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Method and System for Automatically Uploading Pictures based on Contextual Rules

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000237394D
Publication Date: 2014-Jun-17
Document File: 2 page(s) / 31K

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Jean-Baptiste Queru: INVENTOR

Abstract

A method and system is disclosed for automatically uploading pictures based on contextual rules. The method and system enables a user to control automatic uploading of pictures based on a context. The method and system also adapts to user behaviors of automatic uploading of pictures based on parameters such as, but not limited to, time of day, day of year, location and other signals. The method and system can automatically detect signals from manual user classification of pictures and suggest for automating the same user behaviors for uploading pictures in future.

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Method and System for Automatically Uploading Pictures based on Contextual Rules

Abstract

A method and system is disclosed for automatically uploading pictures based on contextual rules.  The method and system enables a user to control automatic uploading of pictures based on a context.  The method and system also adapts to user behaviors of automatic uploading of pictures based on parameters such as, but not limited to, time of day, day of year, location and other signals.  The method and system can automatically detect signals from manual user classification of pictures and suggest for automating the same user behaviors for uploading pictures in future.

Description

Typically, users are provided with an option of automatically uploading all pictures from one or more user-devices on one or more image hosting websites.  An all-or-nothing auto-upload option can cause confidentiality issues by auto-uploading pictures that are private.  If a user keeps all auto-uploaded pictures in private folders then those pictures are not available for real-time sharing.  For some events, the value of pictures comes from making the pictures immediately available by sharing with family and friends.

Disclosed is a method and system for automatically uploading pictures based on contextual rules.  The method and system enables a user to set rules for automatic uploading of pictures on one or more image hosting websites based on parameters such as, but not limited to, time of day, day of year, location, and other signals.  For example, the signals of the time of day parameter can include in daylight, during business hours or in the evening; the signals of the day of year parameter can include week-ends, thanksgiving, winter or Sunday; and  the signals of the location parameter can include in office, in X country or 10 miles away from home. 

The method and system enables a user to control automatic up...