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Dynamic Re-ordering of Application Screen Location and Application Co-location on Smart Phones and Tablets

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000237407D
Publication Date: 2014-Jun-17
Document File: 1 page(s) / 31K

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Abstract

Disclosed is an idea for software that continuously ingests and analyzes individual end user behavior, application usage patterns, and location awareness, and then dynamically and adaptively re-orders the sequence or screen locations of icons to access mobile applications. The new icon placements are meant to maximize productivity and save time for the user.

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Dynamic Re-ordering of Application Screen Location and Application Co-location on Smart Phones and Tablets

Despite the small sizes, smart phones and tablet screens can be populated by a large (>50) numbers of applications (apps). Each screen can house icons for approximately 16 applications. The location (i.e. on which screen the app is installed) of each app is static, and typically end users swipe from screen one to screen two, etc., looking for individual apps. It is possible to move an app from one screen to another, but this is done manually. One to a number of applications can be used, transitioned to, or transitioned from in a very predictable sequence or pattern; however, the location of the app on a smart phone or tablet remains static.

A method is needed to dynamically sequence the screen location and co-location of these apps per screen.

The novel contribution is computer software that can continuously ingest and analyze individual end user behavior, application usage patterns, and location awareness (e.g., user just walked into a coffee shop, in a meeting room, etc.), and then dynamically and adaptively re-order the sequence or screen location of mobile applications to maximize end user time, productivity, and business outcomes. The goal is to pro-actively (i.e.

just-in-time) place the highest value application or applications on the first (or subsequent) screens of the smart phone or tablet. This re-ordering can dynamically occur across many time an...