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method to extend notification priorities and categories for mobile electronic devices

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000243441D
Publication Date: 2015-Sep-22
Document File: 7 page(s) / 87K

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Abstract

Current invention offers a method to define more feasible priorities and categories in notification system. System provided in current invention is used to enhanced notification in mobile devices by offer method to allow mobile application producer and mobile application user to customizing notification priorities and categories level according. Method includes:

1. Application producer/service creates customized notification priorities and categories according to the need of application, customized notification priorities and categories copy can be updated in user mobile device when it is released;

2. Interface is offered in user mobile device to allow user to customized the notification content user would like to be notified according to customized notification priorities and categories;

3. application service emits notification falling in customized notification priorities and categories, notification location in notification list will be re-arranged based on the customization in user mobile device;

4. customized notification categories and priorities are allowed to be updated, once it is updated and released, copy in user mobile device could be notified of the change.

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method to extend notification priorities and categories for mobile electronic devices

Mobile electronic devices, like smart phone and palmtop are widely used in people's daily life. Most of these mobile devices have notification function pre-installed, which is used by applications to send notification or message to user through this application is not executed or active in background. The widely usage of mobile devices make mobile application a growing market, as a result, mobile applications could generates various types of notification information to users, for example, news application will push kinds of news to nitification, IM tools will push chat messages, new hire position. Sometimes with numbers of notification in the list, we can not filter out these notifications we are not interested while keep track of the notifications which are valuable to us.

As to this too much notification problem in mobile device, through some devices allow user to customize the notification, that does not resolve the problem well. Some mobile device allow user to turn on/of the notification from specified application, however useless notification is off, with the notification we are interested. For example, I would like to be touched with the news regarding sport category, while I am not a social news guy. The existing notification customization could not help me keep my favourite news on the top of notification while block these social news.

Existing notification mechanism is implemented within the mobile device framework, for example, notification is pre-defined in smart phone operating system, with fixed priories indicating the urgency of notification and the categories indicating the type of notification. Developer who need to send notification to user of smart phone users need to make the notification falls into these priorities and categories. smart phone system has the feature to sort notification according to categories and priorities, however the priorities and categories within are fixed, it is not feasible for different applications to categories their notification and set priorities accordingly. Also, since notification varies according to the application emit them, it is hard to apply a universal categorization and priorities on all applications to help filter notification.

Current invention focus on helping mobile device terminal users filter notification accordingly, by offering a method to define more feasible priorities and categories in notification system.

System provided in current invention is used to enhanced notification in mobile devices by offer method to allow mobile application producer and mobile application user to customizing notification priorities and categories level according. Method includes:


1. Application producer/service creates customized notification priorities and categories according to the need of application, customized notification priorities and categories copy can be updated in user mobile device...