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A smart way to sort and display application icons on mobile devices Disclosure Number: IPCOM000248707D
Publication Date: 2016-Dec-28
Document File: 4 page(s) / 86K

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The disclosure discloses an intelligent way to display application icons on mobile devices based on analyzing existing user behaviors and preferences.

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A smart way to sort and display application icons on mobile devices

Due to the convenient use of application programs on mobile devices and the increasing storage of mobile devices, users might have installed a large number of application programs on their mobile devices, but it's always frustrating for them to find a required application program from the many icons. Especially because of the limited size of the display screen of mobile devices, users have to flip through many pages to find an application, which is inefficient and takes lots of effort.

This invention discloses an intelligent system for sorting and displaying application icons on mobile devices by implementing an application priority matrix. Icons of applications with the highest priority values will be shown in a "shortcut icons" view (no more than 5). The application priority values are collected and calculated based on many factors, such as user behaviors and habits, scenarios of when and where it is, potential relationships among applications. By collecting and analyzing user data of using the applications, a priority matrix is created and as a result, users can quickly find the most possible applications that they are about to use in the "shortcut icons" view.

A major advantage of this invention is that it does not affect the current way of icons display, but with an enhancement to sort out and show application icons in a more smart and flexible way. By implementing this invention, no matter how the application icons have been arranged and displayed, users can quickly find an application icon among the many icons.


The priority matrix is TLA, TLA is the abbreviation for Time-Location-App, which means it has 3 dimensions to determine which apps are most suitable for current scenario.

How does TLA table work ? Initially it is an empty table. When user opens apps, system can update TLA table with time, location and app name in back-end. the data structure o...