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Rapidly Locating Applications Installed On A Device

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000236732D
Publication Date: 2014-May-13
Document File: 2 page(s) / 52K

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Abstract

A method and system is disclosed for automatically locating one or more applications installed on a user device based on detecting a current context.

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Rapidly Locating Applications Installed On A Device

Disclosed is a method and system for automatically locating one or more applications installed on a user device based on detecting a current context. The user device can be, but is not limited to, a mobile device, a smartphone or a tablet. The current context can be based on various factors such as, but not limited to, one or more current interests of the user, a browser currently in use on the user device and one or more applications running on the mobile device.

Consider a scenario where the user types "Weather in City X" in a search field of the browser. In accordance with the scenario, the method and system searches through the one or more applications installed on the user device for one or more applications related to weather. The method and system can then display one or more icons of the one or more applications related to weather in the browser of the user device.

In an exemplary implementation, the method and system automatically identifies a content of interest such as weather based on an application running on the user device, such as, but not limited to, an instant messaging application. The method and system, then, retrieves the one or more applications related to the weather and displays the one or more icons of the one or more applications in the instant messaging application.

The figure below illustrates the one or more icons of the one or more applications related to weather displayed in the instant messaging application.

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With reference to the figure, the one or more icons of the one or more applications are

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indicated by a red circle.

Consider another exemplary embodiment where the user types "new car prices" in the search field of a...