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A new interaction method with APP icons in Mobile screen

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000246522D
Publication Date: 2016-Jun-15
Document File: 4 page(s) / 59K

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Abstract

This invention provides a methodology to link App Icons with objects in games or in new UIs. The related Icon object's attributes are dynamically associated with App related information, instead of only statically defined within the Game or new UIs.

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A new interaction method with APP icons in Mobile screen

In our mobile phones, we have lots of Apps installed and each App has a different icon. We usually put the Apps we frequently use in the main frame of our mobile screen and we can slide the screen to view more App icons. However, besides as an entrance of Apps, is there other way we can use these Apps icons ?

This invention discloses a new method to interact with App icons and make icons not only icons. They can have lifecan growth, can social and play with other icons. They can grow from small icons to large icons, from weak ones to stronger ones. They can play with each other and interact with each other. This invention discloses a new approach to interact with icons on Mobile Device Desktop. Plugin interface is provided for managing desktop icons. With plugins installed, mobile device users can interact with icons with new level user experience, such as play light-weight games with the desktop icons or new UIs. Each icon has its attributes, and the attributes value is associated with its related app information. Such as the user volume, App category, etc.

Claim Points:
1) A methodology to expose interfaces for interacting with App Icons
2) App Icons are acting as the Objects in games or new UIs
3) The related Icon object's attributes are dynamically associated with App related information, instead of only statically defined within the Game or new UIs.

Mobile Devices expose plugin interfaces for interacting with the Icons and get related App info.

For example:
Interface to retrieve all App list and its related Icon;

Interface to retrieve needed App information
Interface to control the Icons in UI

Games or new UIs can be developed w...