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A new method to quick access to various of functions among multiple mobile apps

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000248690D
Publication Date: 2016-Dec-27

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Abstract

Our disclosure provides an obvious and easy way to directly access to the specific function or sub-app of a mobile app to solve the pain points as below: 1. There are multiple functions or even sub-apps in one mobile app, and they might not be showed in the home page of the app, which make them inconvenient to directly access to. 2. For one specific function, there might be multiple apps qualified that. We might want to use Social App A to chat with Lucy while using Social App B to chat with Lily. It's not easy to directly access to one of the chat function.

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A new method to quick access to various of functions among multiple mobile apps

1, There are multiple functions or even sub-apps in one mobile app, and they might not be showed in the home page of the app, which make them inconvenient to directly access to. 2, For one specific function, there might be multiple apps qualified that. We might want to use Social App A to chat with Lucy while using Social App B to chat with Lily. It's not easy to directly access to one of the chat function.

Our disclosure provide an obvious and easy way to directly access to one specific function or sub-app of a mobile app.

Claims: 1, APP function/sub-app Shortcut showing the latest snapshot of the function/sub-app 2, A grouped view to show function/sub-app shortcuts 3, Search function to filter function/sub-app shortcuts by tag Our disclosure is based on the app supporting to create shortcut for it's functions/sub-apps.

Below is a simple scenario of how the method run 1, Monitor the use frequency of functions/sub-apps which support creating shortcuts 2, Add the function/sub-app to the shortcut list if its use frequency exceed the threshold 2_1, Take the snapshot for the function/app which is added to shortcut list when focus out 3, Display the function shortcut by its latest snapshot, which is grouped by APP/function tag and sorted by use frequency, refer to Image 1 or Image 2 4, Add tags to the function/sub-app shortcut 5, Search a kind of function among multiple functions by tag, refer to Im...