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System and method of widget-based interactive remarking for web applications

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000246946D
Publication Date: 2016-Jul-18
Document File: 5 page(s) / 118K

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Abstract

Our disclosure invented a smart system and method that users can interact with other users in real time. Towards each widget in the web page, users can review comments from other people, add their own comments and reply others' comments timely.

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System and method of widget-based interactive remarking for web applications

User experience is very important for web applications. Most of the time, users may be confused by some widgets in the web page. such as a configuration

web application. Currently most web applications don't offer areas for users to address their concerns or they just provide a common area to comment. Further, most applications have no better user interaction to allow users to interact with web masters or other users. When users visit a website or web application, they may want to add notes or comments for a specific web widget that could be shown on the page directly and also review comments from other users. How to enable current web application with these requirements is important to improve the overall user experience.

Our disclosure invented a smart system and method that users can interact with other users in real time. Towards each widget in the web page, users can review comments from other people, add their own comments and reply others' comments timely. So people can share their experience and thoughts with each other. This will highly improve the user experience and have more fun.

The advantages of using our invention:

1. Our invention can allow real-time user interaction. For example, when a user visits a configuration web application and is confused by one configuration option, he/she can review the comments towards this widget which could be very helpful. It is most like a live 'teacher' where you can even submit your question as a comment, and other user can answer your question in time.

2. Our invention is more targeted and topical. Traditionally, there will be a common area for comments. However, the granularity is very large in this approach.

Users can only comment to the whole page or whole application. While by using our invention, things are different and users can comment to any widget.

3. Our invention will attract more public attention and it will make the web site more popular and active, which will bring high business value.

4. Our invention will easily bring the people with the same interest together. They can know and communicate with each other more conveniently and efficiently

which makes the web site more like social networking.

Our invention contains two parts: the client side and server side. The client side is implemented as a plug-in of the web explorer. There is an option to enable/disable this function. The server side is deployed with the web server...