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Interactive assisting view for A~Z list in the 'Contacts' App

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000246962D
Publication Date: 2016-Jul-19
Document File: 5 page(s) / 308K

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Abstract

The disclosure discloses an interactive assisting view popping out right beside the A~Z list in the common ‘Contacts’ App on a smart phone. It helps a user to known clearly about which letter he has tapped, whether contacts with the name beginning with the tapped letter exist or not, and lets a user to navigate to the expected letter easily and quickly.

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Interactive assisting view for A~Z list in the 'Contacts' App

Below is the current A~Z list in the common 'Contacts' App on a mobile phone. It has two issues:
1. If tapping on a letter (e.g. letter 'D' in diagram#1 below) in the A~Z list, because the font size of a letter is much smaller than a human's finger, the expected letter is hard to be hit precisely.


2. If contacts with the name beginning with the tapped letter (e.g. letter 'D' in diagram#1)do not exist, there's no feedback on UI when tapping that letter 'D' in A~Z list, which makes users feel that the A~Z list doesn't work.

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[diagram#1]

The disclosure discloses an interactive assisting view, which pops out right beside the A~Z list in the common
'Contacts' App on a smart phone.Compared with other common 'Contacts' App, the advantages are:
a. A user can clearly knows which letter he has tapped, which makes this user feels more confident.

b. A user can clearly knows whether contacts with the name beginning with the tapped letter exist or not.

c. Plus, a user can navigate to the expected letter in the assisting view easily and quickly. The assisting view is totally interactive.

Below is the detail description about how the disclosure works:
1. If a finger taps on the A~Z list, the assisting view pops out at the left side of the A~Z list automatically. The current tapped letter (e.g. the letter 'D' in diagram#2 below) is listed in the centre of the assisting view (with bold and bigger font size)....