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Method and System for Automatically Changing a Device’s User Interface Based on Location and a Set of Attributes

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000241195D
Publication Date: 2015-Apr-02
Document File: 2 page(s) / 120K

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Abstract

A method and system is disclosed for automatically changing a device’s user interface (UI) based on a location and a set of attributes associated with a user. The set of attributes include, but need not be limited to, calendar/schedule information of the user, social circle of the user, history of activities associated with the user, one or more user profiles from social networking communities, and culture/fashion trends of a current location of the user.

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Method and System for Automatically Changing a Device's User Interface Based on Location and a Set of Attributes

Disclosed is a method and system for automatically changing a device's user interface (UI) based on a location and a set of attributes associated with a user. The device can be, but need not be limited to, a mobile device, laptop, desktop computers, personal digital assistants (PDAs), smartphones and tablets. The set of attributes include, but need not be limited to, calendar/schedule information of the user, social circle of the user, history of activities associated with the user, one or more user profiles from social networking communities and culture/fashion trends of a current location of the user.

In an embodiment, the method and system inputs an array of profiles that are pre-installed or customized by the user based on a set of rules. Thereafter, one or more changes in the set of attributes such as location of the device are detected and accordingly a profile of the device UI is modified based on the set of rules. For example, the device is enabled to go into a silent/low sound profile mode when the device is within Global Positioning System (GPS) co-ordinates of a church, airport or library. In another example, the device is set into a vibrate mode when the device is

within a company premises.

Consider a scenario where the device is enabled to be in vibrating mode within a company premises. In accordance with the scenario, when the user leaves the

company premises, the method and system determines a route taken by the user and identifies a next possible destination of the user using smart data analytics and user history. Based on the determination, the profile of the user on the device is changed from vibrate mode to a casual type profile with loud music.

The method and system also uses one or more external inp...