KR20150047914A - Method for providing launcher service, system and apparatus - Google Patents

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KR20150047914A
KR20150047914A KR1020130127980A KR20130127980A KR20150047914A KR 20150047914 A KR20150047914 A KR 20150047914A KR 1020130127980 A KR1020130127980 A KR 1020130127980A KR 20130127980 A KR20130127980 A KR 20130127980A KR 20150047914 A KR20150047914 A KR 20150047914A
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Abstract

The present invention relates to a method of providing a launcher service, a system and an apparatus for the same, and more particularly, to a method and system for providing a launcher service by using a launcher service, Or by expanding the category, the specific application frequently used by the user is provided to the service card, so that the application can be easily accessed without going through various steps. In addition, in the launcher service using a smart phone, operations such as a screen and interaction with various mobile services, a widget for convenience of life, and the like can be conveniently utilized through a service card.

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[0001] The present invention relates to a launcher service providing method,

The present invention relates to a method of providing a launcher service, a system and an apparatus therefor, and more particularly, to a method and system for providing a launcher service by using a launcher service, And a system and an apparatus for the launcher service providing method.

With the development of the mobile communication network and the development of the terminal specification, the mobile communication terminal has become a necessity of modern people and has evolved into a total entertainment device beyond the conventional category of simple communication apparatus or information providing apparatus.

In particular, as the evolution speed of portable terminals gradually increases, recent portable terminals include many various functions. In addition, various application programs, media files, and document files are increasing with the increase in the capacity of the external memory used in terminals.

Currently, Launcher programs are provided inside portable terminals so that users can easily access application programs, document files, and media files. The launcher program is a program for registering and executing an application program, a media file, a document file, and the like desired by the user in advance. The user uses each function (e.g., access to an Internet site, application program execution, etc.) (UI) (eg, shortcuts, etc.) for the corresponding function so as to reduce the amount of user input. That is, the launcher changes the desktop or menu display mode of the personal digital terminal and performs a function of changing an application application approach (e.g., execution by pen touch or button operation).

Therefore, the user can quickly execute the application program and easily open the media file or the document file.

However, since the existing launcher program requires users to perform an application in a passive manner and to perform a menu search and selection process several times while going through an upper menu and a lower menu in order to select a necessary function, There is a problem.

Korean Registered Patent No. 10-0764651 B1, October 01, 2007 Registered (name: method and apparatus for executing an application on a portable terminal)

It is an object of the present invention to solve the inconvenience that users have to go through various steps when moving an application to an upper or lower menu in a passive manner in such a conventional launcher service. In the launcher service application, it is possible to change the theme of the service card or extend the category according to the user's request. That is, the present invention sets a service card for a launcher service, displays information about a specific service card among service cards according to a touch signal input to the main screen, inputs an input for using an application corresponding to the service card The purpose is to provide the functionality of the associated application according to the signal.

According to an aspect of the present invention, there is provided a service device including a service communication unit for communicating with at least one terminal for transmitting / receiving data for a launcher service, and a signal for requesting an application list from the terminal for a launcher service Transmits the data of the application selected in the application list to the terminal, registers the application as a service card in response to a request to register the specific application as a service card, And a service control unit for controlling the application to provide a function for the application.

In addition, the service apparatus according to the present invention may further include a service storage unit for storing data of an application for a launcher service.

A terminal according to an embodiment of the present invention sets up at least one service card for a launcher service and a communication unit for communicating data for launcher service by communicating with a service device, And a control unit for displaying information on one service card and controlling the function of the application according to an input signal for using an application related to the service card.

In addition, the terminal according to the present invention may further include a storage unit for storing data of an application for launcher service.

In addition, in the terminal according to the present invention, the control unit receives the application list from the service device, selects at least one application from the application list, requests and receives data for the selected application, registers the application as a service card Displays information on a service card selected from the service cards according to a touch signal input to the main screen, and provides a function of an application related to the service card when a specific service card is selected.

The launcher service providing system according to an embodiment of the present invention receives an application list from a service device, selects at least one application from an application list, requests and receives data for the selected application, registers the application as a service card And displays information on a service card selected from the service cards according to a touch signal input to the main screen. When a specific service card is selected, a terminal providing a function of an application related to the service card, Receives a signal for requesting an application list from the application list, transmits data for the application selected in the application list to the terminal, Registered in the card, and characterized in that it includes a service unit that provides the ability for an application related to the service cards that at the request of the terminal.

A method for providing a launcher service according to an exemplary embodiment of the present invention includes the steps of setting at least one service card for a launcher service by a terminal, Displaying the information and providing the function of the application according to an input signal for the terminal to use the application related to the service card.

Further, in the launcher service providing method according to the present invention, the touch signal is a touch signal flicking to the left on the main screen.

According to another aspect of the present invention, there is provided a method for providing a launcher service, the method comprising the steps of: providing a setting screen for setting a service card; And setting a function for purchasing an application to be applied to the function or service card.

In the method of providing a launcher service according to the present invention, the step of providing the launcher service may include dividing the screen configuration of the service card into a favorite area and a recent contact area when the application to which the terminal is applied is a service providing a phone function And displaying each of the contact icons in the divided area of the terminal.

According to another aspect of the present invention, there is provided a method for providing a launcher service, the method comprising: confirming whether or not a terminal registers a phone book for each contact; And displaying the unregistered contacts in the phonebook with a character icon.

Further, in the method of providing a launcher service according to the present invention, the step of providing may further include changing the icon shape of the favorite area and the recent contact area constituting the screen of the service card according to the setting and displaying .

A method for providing a launcher service according to an exemplary embodiment of the present invention includes: receiving a list of applications from a service device; selecting at least one application from a list of applications; requesting data about a selected application A step of registering an application as a service card, a step of displaying information on a service card selected from the service cards according to a touch signal input by the terminal on the main screen, And a step in which the terminal provides a function of an application related to the service card.

A method for providing a launcher service according to an exemplary embodiment of the present invention includes the steps of receiving a signal for requesting an application list from at least one terminal for a launcher service by a service device, A step of registering a corresponding application as a service card in response to a request for registering a specific application as a service card, and a step in which the service apparatus performs a function for an application related to the service card corresponding to the request of the terminal The method comprising the steps of:

According to another aspect of the present invention, there is provided a method of operating a mobile communication terminal, the method comprising: setting at least one service card for a launcher service; displaying information about one service card among the service cards according to a touch signal input to the main screen And providing a function of the application according to an input signal for using an application related to the service card.

According to another aspect of the present invention, there is provided a method for providing a service, comprising: receiving an application list from a service device; selecting at least one application from an application list; requesting and receiving data for the selected application; A step of registering an application as a service card, a step of displaying information on a service card selected from the service cards according to a touch signal input on the main screen, and a step of displaying, when a specific service card is selected, The method comprising the steps of: providing a launcher service providing method according to the present invention; and providing the launcher service providing method.

As another means for solving the problem of the present invention, there is provided a method for providing a launcher service, comprising: receiving a signal for requesting an application list from at least one terminal for launcher service; transmitting data for an application selected in the application list to a terminal Registering the application as a service card according to a request for registering a specific application as a service card, and providing a function for an application related to the service card according to a request of the terminal There is provided a computer readable recording medium on which a program for executing a launcher service providing method is recorded.

According to the present invention, a specific application frequently used by a user is provided as a service card, and the application can be easily accessed without going through various steps.

In addition, in the launcher service using a smart phone, operations such as a screen and interaction with various mobile services, a widget for convenience of life, and the like can be conveniently utilized through a service card.

1 is a block diagram illustrating a configuration of a launcher service providing system according to an embodiment of the present invention.
2 is a block diagram showing the configuration of a terminal according to the present invention.
3 is a block diagram showing a configuration of a service apparatus according to the present invention.
4 is a diagram illustrating a platform configuration for providing a launcher service according to an embodiment of the present invention.
5 is a flowchart illustrating an operation method of a terminal for providing a launcher service according to an embodiment of the present invention.
6 is a flowchart illustrating an operation method of a service apparatus for providing a launcher service according to an embodiment of the present invention.
7 is a flowchart illustrating an operation method of a terminal according to another embodiment of the present invention.
8 to 11B are exemplary diagrams showing a screen configuration for providing a launcher service according to an embodiment of the present invention.

Hereinafter, preferred embodiments of the present invention will be described in detail with reference to the accompanying drawings. In the following description and the accompanying drawings, detailed description of well-known functions or constructions that may obscure the subject matter of the present invention will be omitted. It should be noted that the same constituent elements are denoted by the same reference numerals as possible throughout the drawings.

The terms and words used in the present specification and claims should not be construed to be limited to ordinary or dictionary meanings and the inventor is not limited to the concept of terminology for describing his or her invention in the best way. It should be interpreted as meaning and concept consistent with the technical idea of the present invention. Therefore, the embodiments described in the present specification and the configurations shown in the drawings are merely the most preferred embodiments of the present invention, and not all of the technical ideas of the present invention are described. Therefore, It is to be understood that equivalents and modifications are possible.

Hereinafter, a terminal according to an embodiment of the present invention will be described as a representative example of a mobile communication terminal capable of providing a launcher service by being connected to a communication network. However, the terminal is not limited to a mobile communication terminal but may include all information communication devices, A terminal, a fixed terminal, and an IP (Internet Protocol) terminal. Also, the terminal may be a mobile phone, a portable multimedia player (PMP), a mobile Internet device (MID), a smart phone, a desktop, a tablet PC, a notebook, And an information communication device, which can be advantageously used in a mobile terminal having various mobile communication specifications.

Hereinafter, a launcher service providing system 100 according to an embodiment of the present invention will be described.

1 is a diagram illustrating a configuration of a launcher service providing system according to an embodiment of the present invention.

Referring to FIG. 1, a launcher service providing system 100 according to the present invention includes a terminal 10, a service device 20, and a communication network 30.

A processor mounted on the terminal 10 or the service device 20 according to the present invention can process program instructions for executing the method according to the present invention. In one implementation, the processor may be a single-threaded processor, and in other embodiments, the processor may be a multi-threaded processor. Further, the processor is capable of processing instructions stored on a memory or storage device.

The communication network 30 performs a series of data transmission and reception operations for data transmission and information exchange between the terminal 10 and the service apparatus 20. [ In particular, the communication network 30 may use various types of communication networks and may be, for example, a wireless LAN (WLAN), a Wi-Fi, a Wibro, a WiMAX, HSDPA, and High Speed Downlink Packet Access) or a wireless communication method such as Ethernet, xDSL (ADSL, VDSL), Hybrid Fiber Coax (HFC), Fiber to the Curb (FTTC) A wired communication method can be used. The communication network 30 is not limited to the above-described communication system, but may include any other widely known or later-developed communication systems as well as the communication systems described above.

The terminal 10 is connected to the service device 20 through the communication network 30 and transmits / receives all data for the launcher service. In particular, the terminal 10 according to the present invention Receives the application list from the service device 20, and selects a specific application from the application list. Then, the terminal 10 requests and receives data on the selected application from the service device 20, and registers the application as a service card for the launcher service.

The terminal 10 displays information on a service card selected from the service cards according to a touch signal input on the main screen. When a specific service card is selected, the terminal 10 provides a function of an application corresponding to the service card.

In addition, the terminal 10 according to another embodiment of the present invention provides a launcher service without interworking with the service device 20 according to an internal processor. In particular, the terminal 10 according to the present invention sets up a service card for a launcher service. The terminal 10 displays information on a specific service card among the service cards according to the touch signal input on the main screen. Then, the terminal 10 provides the function of the application according to the input signal for using the application corresponding to the service card.

The service device 20 is connected to the terminal 10 through the communication network 30 and transmits / receives all data for the launcher service. In particular, the service device 20 according to the present invention receives a signal for requesting an application list from the terminal 10 for a launcher service. Then, the service apparatus 20 transmits data on the application selected in the application list to the terminal 10. [

The service device 20 registers the application as a service card in response to a request to register a specific application as a service card. Thereafter, the service device 20 provides a function for an application corresponding to the service card corresponding to the request of the terminal 10. [

Accordingly, the present invention has an effect that a specific application frequently used by a user is provided as a service card, so that the user can easily access the application without going through various steps. In addition, in the launcher service using a smart phone, operations such as a screen and interaction with various mobile services, a widget for convenience of life, and the like can be conveniently utilized through a service card.

The process of providing the launcher service of the terminal 10 according to the embodiment of the present invention will be described in more detail with reference to FIG. 2 to FIG. 11B.

2 is a block diagram showing the configuration of a terminal according to the present invention.

Referring to FIG. 2, a terminal 10 according to the present invention includes a control unit 11, an input unit 12, a display unit 13, a storage unit 14, and a communication unit 15. Here, the control unit 11 includes a launcher service provision module 11a, and the storage unit 14 includes an application 14a.

The input unit 12 receives various information such as numbers and character information and transmits various signals to the control unit 11 in connection with setting various functions and controlling functions of the terminal 10. The input unit 12 may include at least one of a keypad and a touchpad that generates an input signal according to a user's touch or operation. At this time, the input unit 12 may be configured in the form of a touch panel (or a touch screen) together with the display unit 13 to simultaneously perform input and display functions. The input unit 12 may be any type of input device that can be developed in addition to an input device such as a keyboard, a keypad, a mouse, a joystick, and the like. In particular, the input unit 12 according to the present invention senses a signal for setting a launcher service, a signal for executing a launcher service, and all signals generated during launcher service provision, and transmits the signal to the controller 11.

The display unit 13 displays information on a series of operation states, operation results, and the like that occur while the functions of the terminal 10 are performed. In addition, the display unit 13 can display menus of the terminal 10 and user data input by the user. The display unit 13 may be a liquid crystal display (LCD), a thin film transistor LCD (TFT-LCD), a light emitting diode (LED), an organic light emitting diode (OLED) LEDs, active matrix organic light emitting diodes (AMOLED), active matrix OLEDs, retina displays, flexible displays, and three-dimensional displays. In this case, when the display unit 13 is configured as a touch screen, the display unit 13 may perform some or all of the functions of the input unit 12. [ In particular, the display unit 13 according to the present invention outputs a service card screen for a launcher service, an execution screen for an application provided through a service card, and the like.

The storage unit 14 is a device for storing data, and includes a main storage device and an auxiliary storage device, and stores an application program required for functional operation of the terminal 10. [ The storage unit 14 may include a program area and a data area. Here, when the terminal 10 activates each function in response to a request from the user, the terminal 10 executes the corresponding application programs under the control of the controller 11 to provide each function. In particular, the storage unit 14 according to the present invention stores an operating system for booting the terminal 10, a program for providing a launcher service, and a program for setting a service card. In addition, the storage unit 14 stores data for the application 14a for providing the launcher service.

The audio processing unit 15 transmits the audio signal input from the speaker SPK or the microphone MIC to the control unit 11 for reproducing and outputting the audio signal. The audio processor 15 converts an analog audio signal input through a microphone into a digital format and transmits the audio signal to the controller 11. The audio processing unit 15 may convert the digital audio signal output from the control unit 11 into an analog signal and output it through a speaker. In particular, the audio processing unit 15 according to the present invention outputs an effect sound or an execution sound according to the execution of an application provided through the launcher service.

The communication unit 16 performs a function of transmitting and receiving data through the communication network 30 with the service apparatus 20. [ Here, the communication unit 16 includes RF transmitting means for up-converting and amplifying the frequency of the transmitted signal, RF receiving means for low-noise amplifying the received signal and down-converting the frequency. The communication unit 16 may include at least one of a wireless communication module (not shown) and a wired communication module (not shown). When the terminal 10 uses wireless communication, the wireless communication module uses any one of a wireless network communication module, a wireless LAN communication module, and a wireless fan communication module to transmit / receive data according to a wireless communication method. Data can be transmitted and received to the service apparatus 20. [ The wired communication module is for transmitting / receiving data by wire. The wired communication module can connect to the communication network 30 via a wired line and transmit / receive data to / from the service device 20. [ That is, the terminal 10 is connected to the communication network 30 using a wireless communication module or a wired communication module, and can exchange data with the service device 20 through the communication network 30. In particular, the communication unit 16 according to the present invention communicates with the service device 20 to transmit / receive data for the launcher service.

The control unit 11 may be an operating system (OS) and a process unit for driving each configuration. In particular, the control unit 11 according to the present invention sets a service card for launcher service. At this time, the controller 11 may use the launcher service providing module 11a. Here, the control unit 11 provides a setting screen for setting a service card, and sets a function for registering, deleting, and editing a service card or a function for purchasing an application to be applied to the service card through the setting screen.

The control unit 11 displays information on a specific service card according to a touch signal input on the main screen. Here, the touch signal may be a touch signal flicking to the left on the main screen.

For example, the control unit 11 provides an application function in accordance with an input signal for executing an application related to the service card. At this time, when the application to be applied to the service card is an application that provides a phone function, the control unit 11 divides the screen configuration of the service card into a favorite area and a recent contact area. Then, the control unit 11 displays each contact icon in the divided area, and confirms whether or not the phone book is registered for each contact. Thereafter, the control unit 11 displays the contacts registered in the phonebook as a picture icon according to the result of the phonebook check, and displays the contacts not registered in the phonebook as a character icon. Further, the control unit 11 can change the icon shape of the favorite area and the recent contact area constituting the screen of the service card according to the setting and display it.

In addition, when the application to be applied to the service card is an application that provides a wallet function, the control unit 11 controls the application including information such as a number of point cards, membership cards, discount coupons, credit cards, It is provided through launcher service.

If the application to be applied to the service card is an application for providing weather information, the control unit 11 may provide an application including information such as weather by region, day / week / monthly weather, world weather, weather by time, It is provided through launcher service.

Meanwhile, the control unit 11 according to another embodiment of the present invention provides a launcher service through interworking with the service apparatus 20. [ That is, the control unit 11 receives the application list from the service device 20. [ Then, the control unit 11 selects a specific application from the application list. Then, the control unit 11 requests the service apparatus 20 to receive data for the selected application and receives the data.

The control unit 11 registers the application as a service card. The control unit 11 displays information on service cards registered as service cards in accordance with a touch signal input on the main screen. When a specific service card is selected, the control unit 11 provides a function of an application related to the service card.

3 is a block diagram showing a configuration of a service apparatus according to the present invention.

Referring to FIG. 3, the service apparatus 20 according to the present invention includes a service control unit 21, a service storage unit 22, and a service communication unit 23. Here, the service control unit 21 includes a launcher service provision module 21a, and the service storage unit 22 includes an application 22a.

The service communication unit 23 transmits and receives data for the launcher service to and from the terminal 10 through the communication network 30.

The service storage unit 22 stores all the programs according to the execution of the functions of the service apparatus 20. [ In particular, the service storage unit 22 according to the present invention stores data for a program providing the launcher service and the application 22a.

The service control unit 21 may be an operating system and a process unit for driving each configuration. In particular, the service control unit 21 according to the present invention drives the launcher service providing module 21a for the launcher service and receives a signal requesting the application list from the terminal 10. [ Then, the service control unit 21 transmits the application list to the terminal 10. Then, the service control unit 21 transmits data on the application selected by the terminal 10 to the terminal 10. [

The service control unit 21 registers the application as a service card in response to a request to register a specific application as a service card. The service control unit 21 provides a function for an application related to the service card corresponding to the request of the terminal 10. [

In addition, the service device 20 configured as described above may be implemented as one or more servers operating in a server-based computing-based manner or in a cloud-based manner. In particular, application data for launcher service provision can be provided through a cloud computing function that can be permanently stored in a cloud computing device on the Internet. Here, cloud computing utilizes Internet technology in digital terminals such as desktops, tablet computers, laptops, netbooks and smart phones to provide virtualized IT (Information Technology) resources such as hardware (server, storage, (Database, security, web server, etc.), service, data, etc. on demand.

On the other hand, a memory mounted on the terminal 10 or the service apparatus 20 stores information in the apparatus. In one implementation, the memory is a computer-readable medium. In one implementation, the memory may be a volatile memory unit, and in other embodiments, the memory may be a non-volatile memory unit. In one implementation, the storage device is a computer-readable medium. In various different implementations, the storage device may comprise, for example, a hard disk device, an optical disk device, or any other mass storage device.

Although the present specification and drawings describe exemplary device configurations, the functional operations and subject matter implementations described herein may be embodied in other types of digital electronic circuitry, or alternatively, of the structures disclosed herein and their structural equivalents May be embodied in computer software, firmware, or hardware, including, or in combination with, one or more of the foregoing. Implementations of the subject matter described herein may be embodied in one or more computer program products, i. E. One for computer program instructions encoded on a program storage medium of the type for < RTI ID = 0.0 & And can be implemented as a module as described above. The computer-readable medium can be a machine-readable storage device, a machine-readable storage substrate, a memory device, a composition of matter that affects the machine readable propagation type signal, or a combination of one or more of the foregoing.

4 is a diagram illustrating a platform configuration for providing a launcher service according to an embodiment of the present invention.

Referring to FIG. 4, a platform for providing a launcher service according to the present invention comprises a launcher core 46 and a plurality of frameworks. Here, the launcher core includes a UI framework, and a plurality of frameworks may include a card framework 41, a widget framework 42, a theme framework 43, a shopping framework 44, and the like .

Among them, the theme framework 43 provides functions for decorating a smart card such as a theme, an icon, and a wallpaper change. In addition, the widget framework 42 provides functions such as a clock, a calendar, and a task killer, which are basic services of the terminal 10. The shopping framework also provides functions related to a new theme, widget offering, or exhibition.

5 is a flowchart illustrating an operation method of a terminal for providing a launcher service according to an embodiment of the present invention.

5, a terminal 10 providing a launcher service in cooperation with a service device 20 according to the present invention requests an application list from the service device 20 in step S11, List is received. In step S13, the terminal 10 selects a specific application from the application list. Then, the terminal 10 requests the service device 20 for the data of the application selected in step S15.

The terminal 10 checks in step S17 whether data for the application is received. When data for the application is received, the terminal 10 registers the application as a service card in step S19. On the other hand, if data for the application is not received, the terminal 10 requests the data for the application again.

In step S21, the terminal 10 determines whether a touch signal is input to the main screen. If a touch signal is input to the main screen, the terminal 10 displays information on the service cards according to the touch signal in step S23. In step S25, the terminal 10 determines whether a selection signal for a specific service card is sensed.

If a specific service card is selected, the terminal 10 provides the function of the application corresponding to the service card in step S27.

On the other hand, if a specific service card is not selected, the terminal 10 continues to output information on a plurality of service cards according to a user touch signal.

6 is a flowchart illustrating an operation method of a service apparatus for providing a launcher service according to an embodiment of the present invention.

Referring to FIG. 6, a service apparatus 20 providing a launcher service in cooperation with a terminal 10 according to the present invention receives a signal for requesting an application list from the terminal 10 for a launcher service in step S31. Then, the service device 20 transmits the application list to the terminal 10 in step S33. Thereafter, the service device 20 receives a signal for requesting data for a specific application selected from the application list, and transmits data for the application selected by the terminal 10 to the terminal 10 (S35 to S37).

In step S39, the service device 20 confirms whether the service card registration is requested from the terminal 10. [ When the registration of the service card is requested, the service device 20 registers the application as a service card in response to a request to register the specific application as a service card in step S41. In step S43, the service device 20 provides a function for the application corresponding to the service card in response to the request of the terminal 10. [

FIG. 7 is a flowchart illustrating a method of operating a terminal according to another embodiment of the present invention, and FIGS. 8 to 11B illustrate exemplary screen configurations for providing a launcher service according to an embodiment of the present invention.

Referring to FIG. 7, the terminal 10 according to another embodiment of the present invention sets a service card for launcher service in step S51. Here, the terminal 10 provides a setting screen for setting a service card, and sets a function for registering, deleting, and editing a service card or a function for purchasing an application to be applied to the service card through the setting screen. For example, as shown in FIG. 8, the terminal 10 distinguishes between a service card 801 and a user page 803 for providing a launcher service. The reference location is a page on which a home screen is displayed do. The terminal 10 provides information on the service card 801 or the user page 803 according to a touch signal input on the home screen.

In step S53, the terminal 10 determines whether a touch signal is detected on the main screen. In step S55, the terminal 10 displays information on the specific service card according to the touch signal. Here, the touch signal may be a touch signal flicking to the left on the main screen.

The terminal 10 confirms whether a specific service card is selected in step S57. If a specific service card is selected, the terminal 10 provides the function of the application according to an input signal for using the application corresponding to the service card in step S59. On the other hand, if a specific service card is not selected, the terminal 10 controls and displays information on a plurality of service cards in accordance with a touch signal of the user.

For example, as shown in FIG. 9, when the application applied to the service card according to the present invention is an application providing a phone function, the terminal 10 displays the screen configuration of the service card in the favorite area 901, And a recent contact area 903. Then, the terminal 10 displays the respective contact icons in the divided areas 901 and 903, and confirms whether or not the phone book is registered for each contact. Thereafter, the terminal 10 displays a contact icon registered in the phone book 905 according to the result of the phone book check, and a contact icon 907 indicating the contact not registered in the phone book. At this time, the terminal 10 can change the icon shapes of the favorite area 901 and the recent contact area 907 constituting the screen of the service card according to the setting and display them in various configurations.

When the icon for the specific contact is selected from the icons displayed in the recent contact area 907, the terminal 10 outputs information about the connection means such as the call or the character 909 so that the contact can be contacted. In addition, the terminal 10 conveniently provides the most recent call history in the call, character record, and frequently used contacts conveniently in icon form.

In particular, the terminal 10 can retrieve a contact in the order of name or phone number in default in the favorite area 901, and can drag and drop from a recent contact, a Long Press signal , And the number of contacts provided in the favorite area 901 can be specified and provided as a plurality of contacts. On the other hand, the terminal 10 displays a preset number of contacts that have recently been contacted in the recent contact area 903, and deletion and addition functions can be applied through the editing function.

10, when the application to be applied to the service card according to the present invention is an application that provides a wallet function, the terminal 10 may include a plurality of point cards, a membership card, a discount coupon, a credit card, And an application including information such as a check card is provided through the launcher service. Here, the terminal 10 provides functions such as integrated point management, membership and coupon, payment settlement, gift certificate addition and so on. In particular, the terminal 10 provides functions such as membership card issuance, storage and point accumulation, use and history inquiry, and downloads information on various discount coupons and gift cones. In addition, the terminal 10 provides functions such as a gift certificate, a micropayment for a mobile phone, a mobile credit card, and the like, and provides functions such as point integration management and credit card usage history auto inquiry. At this time, the terminal 10 is a wallet function provided as a service card, and can provide information such as a barcode screen and a card serial number.

11A and 11B, when the application to be applied to the service card according to the present invention is an application for providing weather information, the terminal 10 may store weather data for each region, day / week / month, , Temperature, humidity, precipitation, wind direction, wind velocity, air pressure, and the like through a launcher service. In particular, the terminal 10 provides information such as current weather, seasonal weather, detailed weather by region, and provides a function of sharing the acquired information with other terminals through a social network service (SNS) .

Implementations of the various techniques described herein may be implemented in digital electronic circuitry, or in computer hardware, firmware, software, or combinations thereof. Implementations may be implemented in a computer program product, such as an information carrier, e.g., a machine readable storage device, such as a computer readable storage medium, for example, for processing by a data processing apparatus, Apparatus (computer readable medium) or as a computer program tangibly embodied in a propagation signal. A computer program, such as the computer program (s) described above, may be written in any form of programming language, including compiled or interpreted languages, and may be stored as a stand-alone program or in a module, component, subroutine, As other suitable units for use in the present invention. A computer program may be deployed to be processed on one computer or multiple computers at one site or distributed across multiple sites and interconnected by a communications network.

The method steps may be performed by one or more programmable processors executing a computer program to perform functions by operating on input data and generating an output. The method steps may also be performed by special purpose logic circuitry, e.g., a field programmable gate array (FPGA) or an application-specific integrated circuit (ASIC), and the devices may be implemented as such.

Processors suitable for processing a computer program include, by way of example, both general purpose and special purpose microprocessors, and any one or more processors of any kind of digital computer. Generally, a processor will receive instructions and data from a read-only memory or a random access memory or both. The elements of a computer may include at least one processor for executing instructions and one or more memory devices for storing instructions and data. Generally, a computer may include one or more mass storage devices for storing data, such as magnetic, magneto-optical disks, or optical disks, or may receive data from them, transmit data to them, . ≪ / RTI > Information carriers suitable for embodying computer program instructions and data include, for example, semiconductor memory devices, for example, magnetic media such as hard disks, floppy disks and magnetic tape, compact disk read only memory A magneto-optical medium such as a floppy disk, an optical disk such as a DVD (Digital Video Disk), a ROM (Read Only Memory), a RAM , Random Access Memory), a flash memory, an EPROM (Erasable Programmable ROM), an EEPROM (Electrically Erasable Programmable ROM), and the like. The processor and memory may be supplemented or included by special purpose logic circuitry.

While the specification contains a number of specific implementation details, it should be understood that they are not to be construed as limitations on the scope of any invention or claim, but rather on the description of features that may be specific to a particular embodiment of a particular invention Should be understood. Certain features described herein in the context of separate embodiments may be implemented in combination in a single embodiment. Conversely, various features described in the context of a single embodiment may also be implemented in multiple embodiments, either individually or in any suitable subcombination. Further, although the features may operate in a particular combination and may be initially described as so claimed, one or more features from the claimed combination may in some cases be excluded from the combination, Or a variant of a subcombination.

Likewise, although the operations are depicted in the drawings in a particular order, it should be understood that such operations must be performed in that particular order or sequential order shown to achieve the desired result, or that all illustrated operations should be performed. In certain cases, multitasking and parallel processing may be advantageous. Also, the separation of the various system components of the above-described embodiments should not be understood as requiring such separation in all embodiments, and the described program components and systems will generally be integrated together into a single software product or packaged into multiple software products It should be understood.

It should be noted that the embodiments of the present invention disclosed in the present specification and drawings are only illustrative of specific examples for the purpose of understanding and are not intended to limit the scope of the present invention. It will be apparent to those skilled in the art that other modifications based on the technical idea of the present invention are possible in addition to the embodiments disclosed herein.

The present invention provides a service card application for changing the theme of a service card or expanding a category according to a user's request in applying a function of an application installed in a smart phone as a launcher service. That is, the present invention sets a service card for a launcher service, displays information about a specific service card in the service card according to a touch signal input to the main screen, and displays an input signal for using an application corresponding to the service card And provides the functions of the corresponding application. Accordingly, the present invention has an effect that a specific application frequently used by a user is provided as a service card, so that the user can easily access the application without going through various steps. In addition, in the launcher service using a smart phone, operations such as a screen and interaction with various mobile services, a widget for convenience of life, and the like can be conveniently utilized through a service card. This is not only a possibility of commercialization or sales, but also a possibility of being industrially applicable since it is practically possible to carry out clearly.

10: terminal 20: service device 30: communication network
11: control unit 12: input unit 13:
14: storage unit 15: audio processing unit 16:
21: service control unit 22: service storage unit 23: service communication unit
11a, 21a: launcher service providing module 14a, 22a: application
100: Launcher service providing system

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  1. A service communication unit for communicating with at least one terminal to transmit and receive data for a launcher service; And
    Receives a signal for requesting an application list from the terminal for the launcher service, transmits data for an application selected in the application list to the terminal, and transmits the application to the terminal in response to a request to register the application as a service card A service controller for registering the service card as a service card and providing a function for an application related to the service card according to a request of the terminal;
    Wherein the service device comprises:
  2. The method according to claim 1,
    A service storage unit for storing data of an application for the launcher service;
    Further comprising:
  3. A communication unit for communicating with the service device and transmitting / receiving data for the launcher service; And
    A display unit for displaying at least one service card for the launcher service, information about one service card among the service cards according to a touch signal input to the main screen, an input signal for using an application related to the service card A control unit for controlling the application to provide the function of the application in accordance with the application;
    And a second terminal.
  4. The method of claim 3,
    A storage unit for storing data of an application for the launcher service;
    Further comprising:
  5. 4. The apparatus of claim 3, wherein the control unit
    Receiving a list of applications from the service device, selecting at least one application from the application list, requesting and receiving data for the selected application, registering the application as a service card, Displays information on a service card selected from the service cards according to the selected service card, and provides a function of an application related to the selected service card when the selected service card is selected.
  6. Receiving a list of applications from the service device, selecting at least one application from the application list, requesting and receiving data for the selected application, registering the application as a service card, A terminal for displaying information on a service card selected from the service cards and providing a function of an application related to the service card when the service card is selected; And
    Receives a signal for requesting an application list from the terminal for the launcher service, transmits data for an application selected in the application list to the terminal, and transmits the application to the terminal in response to a request to register the application as a service card A service device for registering with a service card and providing a function for an application related to the service card according to a request of the terminal;
    The launcher service providing system comprising:
  7. The terminal establishing at least one service card for the launcher service;
    Displaying information on one service card among the service cards according to a touch signal input on the main screen of the terminal; And
    Providing a function of the application according to an input signal for the terminal to use an application related to the service card;
    The method of claim 1,
  8. 8. The method of claim 7,
    Wherein the touch signal is a touch signal flicking to the left on the main screen.
  9. 8. The method of claim 7, wherein the setting comprises:
    The terminal providing a setting screen for setting the service card; And
    Setting at least one function among registration, deletion, and editing of a service card or a function for purchasing an application to be applied to a service card through the setting screen of the terminal;
    The method of claim 1,
  10. 8. The method of claim 7, wherein providing
    Dividing a screen configuration of the service card into a favorite area and a recent contact area when the application to which the terminal is applied is a phone application; And
    The terminal displaying each contact icon in the divided area;
    The method of claim 1,
  11. 11. The method of claim 10, wherein providing
    Confirming whether or not the terminal registers a phone book for each contact; And
    Displaying the contacts registered in the phonebook with a photo icon according to the confirmation result of the terminal, and displaying the contacts not registered in the phonebook with a character icon;
    The method of claim 1, further comprising:
  12. 8. The method of claim 7, wherein providing
    Changing and displaying an icon shape of a favorite area and a recent contact area constituting a screen of the service card according to a setting;
    The method of claim 1, further comprising:
  13. The terminal receiving an application list from the service device;
    The terminal selecting at least one application from the application list;
    Requesting and receiving data for the selected application by the terminal;
    Registering the application as a service card by the terminal;
    Displaying information on a service card selected from the service cards according to a touch signal input from the terminal to the main screen; And
    When a specific service card is selected, the terminal provides a function of an application related to the service card;
    The method of claim 1,
  14. The service device receiving a signal for requesting an application list from at least one terminal for a launcher service;
    Transmitting, by the service device, data on an application selected in the application list to the terminal;
    Registering the application as a service card according to a request for registering the application as a service card; And
    Providing a function for an application related to a service card corresponding to the service card at the request of the terminal;
    The method of claim 1,
  15. Setting at least one service card for a launcher service;
    Displaying information on one of the service cards according to a touch signal input to the main screen; And
    Providing a function of the application according to an input signal for using an application related to the service card;
    And a program for executing the launcher service providing method.
  16. Receiving an application list from a service device;
    Selecting at least one application from the application list;
    Requesting and receiving data for the selected application;
    Registering the application as a service card;
    Displaying information on a service card selected from the service cards according to a touch signal input to the main screen; And
    When a specific service card is selected, providing a function of an application related to the service card;
    And a program for executing the launcher service providing method.
  17. Receiving a signal for requesting an application list from at least one terminal for a launcher service;
    Transmitting data for an application selected from the application list to the terminal;
    Registering the application as a service card in response to a request to register the application as a service card; And
    Providing a function for an application related to a service card according to a request of the terminal;
    And a program for executing the launcher service providing method.
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