JP5673357B2 - Information processing program, information processing apparatus, and information processing method - Google Patents

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JP5673357B2
JP5673357B2 JP2011120146A JP2011120146A JP5673357B2 JP 5673357 B2 JP5673357 B2 JP 5673357B2 JP 2011120146 A JP2011120146 A JP 2011120146A JP 2011120146 A JP2011120146 A JP 2011120146A JP 5673357 B2 JP5673357 B2 JP 5673357B2
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  The present invention relates to an information processing program, an information processing apparatus, and an information processing method.

  Some portable terminals have a function called “shared function”. The sharing function is a function that passes data processed by one application to another application (a sharing destination application) and causes the sharing destination application to process the data. For example, when image data is captured by a digital camera built in a portable terminal and a JPEG file is created from the image data by a camera application, the JPEG file is passed to an e-mail application, for example, by the above sharing function. , Can be sent as an e-mail attachment. As described above, according to the sharing function, it is possible to cause a mobile terminal to execute a wide variety of processes by linking a plurality of applications. Note that an application for processing a JPEG file is not limited to an e-mail application, and there may be a plurality of types. For example, Patent Document 1 discloses a different JPEG application depending on a folder in which a JPEG file is stored. The technology to start is described.

Japanese Patent Laying-Open No. 2005-049928

  Here, when the scan data output from the scanner to the portable terminal is passed from one application to another application, an application with good usability has not existed conventionally. In other words, when scan data based on a one-page document is received from a scanner, and the scan data is converted into, for example, a single JPEG data and passed to a sharing destination application, if the application supports JPEG data, Can be selected as the destination app.

  On the other hand, when scan data based on a plurality of pages of documents continuously read by the automatic document feeder is received from the scanner, the scan data is converted into a plurality of JPEG data and passed to the sharing destination application. An application that can process JPEG data as shared data needs to be a sharing destination application.

  However, there is a possibility that an application that can process a plurality of JPEG data as shared data may not be installed in the mobile terminal. In this case, an appropriate sharing destination application cannot be presented to the user, and usability is poor. There was a problem.

  The present invention has been made to solve the above-described problems, and an object thereof is to provide an information processing program, an information processing apparatus, and an information processing method with good usability.

  In order to achieve this object, an information processing program of the present invention is a program executed in a computer provided in an information processing apparatus that processes shared data specified by execution of a first application by execution of the second application. A creation control unit for causing the data creation unit to create processing target data from image data acquired from an image information source by the image information interface; and processing target data created by the data creation unit, wherein a plurality of images When processing target data created from data is shared data, and an application that can be selected as a second application exists in the information processing apparatus, an identification image that identifies the application that can be selected as the second application is displayed. Display on the display In the case where processing target data created by a display control means and the data creation unit and created from a plurality of image data is shared data, an application that can be selected as a second application is A second image that displays an identification image that identifies an application that can be selected as the second application when the processing target data created from a single piece of image data is shared data, when the data is not present in the information processing apparatus. A computer is caused to function as display control means.

  The present invention can be realized in various modes such as an information processing device, a control device that controls the information processing device, an information processing system, an information processing method, and a recording medium that records an information processing program.

  According to the information processing program of claim 1, when processing target data created from a plurality of image data is shared data, and there is an application that can be selected as the second application in the information processing apparatus. An identification image of an application that can be selected as the second application is displayed on the display unit. On the other hand, even when there is no application that can be selected as the second application in the information processing apparatus, the identification image of the alternative application is displayed. Therefore, there is an effect that usability is good.

  According to the information processing program of the second aspect, in addition to the effect produced by the information processing program of the first aspect, the application that can be selected as the second application in the case where a plurality of processing target data is shared data Even if it does not exist in the processing apparatus, the identification image of the alternative application is displayed, so that there is an effect that usability is good.

  According to the information processing program according to claim 3, in addition to the effect of the information processing program according to claim 2, the identification image of the application capable of processing a single piece of data in the same format as the processing target data as shared data, Since it is displayed as an alternative, there is an effect that usability is good.

  According to the information processing program of claim 4, in addition to the effect of the information processing program of claim 2 or 3, an application that can be selected as the second application when a plurality of processing target data is shared data Is not present in the information processing apparatus, any one of a plurality of processing target data is designated as shared data. Therefore, even if the application selected as the second application cannot process a plurality of shared data, there is an effect that the occurrence of errors can be suppressed.

  According to the information processing program of the fifth aspect, in addition to the effect produced by the information processing program according to any one of the second to fourth aspects, it is possible to cause other applications to process a plurality of processing target data as shared data Even in such a situation, if the user desires, it is possible to allow the user to select a process that uses any one of a plurality of pieces of processing target data as shared data.

  According to the information processing program of the sixth aspect, in addition to the effect produced by the information processing program of the fifth aspect, when it is selected that any one of a plurality of processing target data is shared data Since the identification image of an appropriate application is displayed when a single processing target data is shared data, there is an effect that usability is good.

  According to the information processing program of the seventh aspect, in addition to the effect produced by the information processing program according to the fifth or sixth aspect, the user selects the second application as a plurality of pieces of processing target data as shared data. Since a plurality of processing target data can be selected as shared data or one of them can be selected as shared data after recognizing a possible application, there is an effect that usability is good.

  According to the information processing program of the eighth aspect, in addition to the effect produced by the information processing program according to any one of the fifth to seventh aspects, when a plurality of processing target data is shared data, the second application When the single processing target data that cannot be selected is shared data, the selected image is displayed when there is an application that can be selected as the second application in the information processing apparatus. is there.

  According to the information processing program of the ninth aspect, in addition to the effect produced by the information processing program according to any one of the first to eighth aspects, the processing target data in the JPEG format created from a plurality of image data is shared data In this case, even if there is no application that can be selected as the second application, the identification image of the alternative application can be displayed, and the usability is improved.

  According to the information processing apparatus of the tenth aspect, the same effect as that of the information processing apparatus including the computer that executes the information processing program according to the first aspect is obtained.

  According to the information processing method of the eleventh aspect, the same effect as that of the information processing apparatus including the computer that executes the information processing program according to the first aspect is obtained.

It is a block diagram which shows the electric constitution of the portable terminal carrying the device control application which is embodiment of this invention. It is a figure explaining a sharing function. It is a figure which shows the transition of the screen in a portable terminal. It is a flowchart which shows a scanning process. It is a flowchart which shows an output destination candidate display process.

  Hereinafter, preferred embodiments of the present invention will be described with reference to the accompanying drawings. FIG. 1 is a block diagram showing an electrical configuration of a mobile terminal 10 in which a device control application 14b (hereinafter referred to as the present application 14b) according to an embodiment of the present invention is installed.

  The mobile terminal 10 is a mobile phone that can make a voice call with another device or use the Internet via the mobile phone network 100. Further, the mobile terminal 10 performs wireless communication with the device 30 in the infrastructure mode via the access point 50. The portable terminal 10 includes a CPU 11, a ROM 12, a RAM 13, a flash memory 14, a wireless LAN transmission / reception unit 15, operation keys 16, a touch panel 17, a liquid crystal display device 18 (hereinafter referred to as LCD 18), a memory card interface 19 (hereinafter referred to as memory card I / O). F19), a voice input / output unit 21 and a telephone network communication unit 22 are provided. These are connected to each other via a bus line 23.

  The CPU 11 controls each unit connected to the bus line 23 according to a fixed value, a program, or the like stored in the ROM 12 or the like. The ROM 12 is a non-rewritable nonvolatile memory, and the RAM 13 is a rewritable volatile memory. The flash memory 14 is a rewritable nonvolatile memory, and stores an operating system 14a (hereinafter referred to as OS 14a), the application 14b, and other types of applications (not shown). The OS 14a is basic software for realizing the standard functions of the mobile terminal 10, and is an Android (registered trademark) OS in the present embodiment. The application 14b is an application provided by the vendor of the device 30, and is installed in the mobile terminal 10 by the user.

  Hereinafter, the CPU 11 that executes a program such as an application or an operating system may be simply described by a program name. For example, the description “application” may mean “CPU 11 that executes the application”.

  The application uses the API of the OS 14a installed in the mobile terminal 10, thereby realizing a sharing function (intent function) for transferring data between the applications. The application 14b installed in the mobile terminal 10 is an application for using the printing function and the scanning function of the device 30 directly from the mobile terminal 10 without going through a personal computer or the like. In particular, the application 14b is configured to have good usability when the scan data acquired from the device 30 is passed to another application by the sharing function.

  The wireless LAN transmission / reception unit 15 is a circuit that connects the mobile terminal 10 and another device via Wi-Fi (registered trademark) using a wireless LAN that conforms to the IEEE802.11b / g standard. The wireless LAN transmission / reception unit 15 establishes a wireless connection with the device 30 via the access point 50.

  The operation key 16 is a hard key provided on the housing of the mobile terminal 10, and inputs setting information and instructions to the mobile terminal 10. The touch panel 17 is provided over the LCD 18 and inputs setting information and instructions to the mobile terminal 10. The LCD 18 displays various operation screens and images based on the selected data. The memory card I / F 19 is an interface to which a nonvolatile memory card 20 is attached, and controls writing or reading of data with respect to the memory card 20. The memory card 20 is an SD card (registered trademark) as an example. In the case of the present embodiment, the application 14b converts the scan data received from the device 30 into a PDF format file (hereinafter referred to as PDF data) or a JPEG format file (JPEG data) and stores it in the memory card 20.

  The voice input / output unit 21 is a voice input / output device including a microphone and a speaker, and the telephone network communication unit 22 is a circuit for performing communication via the mobile phone network 100. The mobile phone network 100 is an IMT-2000 (International Mobile Telecommunication-2000) communication network, and enables the mobile terminal 10 to use a voice call.

  Each application (including the application 14b) installed in the mobile terminal 10 calls the API of the OS 14a, and the wireless LAN transmission / reception unit 15, the operation key 16, the touch panel 17, the LCD 18, the memory card I / F 19, the voice input Data to be transferred to each component of the portable terminal 10 such as the output unit 21 and the telephone network communication unit 22 is output to the OS 14a. That is, each application controls each component of the portable terminal 10 by calling the API of the OS 14a. Each application calls the API of the OS 14a to acquire data output from each component of the mobile terminal 10 and data indicating the state of each component from the OS 14a. That is, by calling the API of the OS 14a, data indicating the state of each component of the mobile terminal 10 (including the state of operation input to the mobile terminal 10) is acquired from the OS 14a. In addition, the OS 14a may notify each application of data output from each component of the mobile terminal 10 or data indicating the state of each component periodically or whenever the state of each component changes. That is, each application acquires data indicating the state of each component of the mobile terminal 10 (including the state of operation input to the mobile terminal 10) from the OS 14a by receiving a notification from the OS 14a.

  The device 30 is a multifunction device having a printer function, a scan function, a copy function, and the like, and includes a wireless LAN transmission / reception unit (not shown) configured similarly to the wireless LAN transmission / reception unit 15 of the mobile terminal 10, and an access point The mobile terminal 10 is connected to the mobile terminal 10 by Wi-Fi by wireless communication via 50. Further, the device 30 is controlled by the application 14b of the mobile terminal 10 and prints an image based on data transmitted from the mobile terminal 10, or generates a scan data by reading a document, and sends it to the mobile terminal 10. Send.

  With reference to FIG. 2, a sharing function realized by using the API of the OS 14a of the mobile terminal 10 will be described. The shared function is a function for processing shared data designated by execution of the first application by execution of the second application. The sharing function includes an implicit sharing function and an explicit sharing function. FIG. 2A is a diagram for explaining the implicit sharing function, and the flow of processing when the first application (hereinafter, the sharing source application 60) requests the OS 14a to execute the implicit sharing function. Is shown.

  As shown in FIG. 2A, in the implicit sharing function, the sharing source application 60 calls the API of the OS 14a and requests execution of the sharing function (1). This request includes a URI (Uniform Resource Identifier) of shared data to be processed by another application by the sharing function, a type, and an action. The URI is information indicating the location of the shared data, and in the case of this embodiment, is configured by a file path. The type is information that specifies the format of the shared data, and the action is information that specifies the type of processing. The OS 14a uses the type and action notified from the sharing source application 60 as search conditions, and selects a second application (hereinafter, shared) from all applications (hereinafter, all applications 62) installed in the mobile terminal 10. Search for candidates that can be the destination application 64) (2).

  Each application installed in the mobile terminal 10 declares in advance a type that specifies a format that can be processed by the self-application and an action that specifies the type of processing that can be executed. Therefore, the OS 14a searches for all the applications 62 using the type and action notified from the sharing source application 60 as search conditions. Then, it is possible to process data in the format specified by the type notified from the sharing source application 60, and extract an application corresponding to the type of processing specified by the action notified from the sharing source application 60. Information is acquired (3).

  Next, the OS 14a causes the LCD 18 to display a list of applications found by the search, that is, applications that can be selected as the sharing destination application 64 (4). When the user selects one from the list (5), the OS 14a activates the selected sharing destination application 64, sets the screen of the sharing destination application 64 to the foreground (front), and notifies the sharing source application 60. The shared data URI, type, and action are notified (6).

  As a result, the screen of the sharing destination application 64 selected by the user is displayed in the foreground, and the sharing destination application 64 accesses the shared data specified by the notified URI and performs processing according to the action value. For example, various processes that can be executed by the sharing destination application 64 are performed, such as display output, transmission by attaching to an e-mail, and editing.

  FIG. 2B is a diagram for explaining the explicit sharing function, and shows the flow of processing when the sharing source application 60 requests the OS 14a to execute the explicit sharing function.

  As shown in FIG. 2B, in the explicit sharing function, the sharing source application 60 calls the API of the OS 14a and requests display of a list of candidates for the sharing destination application 64 (21). This request includes the type of shared data and the action. The OS 14a searches for candidates for the sharing destination application 64 from all the applications 62 installed in the mobile terminal 10 using the type and action notified from the sharing source application 60 as search conditions (22). The identification information of the application satisfying the condition is acquired (23).

  Next, the OS 14a displays a list of candidates for the sharing destination application 64 found by the search on the LCD 18 (24). When the user selects any one (25), the OS 14a returns an intent including the identification information of the selected application and the type and action used as the search condition (26). On the other hand, when receiving the intent from the OS 14a, the sharing source application 60 calls the API of the OS 14a, specifies the identification information of the selected application included in the intent, specifies the URI, type, and action of the shared data, and shares it. A function execution is requested (27). The OS 14a activates the application specified by the sharing source application 60 (the sharing destination application 64), sets the screen of the sharing destination application 64 as the foreground, and the URI, type, and type of the shared data notified from the sharing source application 60 The action is notified (28).

  That is, the sharing function in which the sharing source application 60 does not recognize the sharing destination application 64 and notifies the OS 14a of the shared data URI or the like is referred to as an implicit sharing function, and the sharing source application 60 designates the sharing destination application 64. The sharing function for notifying the OS of the shared data URI or the like is called an explicit sharing function. The application 14b will be described as using the explicit sharing function of the OS 14a. Details will be described later with reference to FIG.

  FIG. 3 is a diagram illustrating screen transition when the user instructs execution of the sharing function for the scan data acquired from the device 30 when the screen of the application 14b is displayed in the foreground.

  When scan data is acquired from the device 30, a scan result confirmation screen 70 of the application 14b is displayed on the LCD 18, and a scan image 71 corresponding to the scan data is displayed therein.

  The scan result confirmation screen 70 further includes a page display area 72, a share button 74, and a save button 76. The page display area 72 displays the total number of pages of the document read by the device 30 and the page number indicating which page of the original of the scanned image 71 currently displayed is the original image. It is an area to do.

  The share button 74 is an area for inputting a share function execution instruction. The save button 76 is an area for inputting a save function execution instruction. When the user touches the save button 76, the scan data corresponding to the displayed scan image 71 is saved. Specifically, the scan data is converted into data of a predetermined format, and the API of the OS 14a is called and stored in the memory card 20.

  When the user touches the share button 74 on the scan result confirmation screen 70, the screen displayed on the LCD 18 is changed to the format selection screen 78 of the application 14b. The format selection screen 78 includes options for allowing the user to select either the PDF format or the JPEG format. The user selects a format in which the scan data is to be shared with other applications, and performs a selection operation of touching the selected format option.

  When one of the formats is selected on the format selection screen 78, the application 14b creates processing target data of the selected format and calls the API of the OS 14a to store the data in the memory card 20. . When the user selects the JPEG format on the format selection screen 78 and a plurality of pages of originals are scanned, the application 14b uses a plurality of image data acquired from the device 30 to generate a plurality of images. Create JPEG data. Next, the application 14b searches for applications that can be selected as the sharing destination application 64 when a plurality of JPEG data is used as shared data. Specifically, the OS 14a is requested to search for an application that declares “JPEG” as a type and declares “SEND_MULTI” that means transmission of a plurality of data as an action (hereinafter referred to as a “multiple-compatible JPEG application”).

  In this case, the OS 14a that has received the request searches for a plurality of compatible JPEG applications based on the type “JPEG” and the action “SEND_MULTI”. Then, when a plurality of compatible JPEG applications are found as a result of the search by the OS 14a, the application 14b causes the LCD 18 to display a sharing destination application list screen 81 that lists their names 82. In this way, the user can select any one of a plurality of compatible JPEG applications as the sharing destination application 64 from the sharing destination application list screen 81. Specifically, the share destination application 64 can be selected by touching the name 82 of the desired application.

  Note that the type and action declared by each application can be freely set by the developer of each application. In other words, each application may declare a process that cannot actually be executed as an action. Therefore, “when multiple pieces of JPEG data are shared data, an application that can be selected as the sharing destination application 64” means that “JPEG” is declared as the type and processing of the multiple data is performed as an action. This means that the application declares a value (for example, MULTI_SEND), and does not require that a plurality of shared data can be actually processed.

  Here, there may be a case where a plurality of compatible JPEG applications do not exist in the mobile terminal 10. For example, there is an application that declares the type “JPEG”, but there is no application that declares an action “MULTI_SEND” indicating that a plurality of data can be transmitted.

  This application 14b presents an alternative application to the user when a plurality of compatible JPEG applications do not exist in the mobile terminal 10. Specifically, when the multiple compatible JPEG application does not exist in the mobile terminal 10, the application 14b causes the user to select any one of the multiple JPEG data as shared data. For example, as shown in FIG. 3, a page selection screen 83 is displayed, and an input of a selection page by the user is accepted. Then, one piece of JPEG data corresponding to the input selection page is designated as shared data.

  Next, the application 14b displays on the shared application list screen 81 the names 82 of applications (hereinafter referred to as single-compatible JPEG applications) that can be selected as the shared application 64 when single JPEG data is used as shared data. . In the present embodiment, an application that declares the type “JPEG” and declares “SEND”, which means display of an image, as an action is a single-compatible JPEG application.

  According to the present application 14b, when a plurality of compatible JPEG applications do not exist in the mobile terminal 10, the name 82 of the single compatible JPEG application is displayed instead, so that usability is good. Further, according to the present application 14b, one of the plurality of JPEG data is designated as shared data. Therefore, even when a single-compatible JPEG application is selected as the sharing destination application 64, the sharing destination application 64 The occurrence of errors can be suppressed.

  Further, the present application 14b is configured to be able to shift to a process of designating any one of a plurality of JPEG data as shared data even when a plurality of compatible JPEG applications exist in the mobile terminal 10. Yes.

  Specifically, in the sharing destination application list screen 81, the option “Share one by one” is provided together with the name 82 of the JPEG application corresponding to the plural. This option is used to select whether a plurality of JPEG data is shared data or one of the plurality of JPEG data is shared data.

  When the user touches the option “share one by one”, that is, when the user selects any one of the plurality of JPEG data as shared data, the application 14b displays the page selection screen 83. Is displayed and the input of the selection page by the user is accepted. Then, after specifying the shared data, the name of the single-compatible JPEG application 82 is displayed on the shared destination application list screen 81. Here, as described above, the multi-compatible JPEG application declares “MULTI_SEND” meaning transmission of a plurality of data as an action. In many cases, such an application also declares an action “SEND” which means display of an image. That is, the multi-support JPEG application often corresponds to a single JPEG application.

  Therefore, in the case where a multi-support JPEG application exists in the mobile terminal 10, when the user touches the option “Share one by one”, the multi-support JPEG application and a plurality of The name 82 of the JPEG application corresponding to the singular but not corresponding is displayed. Therefore, even when a plurality of compatible JPEG applications exist, when the user selects the option “share one by one”, more candidates can be presented to the user, and usability is good.

  Also, the option “share one by one” is displayed on the sharing destination application list screen 81 together with the name 82 of a plurality of compatible JPEG applications. Therefore, the user can recognize whether or not a plurality of JPEG applications are compatible, and can select whether to use a plurality of JPEG data as shared data or one of a plurality of JPEG data as shared data. . For example, if the user does not like any of the displayed multiple compatible JPEG applications, the user can switch to the selection of a single compatible JPEG application by selecting “Share one by one”.

  FIG. 4 is a flowchart showing a scanning process executed by the CPU 11 of the mobile terminal 10 according to the application 14b. This process is started when a user instructs execution of a scan from an operation reception screen (not shown) of the application 14b. Each step shown in the flowcharts of FIG. 4 and FIG. 5 described below will be described as what the application 14b causes the CPU 11 to execute, or what the application 14b causes the CPU 11 to execute using a function such as the OS 14a. . However, the steps included in each flowchart may be partially replaced with steps that the OS 11a and other applications cause the CPU 11 to execute. Moreover, a part realized by the operation of the hardware provided in the mobile terminal 10 regardless of the CPU 11 may be replaced.

  First, in step S402 (hereinafter, step is omitted), the CPU 11 instructs the wireless transmission / reception unit 15 to transmit scan data to the device 30 (S402). On the other hand, the device 30 scans a document in accordance with an instruction from the mobile terminal 10 to generate scan data, and transmits the scan data to the mobile terminal 10. The mobile terminal 10 temporarily stores the scan data received from the device 30 in the RAM 13. In the present embodiment, this scan data is assumed to be RAW image data that has been uncompressed or reversibly compressed. While the scan is not completed in the device 30 (S404: No), the CPU 11 does not proceed to the next step.

  On the other hand, when the scan is completed in the device 30 (S404: Yes), the CPU 11 displays the scan result confirmation screen 70 (FIG. 3) on the LCD 18 (S406). Next, when there is no operation input (S408: No), CPU11 does not transfer to the following step. On the other hand, when an operation is input to the operation key 16 or the touch panel 17 (S408: Yes) and an execution instruction for a function other than the shared function is input (S410: No), the CPU 11 Each process (for example, scan data storage process) according to the operation input is executed (S412), and the scan process is terminated.

  On the other hand, when the execution instruction of the sharing function is input (S410: Yes), the CPU 11 displays the format selection screen 78 on the LCD 18 (S414), and allows the user to select either the JPEG format or the PDF format. There are various types of originals to be read by the device 30 such as photographic images and documents. Therefore, the user selects one of the formats so that the data can be created in a format suitable for the content of the scan data.

  Next, while the format is not selected, the CPU 11 does not proceed to the next step (S416: No). On the other hand, when the touch panel 17 receives an instruction to specify the PDF format (S416: PDF), the CPU 11 creates PDF data from the scan data acquired from the device 30 by executing a library for creating PDF data. (S430). When the device 30 scans a plurality of pages of the document, the mobile terminal 10 acquires a plurality of scan data from the device 30. In that case, the CPU 11 creates one PDF data including a plurality of pages of data from a plurality of scan data.

  On the other hand, when the touch panel 17 receives an instruction to specify the JPEG format (S416: JPEG) and one scan data is acquired from the device 30, that is, the device 30 scans one page of the document. In the case (S418: No), the CPU 11 executes a library for generating JPEG data, thereby generating one JPEG data from the scan data (S429).

  On the other hand, when a plurality of scan data is acquired from the device 30, for example, when the device 30 is scanned with a plurality of pages (S418: Yes), the CPU 11 executes a library for creating JPEG data to execute a plurality of scan data. A plurality of JPEG data is created by creating one JPEG data from each of the scan data (S420).

  During the creation of the processing target data (JPEG data created in S420 and S429, or PDF data created in S430), the CPU 11 does not proceed to the next step (S424: No). On the other hand, when the creation of the processing target data is completed (S424: Yes), the CPU 11 displays the sharing destination application list screen 81 (FIG. 3) on the LCD 18 by executing the output destination candidate display processing (S426). The output destination candidate display process (S426) will be described later with reference to FIG.

  Next, in the sharing destination application list screen 81 displayed by the output destination candidate display process (S426), the application selected by the user is set as the sharing destination application 64, and the CPU 11 requests the OS 14a to execute the explicit sharing function. (S428). Specifically, the OS 14a notifies the application 14b of an intent (a type of command) that specifies the application selected on the sharing destination application list screen 81, while the application 14b notifies the OS 14a. Since the execution of the sharing function is requested, the details of these processes have already been described with reference to FIG.

  FIG. 5 is a flowchart showing the output destination candidate display process (S426). This process is a process for displaying the sharing destination application list screen 81 (FIG. 3) on the LCD 18. When the format of the processing target data created based on the image data acquired from the device 30 is PDF (S504: PDF), the CPU 11 sets the type to “PDF” (S532) and sets the action to “SEND”. Setting is made (S534). Also, the PDF data that is the processing target data is designated as shared data (S535).

  Next, the CPU 11 requests the OS 14a to display a list of applications (hereinafter referred to as PDF applications) that can be selected as the sharing destination application 64 when the PDF data is shared data. Specifically, by calling the API of the OS 14a and specifying the type “PDF” and the action “SEND”, the name 82 of the PDF application is displayed on the sharing destination application list screen 81 (S536). finish.

  On the other hand, when the format of the processing target data is JPEG (S504: JPEG), the CPU 11 sets the type to “JPEG” (S506). Next, when the JPEG data to be processed is singular (S508: No), the CPU 11 designates the singular JPEG data as shared data (S527), and sets the action to “SEND” (S528). Then, the CPU 11 calls the API of the OS 14a, designates the type “JPEG” and the action “SEND”, and displays the name of the singular JPEG application 82 on the shared destination application list screen 81 (S530). Exit.

  On the other hand, when there are a plurality of JPEG data to be processed (S508: Yes), the CPU 11 requests the OS 14a to search for a plurality of compatible JPEG applications and a single compatible JPEG application (S510). If a plurality of compatible JPEG applications are not found by the search (S512: No), the CPU 11 displays the page selection image 83 on the LCD 18 (S524), and does not proceed to the next step while the selection page is not input (S525: No). On the other hand, when the selected page is input by the user (S525: Yes), the CPU 11 designates the JPEG data corresponding to the selected page as shared data (S526), and specifies the name 82 of the single-compatible JPEG application as the sharing destination application list. It is displayed on the screen 81 (S530), and this process is terminated.

  In addition, when a plurality of compatible JPEG applications are found by the search (S512: Yes), and there is an application that does not correspond to the multiple compatible JPEG application but exists in the single compatible JPEG application (S514: Yes). ) In other words, there are applications that cannot be selected as the sharing destination application 64 when a plurality of JPEG data is used as shared data, but there are applications that can be selected as the sharing destination application 64 when a single JPEG data is used as shared data. In this case, the CPU 11 causes the LCD 18 to display a shared destination application list screen 81 including “Share one by one” as an option in addition to the name 82 of the multiple corresponding JPEG applications (S518).

  Next, when the option “Share one by one” is selected on the sharing destination application list screen 81 (S519: Yes), the CPU 11 proceeds to the process of S524 and corresponds to the selection page input by the user. Two pieces of JPEG data are designated as shared data (S526). On the other hand, when the option “share one by one” is not selected and a plurality of compatible JPEG applications are selected (S519: No), the CPU 11 designates a plurality of JPEG data as shared data (S517), and ends this processing. To do.

  On the other hand, when all of the singular JPEG applications found by the search also correspond to the multiple JPEG applications (S514: No), the CPU 11 displays the shared destination application list screen 81 including the name 82 of the multiple JPEG applications. Then, a screen that does not include “shared one by one” as an option is displayed on the LCD 18 (S516). Then, the CPU 11 designates a plurality of JPEG data as shared data (S517), and ends this process.

  According to the output destination candidate display process (S 426), even if there is no multiple compatible JPEG application in the mobile terminal 10, the name of the alternative single compatible JPEG application 82 is displayed on the shared application list screen 81. The Therefore, usability is good. Even when multiple compatible JPEG applications exist in the mobile terminal 10, if the number of candidates for the sharing destination application 64 increases by making the shared data singular, an option for making the shared data singular Since “Share one by one” is displayed, usability is good.

  In the embodiment, the mobile terminal 10 is an example of an information processing apparatus. The device 30 is an example of an image information source. The CPU 11 is an example of a computer. In addition, an example of a data creation unit is realized by the CPU 11 that executes a library that creates JPEG data or a library that creates PDF data, and a library that creates JPEG data or a library that creates PDF data. The LCD 18 is an example of a display unit. The wireless LAN transmission / reception unit 15 is an example of an image information source. However, each unit such as the data creation unit and the display unit may be a single hardware unit, or may be realized by the CPU 11 executing a program that causes the CPU 11 to execute the processes of FIGS. 4 and 5. 4 or 5 may be realized by the CPU 11 executing a program other than the program that causes the CPU 11 to execute the process, for example, the OS 14a. Each of these units may be realized by the CPU 11 executing a combination of processes based on a plurality of programs.

  An example of a creation control unit is realized when the CPU 11 executes a process for executing a library for generating JPEG data or a library for generating PDF data in S420, S429, and S430. An example of the first display control unit is realized by the CPU 11 executing S516 and S518. When the CPU 11 executes S530, an example of the second display control unit is realized. When the CPU 11 executes S518, an example of the selected image display control unit is realized.

  Although the present invention has been described based on the embodiments, the present invention is not limited to the above-described embodiments, and various improvements and modifications can be easily made without departing from the spirit of the present invention. Can be inferred.

  For example, in the above-described embodiment, the mobile terminal 10 having a call function is an example of an information processing apparatus. However, various apparatuses that do not have a call function such as a personal computer and a digital camera are examples of the information processing apparatus. obtain. The present invention can also be applied to a device that does not have the touch panel 17 and inputs an operation from a hard key.

  In the above embodiment, the application name 82, which corresponds to an example of an application identification image, also functions as an operation key. That is, the user can select the sharing destination application 64 by touching the area of the touch panel on which the application name 82 is displayed. However, the present invention can also be applied when the identification image of the application does not have a function as an operation key and is merely display information.

  In addition, the application identification image and the selection image may be composed of text as in the application name 82 described in the above embodiment or the option “shared one by one”. May be.

  Further, the present invention can be applied even when the format of the processing target data is not the JPEG format but other formats such as PDF, DOC, XLS, PNG, GIF, and BMP.

  In the above embodiment, the scanner data is described as an example of the image data. However, the image data is not limited to this. For example, the image data is image data captured by a digital camera built in the mobile terminal 10. Also good. In that case, the digital camera corresponds to an example of an image information source. Further, data generated by reducing or enlarging scan data in accordance with the size of the scan image 71 displayed on the LCD 18 may be an example of image data. Further, when the scan data is converted into a predetermined format in order to display the scan image 71 on the LCD 18 in the mobile terminal 10, even if the data converted into the predetermined format is an example of the image data. good.

  In the above embodiment, the scan data is described as being RAW image data. However, the present invention can also be applied to the case where JPEG data is acquired from the device 30 as scan data.

  In the above-described embodiment, when the shared data is PDF data or a single piece of JPEG data, “SEND” is specified as the action value. However, other actions such as “VIEW” may be designated. In addition, “VIEW” may be designated when the shared data is PDF data, and “SEND” may be designated when the shared data is a single JPEG data.

  In the above-described embodiment, the OS 14a is described as an Android OS. However, the present invention can be applied to an information processing apparatus equipped with another OS.

  In the above embodiment, the sharing function is described as being realized by the OS 14a, but the present invention can be applied to the case where the sharing function is realized by hardware or middleware instead.

  Further, in the above embodiment, the mobile terminal 10 and the device 30 are described as being connected by Wi-Fi, but instead, for example, when connected by Bluetooth (registered trademark), The present invention is applicable.

  In the above-described embodiment, the explicit sharing function of the mobile terminal 10 is used. However, the present invention can be applied even when the implicit sharing function is used.

  The first display control means and the second display control means may be such that the program of the present invention creates and displays an application identification image, or calls the API of the OS 14a to display the application identification image. It may be displayed.

  In the above embodiment, the OS 14a is searched for an application. However, the application 14b may be modified to search for an application.

  Further, in the above-described embodiment, when there is a single-compatible JPEG application, the selected image (option “display one by one”) is displayed. However, the selected image may be displayed even when there is no singular JPEG application. In that case, even if the user operates the selected image to select one piece of JPEG data as shared data, there is a possibility that there is no application (that is, a JPEG application) that can be used as the sharing destination application 64. There is. In that case, an error display may be displayed.

  In addition, there is no application (for example, PDF data) that can be selected when one piece of processing target data (for example, PDF data that can store a plurality of pages) created based on image data of a plurality of pages is used as shared data. Even in this case, an identification image of an alternative application (for example, a single JPEG application) may be displayed.

  In addition, there is no selectable application (for example, multiple compatible JPEG applications) when a plurality of processing target data is shared data, and one processing target data created based on a plurality of pages of image data is stored. When there is no application (for example, a PDF application) that can be selected in the case of shared data, an identification image of an alternative application (for example, a single-compatible JPEG application) may be displayed.

  In the above-described embodiment, a plurality of processing target data is shared data, or one of the plurality of processing target data is shared with the name 82 of the plurality of corresponding JPEG applications, which is an example of an application identification image. An option “shared one by one”, which is an example of a selection image for selecting whether to use data, is displayed. Alternatively, the selected image may be displayed after the identification image of the application is displayed. Conversely, the application identification image may be displayed after the selected image is displayed.

  Further, in the above-described embodiment, it has been described that the user selects the data to be designated as shared data on the page selection screen 83 and then displays the name 82 of the singular JPEG application on the shared destination application list screen 81. . Instead, when there is no multiple-supported JPEG application (S512: No), or when “Share one by one” is selected, first, the name of the single-supported JPEG application is displayed as the shared application list screen. 81. After the user selects the sharing destination application 64, the page selection screen 83 may be displayed to allow the user to select data to be designated as shared data. Then, the shared data selected by the user and the sharing destination application 64 may be specified to request the OS 14a to execute the explicit sharing function.

  In the above embodiment, the image data acquired from the device 30 is converted into a file in the selected format. In this case, the URI of the shared data is composed of a file path. However, the present invention can also be applied when converting image data acquired from the device 30 into content of a selected format. In this case, the URI of the shared data is configured in a format (content format) for specifying data by an index or ID in the application, such as “Contents: /// devicecontrol1 / attach / 1”.

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  1. An information processing program that is executed in a computer provided in an information processing apparatus that processes shared data specified by execution of a first application by execution of a second application,
    A creation control means for causing the data creation unit to create processing target data from the image data acquired by the image information interface from the image information source;
    When processing target data created by the data creation unit and created from a plurality of image data is shared data, an application that can be selected as a second application exists in the information processing apparatus. A first display control means for displaying an identification image for identifying an application that can be selected as the second application on the display unit;
    When the processing target data created by the data creation unit and created from a plurality of image data is shared data, there is no application that can be selected as the second application in the information processing apparatus. In this case, the computer as second display control means for displaying an identification image for identifying an application that can be selected as the second application when processing target data created from a single piece of image data is used as shared data. An information processing program that makes
  2. The second display control means includes
    In the case where a plurality of processing target data created from a plurality of image data is shared data, and there is no application that can be selected as the second application in the information processing apparatus, a single processing target data is set as the shared data. The information processing program according to claim 1, wherein an identification image for identifying an application that can be selected as the second application is displayed on the display unit.
  3. The second display control means includes
    When there is no application in the information processing apparatus that can process a plurality of data in the same format as the processing target data as shared data, an application that can process a single data in the same format as the processing target data as shared data is identified The information processing program according to claim 2, wherein an identification image to be displayed is displayed on the display unit.
  4.   When there is no application that can be selected as the second application in the information processing apparatus when a plurality of processing target data is shared data, any one of the plurality of processing target data is used as shared data, and a designation unit The information processing program according to claim 2 or 3, which causes the computer to function as designation control means for designation.
  5.   In the case where a plurality of processing target data is shared data, and there is an application that can be selected as a second application in the information processing apparatus, the plurality of processing target data is set as shared data or the plurality of processing target data 5. The computer according to claim 2, wherein the computer is caused to function as a selection image display control unit that causes the display unit to display a selection image for selecting whether any one of them is shared data. 6. Information processing program.
  6. The second display control means includes
    When any one of the plurality of processing target data is selected as shared data based on the selected image, it can be selected as a data sharing destination when a single processing target data is used as shared data The information processing program according to claim 5, wherein an identification image of the application is displayed.
  7. The first display control means includes
    An identification image for identifying an application that can be selected as a second application when a plurality of processing target data is shared data, when the selected image is displayed or before the selected image is displayed. The information processing program according to claim 5 or 6 to be displayed on a section.
  8. The selected image display control means includes
    When multiple pieces of processing target data are shared data, an application that cannot be selected as the second application and when a single piece of processing target data is shared data is an application that can be selected as the second application in the information processing apparatus. The information processing program according to any one of claims 5 to 7, wherein the selected image is displayed on the display unit when it exists.
  9.   The information processing program according to claim 1, wherein the creation control unit causes the data creation unit to create processing target data in JPEG format.
  10. An information processing apparatus that processes shared data specified by execution of a first application by execution of a second application,
    Creating means for creating data to be processed from image data acquired by an image information interface from an image information source;
    When there is an application that can be selected as the second application when the processing target data created by the creation unit and the processing target data created from a plurality of image data is shared data, in the information processing apparatus, First display means for displaying an identification image for identifying an application that can be selected as the second application;
    When there is no application that can be selected as the second application when the processing target data created by the creation unit and the processing target data created from a plurality of image data is shared data, in the information processing apparatus, An information processing apparatus comprising: second display means for displaying an identification image for identifying an application that can be selected as a second application when processing target data created from a single piece of image data is shared data.
  11. An information processing method executed in an information processing apparatus for processing shared data specified by execution of a first application by execution of a second application,
    A creation control step for causing the image information interface to create processing target data from the image data acquired from the image information source;
    When there is an application that can be selected as the second application in the information processing apparatus when the process target data created by the creation control step and the process target data created from a plurality of image data is shared data A first display control step for displaying an identification image for identifying an application that can be selected as the second application on the display unit;
    When the processing target data created by the creation control step and the processing target data created from a plurality of image data is shared data, there is no application that can be selected as the second application in the information processing apparatus A second display control step of displaying an identification image for identifying an application that can be selected as a second application when processing target data created from a single piece of image data is shared data, on the display unit, Information processing method.
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