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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) / 30K

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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. 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 high level could take on 3 different forms: * A journal, with each entry timestamped. This usage would be where people generally just enter what they did on that day. (The entrys should be able to be viewed by day, week, or month.) * A notebook/scrapbook/photo album. A person may decide to write a story or record notes while attending a conference or a workshop. They may use the blogger applocation as a travel journal. In this way it also serves as a type of photo album. In any of these instances, they may also add a particular comment to a reference. (Web links could be added.) They could also add in other digital media such as pictures. The use and availabililty of digital media and the functionality of the blogger application would allow this content to be combined together instead of stored independently. * A web portal. In the sense that it's basically a list of Web links pointing to sites of interest, things that the person using that handheld has been thinking about, their main concepts, ideas, etc. Again one of the main differences of the blogger application is its ability to add in selected messages (email, SMS) along with images and sounds recorded or already captured/saved. This would allow you the ultimate creative freedom: not only could you record/write on any topic, whenever you want, but you could now do it on your handheld integrating into this content already avaialable information. The blogging software would automatically format the page and keep track of the entries, page layout, and all the HTML coding. Once you have posted the content you have entered or "saved to" your blog, the blog page would then time/date-stamp the entry and post it to the top of the blog page. Previous entries are moved down; the oldest entries could be archived. You should be able to send your blog to any user/group in your contact book. Each blog entry is logged via an automatic listing in the "Blog" directory and search application. This would be useful in a business sense as after a meeting you could send all the details recorded around a booked meeting to all the attendees. Every time someone reads your blog, you receive a message (if permission has been granted, that is). You would be able to categorize blogs, e.g., Business vs. Personal, Location vs. Topic.

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HANDHELD BLOG

Application for Wireless Blogging on a Mobile Device

Disclosed Anonymously

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...