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Intelligent method of utilizing mobile to control the play of story box

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000235557D
Publication Date: 2014-Mar-10
Document File: 4 page(s) / 48K

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Abstract

Story box is a digital audio product which is specialized for little kids. It could store hundreds of or even thousands of stories, songs, poems and so on which are used for the childhood education. Story box is very popular in the market.

As the improvement of the hardware, the story box storage is larger and larger, Therefore, for this moment, the significant problem of story box usage is that it is very difficult for the child or even for their parents to find the interested content.

The idea of invention is to set up connection between mobile and story box, providing interface so that mobile could create and manage playlists for the story box, make the play operation intelligent and simplified. It also utilizes the mobile screen to make every operation visualized.

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Intelligent method of utilizing mobile to control the play of story box

Story box is a digital audio product which is specialized for little kids. It could store hundreds of or even thousands of stories, songs, poems etc which are used for the childhood education. To help improve the children's ability of speaking, imagination, musical taste and so on. Story boxes have lovely appearance, easy to operate, so it is very popular in market.

As the improvement of the hardware, the story box built-in storage is larger and larger, and the supported extendable like df card could store even more content. Besides, people are developing more and more different types of material used for childhood education. Therefore, for this moment, the significant problem of story box usage is that it is very difficult for the child or even for their parents to find the interested content. See below for some scenarios.

Scenario 1: The kid learns how to dance the Smurfs at dancing class, and want to review at home. Parents have already downloaded the Smurfs music to the story box, and want the kid to review the dancing at home. Now how could they find and play the Smurfs music quickly? Other than pressing next, next and next until the right music file. If they are unlucky, the story box stores 1000 files, and the Smurfs music happens to be the last one, they have to press Next button 999 times.

Scenario 2: The kid likes the series of stories of "A journey to the west", but besides these, there are also many other different stories, music etc. stored in the story box. Problem 1: how to let the story box only play the related stories? Problem 2: how to play the stories in order? Current story box does not support these, it will play all the files sequentially by alphabetical order or by scanned order.

Currently part of the advanced story boxes try to resolve above problems by some built-in operation mode. For example, some provide different mode of playing, like sequential playing, loop playing. While some pre-defined different types of materials, like stories, music, poems, security knowledge etc. But all of these are built-in with the hardware, it means users cannot customize. User could not define a new type for example 'Joke' beyond the built-in types.

But the requirement varies from users, every kid and family is unique, their like and dislike are different, how to identify and play contents based on their interests? The advanced operation mode make things a little easier, but it could resolve the above 2 problems mentioned.

The idea of invention is to set up connection between mobile and story box, providing interface so that mobile could create and manage playlists for the stor...