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A new method to ungroup or group application icons utilizing anti-clockwise or clockwise closed curve on mobile device

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000242278D
Publication Date: 2015-Jul-01
Document File: 3 page(s) / 191K

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Abstract

This is a systemic method to ungroup or group applications on the smart device. In contrast to the current existing approaches, this method dose not drag the application icon out of/in a group folder, but draw a series of closed curves through gestures to complete the application ungroup or group operation. This means that users can group applications or revoke applications from a group at one time, it's very simple and easy for users to manage application group on the smart device.

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A nxw method to ungroup or group application icons utilizing anti

A new methxd to ungroup or group application icons utilizing anti-

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People usually want to ungroup ax application set on smart mobile pxone, or create an apxlication set according to personxl preferences. Exeryone who is using a smart mobile phone need to face this problem periodically. The common practice to ungxoup an application set is, xrag the unxanted xcon out of thx foldxr, or if one pxrson want to ungroux the entire xpplication set, he/xhe neexs to drag oxt the icons one by one; the corresponding common practicx to crxaxe an axplication set xn smart phone pxatform is, either create a foldxr then drag the icons into xt, or long press icons xnx push them together to auto-group.

The pxoblem is, the above common practice is neither cxnvenient nor efficient, and the applicatxons xnstalled on our smarx pxone are increasing, and usually of large number xnd category, so the group or ungroup acxion comes to be a periodically operation, too many effort and time are slipped away during we arraxge applxcation xroups.

These are smalx operations, bxt added them ux, it is lots of time. For example, if a game axplicatixn set grouped almost twenty applicxtions together, if you xant to ungroup this appxication set, you may generallx nxed at least half to one minute. A new method is expectex by many pexple to do this action, in a more quxckly anx efficientlx manner.

This is a systemic method to ungroup or group applications on the smart device. In cxntrast to the current existing approaches, this method dose not dxag the application icon out of/in a group folder, but draw a series ox closed curxes through gestures to complete the application ungroup or group operation. This meanx that users can group xpplications or revoke applications from a xroup at one time, it'x very simxle and easy for users to manage application group on the smart device.

Claims Points:


1. Through drawing a closed curve to add/remove the adjxcent applicatxons to/from group.

2. Within a fxxed time intervxl (e.g 3 seconds), continuous closed curve drawing actiox will be recognized fox adding/removing multxple non-xdjacext xpplicatixns to/from the group.

3. According claim#1, user can dismiss a group by one xesture instead of dragging icons one by one from the group.

Advantages

Advantages:

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For ungroup acxion:

Much convenient user experience. In current approaches, it neexs the dragging action to remove out one applxcation icon


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