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A UI mechanism to provide a translated view of data based on a location selection

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000235836D
Publication Date: 2014-Mar-26
Document File: 2 page(s) / 70K

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Abstract

Disclosed is a method of using a temporary "country" overlay for a user interface that translates the underlying information such as time, currency, or units of measurement, into the location/region-specific format or data.

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A UI mechanism to provide a translated view of data based on a location selection

A system or method is needed that allows a traveler to easily view times, measurements, and other information relevant to the current location, rather than per localized settings of the device or the data being viewed. A user might want to

view information on a laptop, tablet, or phone from an alternate geographic perspective, either the one a user is in or the one from which the user has travelled.

A simple example is the clock application on a computer. It may be set on US time and the user might want to view the local time. There are two common approaches: change either the application or the operating system time zone/country setting. Both of these mechanisms have drawbacks for temporary use cases because the changes could adversely affect the behavior of the applications, which might not be

desirable for the user.

The solution is a novel method of using a temporary "country" overlay that translates the underlying information into the region-specific data. This overlay does not affect the application or operating system in any way and merely translates the underlying information into the appropriate values for the selected region.

To implement the method in a preferred embodiment: (refer to the figure, below)

1. A user has an application on the desktop that has information that the user would like to view from an alternate zone perspective

2. The user launches the regional tool...