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A System and Method to Quickly Launch User Predefined Mobile App by Combining Side Keys and Shake

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000239540D
Publication Date: 2014-Nov-14
Document File: 8 page(s) / 214K

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Abstract

A system and method is proposed to allow user quickly launches predefined mobile App by combining side keys and shake. This proposal is to utilize the keys in mobile device, and combine the mobile device movement to quickly launch user frequently used applications, which user can define beforehand through user interface in mobile.

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A System and Method to Quickly Launch User Predefined Mobile App by Combining Side Keys and Shake

With the rapid development and popularization of mobile device, more and more applications are developed and widely used in every aspect of our life. When a number of Apps are installed on one mobile device, it is not convenient to find the exact App would like to open. Then one significant problem is how to quick launch various applications and switch between them

Currently, in order to launch one application, it is needed to open "All Programs" page firstly, search the specific one from various applications and click to get it started. For example, if the call function is needed to be launched, the following steps are needed:


1. Click Phone button to open phone application


2.1. If the called subscriber is one family member or friend, who is frequently called, then the person may be in the Record list, click Record tab to open the record list


2.2. If the called subscriber is not frequently called, click Phone Book tab to open phone book


3. Search called subscriber in record list or phone book


4. Click Phone button to call

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                      The proposal is to utilize the keys in mobile device, such as volume increase and decrease keys, power on/off key

combining side keys and shake

applications

         , which user can define beforehand through user interface in mobile. For instance, if phone call function is preferred, the following steps are required:


1. Define the keys and shake combination in UI, such as volume increase key + cell phone shake

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Basically this is the most commonly used application/function in mobile device. But still 4 steps are required to complete each and every request, which is a little bit complicated. Certainly, hot keys can be set for frequently called subscriber, but what about other functions or application in Mobile device? Is there one approach to quickly launch them?

A system and method is proposed to improve the current situation, which can quickly launch user predefined mobile App by


, and combine the mobile device movement, such as shake, to quickly launch user frequently used

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2. Define the application is about to quickly launch, such as phone call, here the critical point is the specific sub-application can be defined, such as calling one particular subscriber

Once the configuration is done and saved, phone call function can be launched by pressing volume increase key and shake phone. Or the call is automatically established to one predefined subscriber. In the similar way, other mobile applications and

functions can be predefined and quickly launched, such as volume decrease key + shake for Launching App A, power on/off key + shake for App B, etc.

As described above, the key advantage of the proposal is simple, quick and flexible.

- Firstly, the method simplifies the steps to launch the App in mobile device. Instead of going through many steps in user interface, this method can one-step launch predefined a...