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Method for Customizing Icons and Applications on a PDA Using a Hierarchy Tree and a File Explorer UI

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000131841D
Publication Date: 2005-Nov-21
Document File: 1 page(s) / 24K

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Abstract

With small PDAs and Smartphones, the number of applications and their related icons is getting out of control. The need to manage and arrange these icons is becoming more and more important. The invention provides a UI based on a file explorer style of presentation. The UI presents the icons in a hierarchy view and allows the user to build and change the hierarchies at will. Then they can use the hierarchy later to navigate through the icons and thus launch applications via selection of the correct icon.

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Customizable Icon Hierarchy Tree Structure

Method for Customizing Icons and Applications on a PDA Using a Hierarchy Tree and a File Explorer UI

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With small PDAs and Smartphones, the number of applications and their related icons is getting out of control.  The need to manage and arrange these icons is becoming more and more important.

The invention provides a UI based on a file explorer style of presentation.  The UI presents the icons in a hierarchy view and allows the user to build and change the hierarchies at will.  Then they can use the hierarchy later to navigate through the icons and thus launch applications via selection of the correct icon.