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Method and system to create and share customized program guide

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000249427D
Publication Date: 2017-Feb-27
Document File: 2 page(s) / 70K

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Abstract

This invention discloses a system and method to allow adding and sharing program guide among end users and software providers. A special browser plugin is used to provide GUI to guide creator and render guide dynamically by need. When someone want to create a web application guide to their friends or web application provider wants to create a education session to their end users, it invokes the GUI from the browser plugin to show guide creation interface. With the GUI, creator can select web widget then add comment and style with this widget. All pieces of guide are stored and constructed into a guidance package. Then creator can share this guide package to the target persons. If someone get the guide package, this browser plugin parse the package and show the guide dynamically based on mouse focus or create a tip icon in the web application directly. Besides, some active script can be added into this guide package so that browser plugin can display guide one by one just like watching a live demo.

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Method and system to create and share customized program guide

There are lots of web application/interface used by end users today. For a new function or new user, the software provider provides some

ways to guide user how to operate. The material includes file, video or embedded tips. All these three ways, it depends on software provider's

consideration. For file and video, it may need user to compare the software interface and the guide back and forth to check out the necessary

information. It is not convenient. For embedded tips, it needs a new release to update the guide. Besides, it is not possible to share

customized guide among users.

This invention discloses a system and method to allow adding and sharing program guide among end users and software providers .

A special browser plugin is used to provide GUI to guide creator and render guide dynamically by need. When someone want to create a web

application guide to their friends or web application provider wants to create a education session to their end users, it invokes the GUI from

the browser plugin to show guide creation interface. With the GUI, creator can select web widget then add comment and style with this

widget. All pieces of guide are stored and constructed into a guidance package. Then creator can share this guide package to the target

persons. If someone get the guide package, this browser plugin parse the package and show the guide dynamically based on mouse focus or

create a tip icon in the web appl...