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KR20140134377A
KR20140134377A KR1020130054099A KR20130054099A KR20140134377A KR 20140134377 A KR20140134377 A KR 20140134377A KR 1020130054099 A KR1020130054099 A KR 1020130054099A KR 20130054099 A KR20130054099 A KR 20130054099A KR 20140134377 A KR20140134377 A KR 20140134377A
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Abstract

An electronic device and a method for controlling the same are disclosed. According to an embodiment of the present invention, an electronic device can confirm whether a first application and other applications are updated without a process of searching whether the other applications are updated, through an operation of confirming update information for the first application when there is the update information for the first application.

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BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION 1. Field of the Invention [0001] The present invention relates to an electronic device,

BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION 1. Field of the Invention [0001] The present invention relates to an electronic apparatus and a control method of the electronic apparatus, and more particularly, to an electronic apparatus and an electronic apparatus control method for effectively providing notification information in the electronic apparatus.

As the hardware and software technologies related to various electronic apparatuses including mobile terminals have developed remarkably, electronic apparatuses can quickly provide various information to users.

The electronic device may perform data communication with at least one external device and receive at least one update information from the at least one external device. It is required to develop and provide an efficient user interface that allows the user to easily recognize the update information and allow the user to more easily access the update information

SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION An object of the present invention is to provide an electronic apparatus and an electronic apparatus that provide a user interface for more efficiently recognizing the plurality of update information when update information exists for each of a plurality of applications for a plurality of applications executable in the electronic apparatus, And to provide a control method of the apparatus.

An electronic device according to one aspect of the present invention includes: a touch screen displaying at least one icon corresponding to at least one application; And if an update information exists in at least one of the at least one application, displays an identifier for identifying that the update information exists in the corresponding icon, and receives a predetermined input for the first icon displayed with the identifier And a controller for displaying on the touch screen a list including at least one second icon corresponding to at least one other application in which the update information exists.

The electronic device may further include a wireless communication unit for communicating with at least one external device, and the identifier may include information for identifying the number of pieces of information to be updated through data communication with the at least one external device have.

Wherein the control unit executes an application corresponding to the first icon in response to the predetermined input and when receiving an input for a tab displayed on the execution screen of the application, Can be displayed.

The predetermined input may include a touch input for the identifier, and the control unit may display a list including the second icon in the vicinity of the point at which the touch input is received.

The control unit may display the second icon on the touch screen without executing an application corresponding to the first icon when receiving a predetermined input for the first icon.

A control method of an electronic device according to another aspect of the present invention includes the steps of: displaying at least one icon corresponding to at least one application on a touch screen; If an update information exists in at least one of the at least one application, displaying an identifier for identifying the update information in the corresponding icon; Displaying on the touch screen a list including at least one second icon corresponding to at least one other application in which the update information resides when receiving a predetermined input for a first icon displayed with the identifier; . ≪ / RTI >

According to an embodiment of the present invention, a plurality of update information received by an electronic device can be recognized and accessed more efficiently.

1 is a block diagram of an electronic apparatus according to an embodiment of the present invention.
2 is a flowchart of a method of controlling an electronic device according to an embodiment of the present invention.
FIG. 3 is a view for explaining an embodiment in steps S100 to S120 in FIG.
Fig. 4 is a view for explaining S130 in Fig. 2. Fig.
FIGS. 5A and 5B are views for explaining an embodiment according to S140.
6A and 6B are diagrams for explaining another example for indicating that update information exists.
7A to 7D are diagrams for illustrating another example for displaying update information and recognizing the update information.

The above objects, features and advantages of the present invention will become more apparent from the following detailed description taken in conjunction with the accompanying drawings. It is to be understood, however, that the invention is not limited to the disclosed embodiments, but, on the contrary, is intended to cover various modifications and similarities. Like reference numerals designate like elements throughout the specification. In the following description, well-known functions or constructions are not described in detail since they would obscure the invention in unnecessary detail. In addition, numerals (e.g., first, second, etc.) used in the description of the present invention are merely an identifier for distinguishing one component from another.

Hereinafter, a mobile terminal according to the present invention will be described in detail with reference to the drawings. The suffix "module" and "part" for components used in the following description are given or mixed in consideration of ease of specification, and do not have their own meaning or role.

The mobile terminal described in this specification may include a mobile phone, a smart phone, a laptop computer, a digital broadcasting terminal, a PDA (Personal Digital Assistants), a PMP (Portable Multimedia Player), and navigation.

However, it will be understood by those skilled in the art that the configuration according to the embodiments described herein may be applied to a fixed terminal such as a digital TV, a desktop computer, and the like, unless the configuration is applicable only to a mobile terminal.

1 is a block diagram of a mobile terminal according to an embodiment of the present invention.

The mobile terminal 100 includes a wireless communication unit 110, an audio / video input unit 120, a user input unit 130, a sensing unit 140, an output unit 150, a memory unit 160, An interface unit 170, a control unit 180, a power supply unit 190, and the like. The components shown in Fig. 1 are not essential, and a mobile terminal having more or fewer components may be implemented.

Hereinafter, the components will be described in order.

The wireless communication unit 110 may include one or more modules for enabling wireless communication between the mobile terminal 100 and the wireless communication system or between the mobile terminal 100 and the network in which the mobile terminal 100 is located. For example, the wireless communication unit 110 may include a broadcast receiving module 111, a mobile communication module 112, a wireless Internet module 113, a short range communication module 114, and a location information module 115 .

The broadcast receiving module 111 receives broadcast signals and / or broadcast-related information from an external broadcast management server through a broadcast channel.

The broadcast channel may include a satellite channel and a terrestrial channel. The broadcast management server may refer to a server for generating and transmitting broadcast signals and / or broadcast related information, or a server for receiving broadcast signals and / or broadcast related information generated by the broadcast management server and transmitting the generated broadcast signals and / or broadcast related information. The broadcast signal may include a TV broadcast signal, a radio broadcast signal, a data broadcast signal, and a broadcast signal in which a data broadcast signal is combined with a TV broadcast signal or a radio broadcast signal.

The broadcast-related information may refer to a broadcast channel, a broadcast program, or information related to a broadcast service provider. The broadcast-related information may also be provided through a mobile communication network. In this case, it may be received by the mobile communication module 112.

The broadcast-related information may exist in various forms. For example, an EPG (Electronic Program Guide) of a DMB (Digital Multimedia Broadcasting) or an ESG (Electronic Service Guide) of a DVBH (Digital Video BroadcastHandheld).

The broadcast receiving module 111 receives broadcast signals using various broadcasting systems. In particular, the broadcast receiving module 111 may be a digital multimedia broadcasting broadcasting (DMBT), a digital multimedia broadcasting satellite (DMBS), a media forward link only (MediaFLO), a digital video broadcasting ), And ISDBT (Integrated Services Digital Broadcast Terrestrial). Of course, the broadcast receiving module 111 may be adapted to other broadcasting systems that provide broadcast signals as well as the digital broadcasting system described above.

The broadcast signal and / or broadcast related information received through the broadcast receiving module 111 may be stored in the memory unit 160.

The mobile communication module 112 transmits and receives radio signals to at least one of a base station, an external terminal, and a server on a mobile communication network. The wireless signal may include various types of data depending on a voice call signal, a video call signal or a text / multimedia message transmission / reception.

The wireless Internet module 113 refers to a module for wireless Internet access, and the wireless Internet module 113 can be embedded in the mobile terminal 100 or externally. WLAN (WiFi), Wibro (Wireless broadband), Wimax (World Interoperability for Microwave Access), HSDPA (High Speed Downlink Packet Access) and the like can be used as wireless Internet technologies.

The short-range communication module 114 refers to a module for short-range communication. Bluetooth, radio frequency identification (RFID), infrared data association (IrDA), ultra wideband (UWB), ZigBee, and the like can be used as the short distance communication technology.

The location information module 115 is a module for confirming or obtaining the location of the mobile terminal. A typical example of the location information module is a GPS (Global Position System) module. According to the current technology, the GPS module 115 calculates information on a distance (distance) from three or more satellites to one point (entity), information on the time when the distance information is measured, , Three-dimensional position information according to latitude, longitude, and altitude of one point (individual) in one hour can be calculated. Further, a method of calculating position and time information using three satellites and correcting the error of the calculated position and time information using another satellite is also used. The GPS module 115 continues to calculate the current position in real time and uses it to calculate speed information.

Referring to FIG. 1, an A / V (Audio / Video) input unit 120 is for inputting an audio signal or a video signal, and may include a camera 121 and a microphone 122. The camera 121 processes image frames such as still images or moving images obtained by the image sensor in the video communication mode or the photographing mode. The processed image frame can be displayed on the display module 151. [

The image frame processed by the camera 121 may be stored in the memory unit 160 or may be transmitted to the outside through the wireless communication unit 110. [ The camera 121 may be equipped with two or more cameras according to the configuration of the terminal.

The microphone 122 receives an external sound signal through a microphone in a communication mode, a recording mode, a voice recognition mode, or the like, and processes it as electrical voice data. The processed voice data can be converted into a form that can be transmitted to the mobile communication base station through the mobile communication module 112 when the voice data is in the call mode, and output. Various noise reduction algorithms may be implemented in the microphone 122 to remove noise generated in receiving an external sound signal.

The user input unit 130 generates input data for a user to control the operation of the terminal. The user input unit 130 may include a key pad dome switch, a touch pad (static / static), a jog wheel, a jog switch, and the like.

The sensing unit 140 senses the current state of the mobile terminal 100 such as the open / close state of the mobile terminal 100, the position of the mobile terminal 100, the presence or absence of user contact, the orientation of the mobile terminal, And generates a sensing signal for controlling the operation of the mobile terminal 100. For example, when the mobile terminal 100 is in the form of a slide phone, it is possible to sense whether the slide phone is opened or closed. In addition, it may be responsible for a sensing function related to whether the power supply unit 190 is powered on, whether the interface unit 170 is connected to an external device, and the like. Meanwhile, the sensing unit 140 may include an orientation sensor 141 and / or a proximity sensor.

The output unit 150 is for generating output related to visual, auditory or tactile sense and includes a display module 151, an acoustic output module 152, an alarm unit 153, and a haptic module 154 .

The display module 151 displays and outputs information processed by the mobile terminal 100. For example, when the mobile terminal is in the call mode, a UI (User Interface) or a GUI (Graphic User Interface) associated with a call is displayed. When the mobile terminal 100 is in the video communication mode or the photographing mode, the photographed and / or received video or UI and GUI are displayed.

The display module 151 may be a liquid crystal display, a thin film transistor liquid crystal display, an organic light emitting diode, a flexible display, a 3D display And may include at least one.

Some of these displays may be transparent or light transmissive so that they can be seen through. This may be referred to as a transparent display. A typical example of the transparent display is a transparent LCD or the like. The rear structure of the display module 151 may also be of a light transmission type. With this structure, the user can see an object located behind the terminal body through the area occupied by the display module 151 of the terminal body.

There may be two or more display modules 151 according to the embodiment of the mobile terminal 100. For example, in the mobile terminal 100, a plurality of display portions may be spaced apart from one another, or may be disposed integrally with one another, and may be disposed on different surfaces, respectively.

In a case where the display module 151 and the sensor for sensing the touch operation (hereinafter, referred to as 'touch sensor') have a mutual layer structure (hereinafter referred to as 'touch screen' It can also be used as an input device. The touch sensor may have the form of, for example, a touch film, a touch sheet, a touch pad, or the like.

The touch sensor may be configured to convert a change in a pressure applied to a specific portion of the display module 151 or a capacitance generated in a specific portion of the display module 151 into an electrical input signal. The touch sensor can be configured to detect not only the position and area to be touched but also the pressure at the time of touch.

If there is a touch input to the touch sensor, the corresponding signal (s) is sent to the touch controller. The touch controller processes the signal (s) and transmits the corresponding data to the controller 180. Thus, the control unit 180 can know which area of the display module 151 is touched or the like.

Referring to FIG. 1, a proximity sensor may be disposed in an inner region of the mobile terminal or in the vicinity of the touch screen, which is enclosed by the touch screen. The proximity sensor refers to a sensor that detects the presence or absence of an object approaching a predetermined detection surface or a nearby object without mechanical contact using the force of an electromagnetic field or infrared rays. The proximity sensor has a longer life span than the contact sensor and its utilization is also high.

Examples of the proximity sensor include a transmission type photoelectric sensor, a direct reflection type photoelectric sensor, a mirror reflection type photoelectric sensor, a high frequency oscillation type proximity sensor, a capacitive proximity sensor, a magnetic proximity sensor, and an infrared proximity sensor.

And to detect the proximity of the pointer by the change of the electric field along the proximity of the pointer when the touch screen is electrostatic. In this case, the touch screen (touch sensor) may be classified as a proximity sensor.

Hereinafter, for convenience of explanation, the act of recognizing that the pointer is positioned on the touch screen while the pointer is not in contact with the touch screen is referred to as "proximity touch & The act of actually touching the pointer on the screen is called "contact touch. &Quot; The position where the pointer is proximately touched on the touch screen means a position where the pointer is vertically corresponding to the touch screen when the pointer is touched.

The proximity sensor detects a proximity touch and a proximity touch pattern (e.g., a proximity touch distance, a proximity touch direction, a proximity touch speed, a proximity touch time, a proximity touch position, a proximity touch movement state, and the like). Information corresponding to the detected proximity touch operation and the proximity touch pattern may be output on the touch screen.

The audio output module 152 may output audio data received from the wireless communication unit 110 or stored in the memory unit 160 in a call signal reception mode, a call mode or a recording mode, a voice recognition mode, a broadcast reception mode, The sound output module 152 outputs an acoustic signal related to a function (e.g., a call signal reception sound, a message reception sound, etc.) performed in the mobile terminal 100. The audio output module 152 may include a receiver, a speaker, a buzzer, and the like.

The alarm unit 153 outputs a signal for notifying the occurrence of an event of the mobile terminal 100. Examples of events that occur in the mobile terminal include call signal reception, message reception, key signal input, touch input, and the like. The alarm unit 153 may output a signal for notifying the occurrence of an event in a form other than the video signal or the audio signal, for example, vibration. The video signal or audio signal may also be output through the display module 151 or the audio output module 152.

The haptic module 154 generates various tactile effects that the user can feel. A typical example of the haptic effect generated by the haptic module 154 is vibration. The intensity and pattern of the vibration generated by the hit module 154 can be controlled. For example, different vibrations may be synthesized and output or sequentially output.

In addition to the vibration, the haptic module 154 may be configured to perform various functions such as an effect of stimulation by a pin arrangement vertically moving with respect to a contact skin surface, an effect of stimulation by air spraying force or suction force through a jet opening or a suction opening, A variety of tactile effects such as an effect of stimulation through contact of an electrode, an effect of stimulation by an electrostatic force, and an effect of reproducing a cold sensation using a heat absorbing or exothermic element can be generated.

The haptic module 154 can be implemented not only to transmit the tactile effect through the direct contact but also to feel the tactile effect through the muscles of the user's finger or arm. The haptic module 154 may include two or more haptic modules 154 according to the configuration of the portable terminal 100.

The memory unit 160 may store a program for the operation of the controller 180 and temporarily store input / output data (e.g., a phone book, a message, a still image, a moving picture, etc.). The memory unit 160 may store data related to vibration and sound of various patterns outputted when a touch is input on the touch screen.

The memory unit 160 may be a flash memory type, a hard disk type, a multimedia card micro type, a card type memory (for example, SD or XD memory) At least one of a random access memory (RAM), a static random access memory (SRAM), a read only memory (ROM), an electrically erasable programmable read-only memory (EEPROM), a programmable read- Lt; / RTI > type of storage medium. The mobile terminal 100 may operate in association with a web storage that performs a storage function of the memory unit 160 on the Internet.

The interface unit 170 serves as a path for communication with all external devices connected to the mobile terminal 100. The interface unit 170 receives data from an external device or receives power from the external device to transfer the data to each component in the mobile terminal 100 or to transmit data in the mobile terminal 100 to an external device. For example, a wired / wireless headset port, an external charger port, a wired / wireless data port, a memory card port, a port for connecting a device having an identification module, an audio I / O port, A video input / output (I / O) port, an earphone port, and the like may be included in the interface unit 170.

The identification module is a chip for storing various information for authenticating the use right of the mobile terminal 100 and includes a user identification module (UIM), a subscriber identity module (SIM), a general user authentication module A Universal Subscriber Identity Module (USIM), and the like. Devices with identification modules (hereinafter referred to as "identification devices") can be manufactured in a smart card format. Accordingly, the identification device can be connected to the terminal 100 through the port.

When the mobile terminal 100 is connected to an external cradle, the interface unit may be a path through which power from the cradle is supplied to the mobile terminal 100, or various command signals input by the user to the cradle may be transmitted It can be a passage to be transmitted to the terminal. The various command signals or the power source input from the cradle may be operated as a signal for recognizing that the mobile terminal is correctly mounted on the cradle.

The control unit 180 typically controls the overall operation of the mobile terminal. For example, voice communication, data communication, video communication, and the like. The control unit 180 may include a multimedia module 181 for multimedia playback. The multimedia module 181 may be implemented in the control unit 180 or may be implemented separately from the control unit 180. [

The controller 180 may perform a pattern recognition process for recognizing handwriting input or drawing input performed on the touch screen as characters and images, respectively.

The power supply unit 190 receives external power and internal power under the control of the controller 180 and supplies power necessary for operation of the respective components.

The various embodiments described herein may be embodied in a recording medium readable by a computer or similar device using, for example, software, hardware, or a combination thereof.

According to a hardware implementation, the embodiments described herein may be implemented as application specific integrated circuits (ASICs), digital signal processors (DSPs), digital signal processing devices (DSPDs), programmable logic devices (PLDs), field programmable gate arrays May be implemented using at least one of processors, controllers, microcontrollers, microprocessors, and electrical units for performing functions. In some cases such embodiments may be implemented using a controller 180 < / RTI >

According to a software implementation, embodiments such as procedures or functions may be implemented with separate software modules that perform at least one function or operation. The software code may be implemented by a software application written in a suitable programming language. Also, the software codes may be stored in the memory unit 160 and executed by the control unit 180. [

Hereinafter, embodiments of the present invention will be described.

In the present invention, the display unit 151 is assumed to be the touch screen 151 for convenience of explanation. As described above, the touch screen 151 can perform both the information display function and the information input function. However, it should be clearly understood that the present invention is not limited thereto. Also, the touch mentioned in this document can include both touch and proximity touch.

2 is a flowchart of a method of controlling an electronic device according to an embodiment of the present invention. The control method may be implemented under the control of the control unit 180 of the electronic device 100 illustrated in FIG.

Referring to FIG. 2, the controller 180 may display at least one icon corresponding to at least one application on the touch screen 151 (S100).

The at least one application may be an application stored internal to the electronic device 100. Also, the at least one application may be an application installed in the electronic device 100 downloaded from an external electronic device (including a server) capable of performing data communication with the electronic device 100.

At least one application executable on the electronic device may be updated. Accordingly, the controller 180 determines whether there is updater information for each of at least one application (S110). If update information exists, the controller 180 can inform the user of the electronic device that the updater information exists.

The method for informing the user of the existence of the update information may be various, and specific examples will be described below with reference to necessary drawings.

Meanwhile, the update information may include version information of the application. In this case, the information related to the update may be received through the external server.

The update information may indicate a result of data communication with an external device during execution of the application. For example, when the application is a message application, if a message is received from a recipient of a message, the update may be regarded as an occurrence for the message application.

That is, the update information described in the embodiment of the present invention may include at least one of software version up of an application, all events generated through data communication with an external electronic device, and events according to setting information previously stored in the electronic device One can be included. However, it is needless to say that the update described in the present invention is not limited to the above-described examples, and can be variously modified.

If there is a predetermined update for the at least one application, the controller 180 may display an identifier for identifying existence of update information on an icon corresponding to the application (S120).

For example, the control unit 180 may display the identifier so as to overlap with at least a part of the icon. In addition, the control unit 180 may display a popup window indicating that the update has occurred. In addition, when the update occurs during execution of a specific application, the control unit 180 may display a pop-up form and then control the pop-up display to disappear automatically after a predetermined time elapses.

Meanwhile, the control unit 180 may receive a predetermined input for the first icon displayed with the identifier (S130).

In response to the predetermined input, the control unit 180 may display on the touch screen 151 a list including at least one second icon corresponding to another application in which the update information exists (S140).

That is, when the user touches the update identifier displayed on the first icon to check for update information for one application, the user can also display the update information for another application in which the update information exists. Accordingly, by selecting one update identifier, all update information generated in the electronic device 100 can be confirmed.

On the other hand, the update identifier may disappear after the user confirms the update information.

FIG. 3 is a view for explaining an embodiment in steps S100 to S120 in FIG. Referring to FIG. 3, the control unit 180 may display an icon corresponding to at least one application executable in the electronic device 100 on the touch screen 151. FIG. The icon is an icon corresponding to a music, a gallery, an alarm, a clock, a calendar, a memo, a contact, and a messenger application.

For example, in the case of the calendar application, the identification screen may be displayed on the touch screen 151 to notify the user when the set time has arrived based on a predetermined schedule by the user. On the other hand, in the case of a messenger application, when receiving a message from the outside, an identification mark for notifying that the message is received can be displayed on the messenger application icon. On the other hand, in the case of a music application, when a musician registered by the user announces a new music, an update identifier (I) can be displayed on an icon corresponding to the music application.

Fig. 4 is a view for explaining S130 in Fig. 2. Fig.

When receiving the predetermined input for the update identifier I, the control unit 180 may display update information for the application other than the application on the touch screen 151. [

Referring to FIG. 4, when receiving an input for selecting the identifier (I) displayed on the music application icon, the control unit 180 may execute the music application. Meanwhile, if there is a predetermined update for the music application, the controller 180 may configure a user interface for confirming the update on the music application execution screen, You can also check for updates to other applications as well as updates to your applications.

FIGS. 5A and 5B are views for explaining an embodiment according to S140.

Referring again to FIG. 5A, the user interface for confirming the update may be a tap (tap) 10. 5B, when the user inputs a sliding input to the tap 10, the control unit 180 displays an icon 11, 12 corresponding to another application requiring update confirmation in addition to the update to the music application , 13, 14) may be displayed on the touch screen (151).

Accordingly, even when a specific application is being executed, it can be confirmed whether there is an update for another application besides the update information for the specific application.

Referring again to FIG. 5B, the icons included in the list 10 may be displayed on a specific page of the touch screen 151. FIG. For example, when the call icon 11, the contatcts icon 12 are displayed on one page, and the message 13 is displayed on the fifth page, in order to check the update presence or absence with respect to each icon, Should be confirmed. However, according to the embodiment of the present invention, it is possible to confirm in one list that the update has occurred for the call, contacts and message applications. In addition, it is possible to confirm whether or not an update is generated in another application, without ending the execution screen of the first application, through a predetermined touch input during the execution of the first application.

6A and 6B are diagrams for explaining another example for indicating that update information exists.

6A and 6B, when the controller 180 receives an input to drag the update identifier I displayed in the icon of the first application to the right, the controller 180 updates the update including the first application 31, The user can display the list 30 including the icons 32, 33, and 34 corresponding to at least one application requiring confirmation on the touch screen 151. On the other hand, the list 30 may include a scroll bar to scroll the plurality of icons in response to a scrolling operation.

7A to 7D are diagrams for illustrating another example for displaying update information and recognizing the update information. 7A to 7D illustrate a message application, and when the update information displayed on the touch screen 151 includes lower information, an example of displaying the lower information will be described.

Referring to FIG. 7A, the update information may be displayed with an update identifier (I) as an Arabic number for counting update information. For example, if there is 1 unacknowledged message received, the message icon A1 may display an update identifier (I) containing an Arabic numeric 1.

7B to 7D, when receiving an input for dragging the identifier I to the right, the controller 180 displays a layer including the contents of the body of the received message on the touch screen 151 can do.

On the other hand, the control unit 180 may display the entire message that is not displayed while the received message moves to the left.

On the other hand, the example of displaying the update information is not limited to the above-described examples and can be variously modified. For example, when receiving the touch input for the update identifier, the control unit 180 can collect and display other update information in the vicinity of the touch point.

The above-described method of controlling an electronic device according to the present invention can be provided by being recorded on a computer-readable recording medium as a program for execution on a computer.

The control method of the electronic device according to the present invention can be executed through software. When executed in software, the constituent means of the present invention are code segments that perform the necessary tasks. The program or code segments may be stored in a processor readable medium or transmitted by a computer data signal coupled with a carrier wave in a transmission medium or a communication network.

A computer-readable recording medium includes all kinds of recording apparatuses in which data that can be read by a computer system is stored. Examples of the computer-readable recording device include a ROM, a RAM, a CD-ROM, a DVD-ROM, a DVD-RAM, a magnetic tape, a floppy disk, a hard disk and an optical data storage device. The computer-readable recording medium may also be distributed to networked computer devices so that computer readable code can be stored and executed in a distributed manner.

It will be apparent to those skilled in the art that various modifications and variations can be made in the present invention without departing from the spirit or scope of the invention. The present invention is not limited to the drawings. In addition, the embodiments described in this document are not limited to be applied, but all or some of the embodiments may be selectively combined so that various modifications can be made.

100: Electronic device 151: Touch screen
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A touch screen displaying at least one icon corresponding to at least one application; And
Wherein if there is update information in at least one of the at least one application, displaying an identifier for identifying the update information in the corresponding icon, and receiving a predetermined input for the first icon displayed with the identifier A control unit for displaying on the touch screen a list including at least one second icon corresponding to at least one other application in which the update information exists;
.
The method according to claim 1,
And a wireless communication unit for communicating with at least one external device,
Wherein the identifier comprises:
And information for identifying the number of pieces of information to be updated through data communication with the at least one external device.
The method according to claim 1,
Wherein,
Displaying the list including the second icon when executing an application corresponding to the first icon in response to the predetermined input and receiving an input for a tab displayed on the execution screen of the application An electronic device characterized by.
The method according to claim 1,
Wherein the predetermined input comprises:
A touch input for the identifier,
Wherein,
And displays a list including the second icon in the vicinity of a point at which the touch input is received.
The method according to claim 1,
Wherein,
And displays a list including the second icon on the touch screen without executing an application corresponding to the first icon when receiving a predetermined input for the first icon.
Displaying on the touch screen at least one icon corresponding to at least one application;
If an update information exists in at least one of the at least one application, displaying an identifier for identifying the update information in the corresponding icon;
Displaying on the touch screen a list including at least one second icon corresponding to at least one other application in which the update information resides when receiving a predetermined input for a first icon displayed with the identifier;
And controlling the electronic device.
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