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Application for Wireless Blogging on a Mobile Device

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000131184D
Publication Date: 2005-Nov-09
Document File: 2 page(s) / 11K

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Abstract

A recent Web trend that appears to be overlooked by handheld manufacturers is the proliferation of public diaries/journals, generically referred to as “Web logs” or “blogs” for short. It seems that blogs are created on a desktop computer and viewable on a handheld (generally text only), but never "created" on a handheld.

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HANDHELD BLOG

Application for Wireless Blogging on a Mobile Device

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A recent Web trend that appears to be overlooked by handheld manufacturers is the proliferation of public diaries/journals, generically referred to as “Web logs” or “blogs” for short. It seems that blogs are created on a desktop computer and viewable on a handheld (generally text only), but never "created" on a handheld.

A blogger application would reside on the homescreen similar to how all other applications do. It would provide all the basic functions that a regular blog application on a desktop computer does - regularly updated Web page, most recent content at the top of the page, each entry is date-stamped.

The main difference is that not only can a user create a blog on a handheld, but it can be added to any daily entries applicable emails, SMS, calendar entries, tasks, notes, etc. When the blogger application is available, the menu of the associated applications would include a "Save to Blog" option. This would add the email or content selected otherwise to be added to the daily blog as the most recent content at the top of the page, timestamped in addition to the overall entries.

The value added with a feature provides some interesting possibilities. Currently in calendars we are able to create meetings, to-dos, notes, etc., but there is no way for us to make notes or summaries of meetings associated with these. As a business professional, I may find it very helpful to record a day of meetings with first the calendar entry recorded, followed by the agenda, then the notes around the meetings, the list of to-dos associated with the final discussion, as well as specific thoughts and suggestions that I wanted to remember. Currently we can't do this on a mobile device. The only thing we could find as a memory of this meeting would be the calendar entry. Sure we can add notes to an entry, but these are not date-stamped, or searchable at a higher level of the interface - this is something that a blog could provide.

On a high level, the blog application is fairly simple. It is really a regularly updated web page, with the most recent content at the top of the page and each entry date-stamped.

On the device, we could look at it as an updated version of Notepad; you enter a description of your blog and select from a list the category to which you'd like this blog to belong.

The URL to find your blog would be automatically created by information already pre-entered.

The blog on a hig...