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A Method to Highlight Frequently-used App

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000244399D
Publication Date: 2015-Dec-09
Document File: 2 page(s) / 69K

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Abstract

Our disclosure caculates the using frequency of each APP. While we don't sort them by use frequency after that, we plan to hold the shortcut's position and highlight the frequently used APP by alter the icon of its shortcut, such as the size of the opacity part of the icon or the contrast to let user to find APP easily.

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A Method to Highlight Frequently-used App

With the developing of mobile devices and applications, more and more applications are installed into the device. Although we can create shortcuts in multiple screens, it is still not obvious enough to find the one which we want to use at that time. Especially after the app position being changed for apps being installed or uninstalled, it might need more time to adapt the new position of the Apps.

Our disclosure is trying to solve the problem by this way:
At first, we also cucullate the use frequency of each APP. While we don't sort them by use frequency after that.

We plan to hold the shortcut's position and highlight the frequently used APP by alter the icon of its shortcut, such as the size of the opacity part of the icon or the contrast.

Here are the steps to implement the disclosure:

System calculate the frequency of each APP


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System alter the shortcut based on use frequency by extending/shrinking the icon(or turning up and down the contrast). By the way, we don't change the


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icon size when shrink the icon, we just left the around transparent, the hot spot area remains the same.

Example for extending/shrinking the icon (with increasing/decreasing the contrast):

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Here are current solutions to ease this issue:
Manually sort the shortcut in multiple screens. This solution involves too much user efforts.


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Dynamically sequence the APPs based on user's habits. The solution changes the shortcut's positio...