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Smart split view

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000248856D
Publication Date: 2017-Jan-18
Document File: 9 page(s) / 114K

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Abstract

This invention discloses an advanced split view for user to quickly interact with different items in the mobile device. When user uses gesture to expand the item in the list, it calculates the height of current list, also evaluate the content/layout of next page, to decide the height that is needed to show split view. Then relocate the items around current item to leave a space, showing the key objects in the page that clicking this item will direct to. It parses the content of next page to identify the page structure/layout, then decide how to adjust the layout when showing in split view. It also utilizes user's profile to decide what are key objects that should be shown by default. Multiple split view can be expanded in same time.

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Smart split view

In mobile device such as mobile phone and pad, we see list view a lot. People often get the overall information in the list view, then click each item to do further interaction or check more details. But it is not convenient to switch between different items. e.g. You are talking to friend A, then friend B is coming, and you need to go back to list view, then enter the window of friend B. Then new message from friend A is coming again.

Example 1: Social App, list of friends, click one friend to talk. If you are talking to different friends at the same time, it is troublesome to switch between different user chat window.

Example 2: Stock app, list of interested stocks, click one to check the detail. Switch between different items are not convenient

This invention discloses an advanced split view for user to quickly interact with different items in the mobile device. When user uses gesture to expand the item in the list, it calculates the height of current list, also evaluate the content/layout of next page, to decide the height that is needed to show split view. Then relocate the items around current item to leave a space, showing the key objects in the page that clicking this item will direct to. It parses the content of next page to identify the page structure/layout, then decide how to adjust the layout when showing in split view. It also utilizes user's profile to decide what are key objects that should be shown by default. Multiple split view can be expanded in same time.

Advantages: Improve operation efficiency and user experience. No need to go into one detail page, then go back to list view, and go into another detail page again. User can check the details of different items in the same page of overall list view. It means then can catch the detail and do interaction, and also can get  the overall information at the same time.

Claim points: A general solution to allow user switch between different item details in list view. Item detail and overall list view are showing in the same page. When user expands item in list view, calculate the layout of following page and current page, adjust the user inteface to leave space for objects extracted  from following page. Get the content of following page, adjust layout, to show it in list view. Utilize user's profile to decide what are key objects that should be shown by default.

High value: This invention can be used by mobile Software Development Kit, front end Application Program Interface, or mobile application. So companies who has

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mobile operation system product can use it and definitely can improve user experience. It can also be used by any company having mobile application.

When user triggers to expand the item in list view, out invention don't pop up the new page , but re-layout the current list view to give the clicked ite...