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Add more attributes to contact group

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000227666D
Publication Date: 2013-May-10
Document File: 4 page(s) / 203K

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Abstract

People belonging to the same group always have many common attributes. It is wasting time if we specify the attributes one by one for each group member. The disclosure discloses a way to allow users adding any common attributes as needed to a Contact Group. All people who was added into the Contact Group will inherit the Group common attributes automatically, which can save time a lot.

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Add more attributes to contact group

Many cellphones have a function called 'Contact Groups'. It is a convenient way to organize our contacts and to contact multiple people at once. Usually users need to create a Group firstly, and then add some contacts into this Group. See the pictures as below. Users create a Group called 'CompanyA', and add some colleagues to it. And then, users can operate all the contacts in this group at once, such as 'Send a Message' and 'Send an Email'.

However, Group only has one attribute called 'Group ringtone'. The disclosure discloses a way to add more attributes to Group and utilize it better.

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Usually, people in the same Group have some common attributes. Take the Group 'CompanyA' for an example, people in Group 'CompanyA' have the same postal address, the same postcode, the same building, the same email domain, the same telephone prefix number, and so on. The disclosure discloses a way to allow users to add any attributes as needed to a Group.

In this way used in the disclosure, when adding people to this Group or creating a new contact in this Group, the contact will have those common attributes and values automatically. Users do not need to specify these common attributes and values for each member one by one. It can save time a lot.

Take the Group 'CompanyA' for an example, users can add these attributes to Group 'CompanyA':


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