends indicate that lifestyle choices are becoming more important. Although we see this trend occurring, early adopters are still driven by the features a handheld provides. This concept is designed with this in mind. By providing a default that provides the expected, most-used functions, the typical early adopter will be satisfied with what we provide. In addition to this will be a device that can be dynamically updated or changed according to the preference of function by the user simply selecting which of the functions they'd like to appear and in what order (on a page) they'd like to see them. In this way, the device is easily personalized along with providing the most used functions on the top level. In addition to the selection aspect, we could also program the device to be smart enough to know when certain functions are used more than others and have dialogs appear suggesting to the user to reset the functions to an order that would provide them a more useful and personal home screen.

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FUNCTIONAL HOME SCREEN

A Dynamic Home Screen Based on One's Functional Choices and Usage

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Homescreen applications on mobile devices are typically designed with functions and features in mind. New trends indicate that lifestyle choices are becoming more important. Although we see this trend occurring, early adopters are still driven by the features a handheld provides. This concept is designed with this in mind.

By providing a default that provides the expected, most-used functions, the typical early adopter will be satisfied with what we provide.

In addition to this will be a device that can be dynamically updated or changed according to the preference of function by the user simply selecting which of the functions they'd like to appear and in what order (on a page) they'd like to see them. In this way, the device is easily personalized along with providing the most used functions on the top level.

In addition to the selection aspect, we could also program the device to be smart enough to know when certain functions are used more than others and have dialogs appear suggesting to the user to reset the functions to an order that would provide them a more useful and personal home screen.