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A method to quickly switch applicatoin context in mobile devices

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000248691D
Publication Date: 2016-Dec-27
Document File: 6 page(s) / 113K

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Abstract

Our disclosure extends current notification mechanism to solve the problem as below: One mobile app usually have multiple functions, and users need to switch context among these functions. For instance, when you are reading an article in a social APP, a chat notification from it might come, so you switch the context from reading to chatting. During the talking, you might want to open another App for quoting, now you have two daemon context you might want to switch to. While there is not a good way to switch context from the same APP or different APPs.

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A method to quickly switch applicatoin context in mobile devices

One mobile app usually have multiple functions, and users need to switch context among these functions. For instance, when you are reading an article in a social APP, a chat notification from it might come, so you switch the context from reading to chatting. During the talking, you might want to open another App for quoting, now you have two daemon context you might want to switch to. While there is not a good way to switch context from the same APP or different APPs.

Our disclosure extends current notification mechanism to solve this problem by sending a context notification or pinning a traditional notification as an context entrance Our disclosure extends current notification mechanism to solve this problem. When user step out of one context, the APP will sending a context notification to the system, which is an entrance for the context just stored. User also can change a traditional notification to a context one by pinning it, by which it will not disappear after reading.

Claims: 1, Pin traditional notification as a context entrance of a stored context 2, Send context notification to keep a quick entrance for switching context 3, A new display to show context entry

Our disclosure extends current notification mechanism to solve the app context switch issue. 1, A traditional notification can be pined as a context one, so it will not disappear after reading. Users can use it as an quick entrance whenever he/...