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Floating context assistant operation bar for operating big objects on mobile devices.

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000234877D
Publication Date: 2014-Feb-12
Document File: 4 page(s) / 152K

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Abstract

To operate on the big size object(like a big table in document) on mobile devices, normal operation bar is surrounding the object and maybe out of visiable rect when user working on different part of this big size object, this cause inconvenient for user to access operation bar to do action. In this invention, the floating context assistant operation bar adjust its position to stick to the visible part of the object in the screen, and can be accessed instantly in context of current part of the big size object.

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Floating context assistant operation bar for operating big objects on mobile devices

Floating context assistant operation bar for operating big objects on mobile devices.

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Mobile devices have limited screen size. It is difficult for user to operate on the big size objects(like a big table in document) with normal context assistant operation bar. This is because the normal operation bar is surrounding the object and does not floating(stick to current screen) when user are working on different part of this big size object. Know solution includes zoom the screen to see the whole operation bar or just scroll up or down to where the fixed operation bar is and do the action. These are really not convenient as user
will lose current context of the part of object user are working on like a row of a table.

The core idea is to make the context assistant operation bar become floating and stick to the visible part of the object in the screen . This invention can help user be able to always access the bar instantly in context of current part of the big size object . This will greatly improve the user experience during working on such big size object on mobile devices. Furthermore, this invention can help improve the UI design consistence on context assistant. UI designer can design the context assistant bar not just for current small object or
small part of big object but in a more consistent way for both small part of object and the whole big object. This floating context as...