WO2012033242A1 - Mobile terminal and application provision method thereof - Google Patents

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WO2012033242A1
WO2012033242A1 PCT/KR2010/006102 KR2010006102W WO2012033242A1 WO 2012033242 A1 WO2012033242 A1 WO 2012033242A1 KR 2010006102 W KR2010006102 W KR 2010006102W WO 2012033242 A1 WO2012033242 A1 WO 2012033242A1
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    • H04M1/00Substation equipment, e.g. for use by subscribers; Analogous equipment at exchanges
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Abstract

The present invention relates to a mobile terminal and an application provision method thereof. According to the present invention, a variety of information on how to use specific applications is provided, and an appropriate application is recommended by considering the environment in which a mobile terminal is used, which make it possible to efficiently use various applications on the mobile terminal.

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Application providing method of a mobile terminal and the mobile terminal

The present invention relates to an application providing method of a mobile terminal and a mobile terminal for providing an application.

The mobile terminal for example, are equipped with a wide variety of e-mail applications, electronic games, music player, a schedule management, and application of a television broadcast viewing for. In particular, and such applications are associated with smart phones (smart phone) it has appeared in a wide variety of applications on the type and function.

Recently, the application associated with smartphones are being used in almost all areas. Smartphone application, simply touch can get information such as maps, search, traffic, community, banking, education, games, and movies right away.

Regular user of the mobile terminals, in the case where a complete understanding of the present method and used for the applications that are installed in the mobile terminal is very rare. In this way, the mobile terminal users, it is common to use only application that he knows the existence and how to use it.

In addition, the user of the mobile terminal will not be able to even select for all the applications they do not know.

Therefore, a situation that requires appropriate guide information on the possible application in the mobile terminal, to recommend appropriate application that can be applied to the user of the mobile terminal needs to increase the utilization of the application on the mobile terminal.

An object of the present invention is to provide an application providing method of a mobile terminal and a mobile terminal for providing an application.

Is not object of the present invention are limited to the technical problems referred to above, are not mentioned another technical problem will be clearly understood to those of ordinary skill in the art of the present invention from the following description It will be.

A mobile terminal according to one aspect of the invention for solving the above problems, the memory; Output unit; And automatically acquired by the at least one information related to the usage of the specific application installed in the memory through the Web (web) search, and the predetermined when an event occurs, the obtained at least one of the information at least one of said output parts of a control unit which provides through.

Mobile terminal according to another aspect of the invention, the output section; Memory for storing a program to recommend the application; And a control unit for applications and recommend a particular application, taking into account at least one characteristic of the user, and provides at least one of the at least one information related to the use of the recommended application the user is using.

Also application service method of a mobile terminal according to another aspect of the present invention includes the steps of automatically obtaining the at least one information related to the usage of a particular application installed on the memory via the web (web) search; And if the predetermined event occurs, and includes the step of providing an output from at least one of the at least one information with the obtained.

Application providing method of a mobile terminal according to another aspect of the invention includes the steps of: executing a program to recommend the application; The step of considering the application, at least one of the community and the characteristic of the user of the user that the user use a specific application like to the user; And providing an output from at least one of the at least one information related to the use of the recommended application.

Specific details of other embodiments are included in the following description and drawings.

According to the application providing method of a mobile terminal and a mobile terminal according to one embodiment of the present invention, it has the following advantages.

According to the present invention, it is possible to efficiently use the application on the mobile terminal.

According to the present invention, in consideration of the user of the mobile environment it can be efficiently guided to the access to a wide variety of applications.

According to the present invention, the mobile terminal user can be efficiently guided to the desired application.

1 is a block diagram of a mobile terminal related to an embodiment of the present invention (block diagram).

2 is a conceptual diagram for explaining a proximity depth of the proximity sensor.

Figure 3 is a view illustrating a possible storage configuration in a memory of the mobile terminal shown in FIG.

Figure 4 is a flowchart of an application providing method of a mobile terminal according to one embodiment of the present invention.

5 to 7 are views for explaining an example of providing information relating to the use of the specific application via the application service method of a mobile terminal according to one embodiment of the present invention.

8 to 12 are views for explaining another embodiment for providing information relating to the use of the specific application via the application service method of a mobile terminal according to one embodiment of the present invention.

13 to 14 are views for explaining an embodiment for providing the update information of the specific application via the application service method of a mobile terminal according to one embodiment of the present invention.

15 is a flowchart of an application providing method of a mobile terminal according to another embodiment of the present invention.

16 to 17 are views for explaining an embodiment in which like specific application through the process shown in Fig.

18 are views for explaining an embodiment in which the screen is provided like the target application through the process shown in Figure 15 categories.

19 is a view for explaining an embodiment in which the categorization Suggested target application shown in Fig.

20 to 21 is a view for explaining an example of providing information relating to the use of the recommended application shown in Fig.

The objects, features and advantages of the invention will become more apparent from the following description in connection with the accompanying drawings. Reference to the accompanying drawings will be described in detail preferred embodiments of the present invention. The same reference numerals throughout the specification denote like elements. In the case where a detailed description of known functions and configurations related to the present invention that are determined to unnecessarily obscure the subject matter of the present invention, a detailed description thereof will be omitted.

1 is a block diagram of a mobile terminal related to an embodiment of the present invention (block diagram).

Mobile terminal 100 may include a wireless communication unit 110, a user input unit 120, a sensing unit 130, an output unit 140, memory 150, user interface unit 160 and control unit 170 have. It is also not come on the component shown in Figure 1 are essential, and may be a mobile terminal having a less than or greater than the component has a number of components implemented.

Or less, and then looks at with respect to the component.

Wireless communication unit 110 may include one or more modules to enable wireless communication between the mobile terminal 100 and a wireless communication system or between the mobile terminal 100 and mobile terminal 100 is located in the network. For example, the wireless communication unit 110 may include a mobile communication module 111, a wireless Internet module 112 and local communication module 113.

A mobile communication module 111 transmits and receives the radio signal and at least one of a base station, an external terminal, a server on a mobile communication network. The radio signal can include a voice call signal, various types of data according to a video call, call signal or text / multimedia message transmission and reception.

A wireless Internet module 112 to refer to a module for wireless Internet connection, a wireless Internet module 112 may be built in or external to the mobile terminal 100. The wireless Internet technology can include WLAN (Wireless LAN) (Wi-Fi), Wibro (Wireless broadband), Wimax (World Interoperability for Microwave Access), (High Speed ​​Downlink Packet Access) HSDPA can be used.

Short-range communication module 113 refers to a module for local area communication. Short-range Bluetooth (Bluetooth), RFID (Radio Frequency Identification), infrared data association (IrDA, infrared Data Association), UWB (Ultra Wideband) in communication technology, ZigBee, etc. may be used.

A user input unit 120 generates input data for controlling the operation of the user terminal. A user input unit 120 may be composed of a keypad (key pad), dome switches (dome switch), a touch pad (static pressure / electrostatic), a jog wheel, a jog switch.

Sensing unit 130 senses the current state of the mobile terminal the mobile terminal 100, such as 100 open or closed, the position of the mobile terminal 100, and user contact presence, orientation of the mobile terminal, acceleration / deceleration of the mobile terminal of the to generate a sensing signal for controlling the operation of a mobile terminal 100. For example, it may be the mobile terminal 100 senses the opening whether or not the slide phone when the slide phone type. It may also be responsible for sensing functions related to whether the external device coupled to whether the power supply of the power supply 180, a user interface unit 160. On the other hand, the sensing unit 130 may include a proximity sensor.

Output unit 140 is for generating an output related to visual, auditory or tactile sense, and thus the display unit 141, a sound output module 142, alarm unit 143 and a haptic module 144 can include such as have.

Display section 141 displays and outputs information processed in the mobile terminal 100. For example, if the mobile terminal 100 is in communication mode, and displays a UI (User Interface) or GUI (Graphic User Interface) related to the call. If the mobile terminal 100 is in a video call mode or a photographing mode, and displays the photographed and / or received images or UI, GUI.

Display unit 141 is a liquid crystal display (liquid crystal display), a thin film transistor liquid crystal display (thin film transistor-liquid crystal display), OLED (organic light-emitting diode), a flexible display (flexible display), 3-D display ( It may include at least one of 3D display).

Some of these displays can be of a transparent type or a light transmission type so that through it to see outside. This can be called a transparent display la, a typical example of the transparent display may include a transparent LCD. The rear structure of the display unit 141 may also be configured as a light-transmitting structure. With this structure, the user can see an object located behind the terminal body through the area where the display unit 141 of the terminal body occupies.

The display unit 141 according to the implementation of the mobile terminal 100 may be two or more. For example, the mobile terminal 100, may be arranged integrally with or separated from the plurality of the display unit one surface, it may also be arranged on different surfaces.

When forming the display unit 141 and touch a mutual layer structure for detecting a motion sensor (hereinafter referred to as 'touch sensor'), the display unit 141 (hereinafter, abbreviated as 'touch screen') is an output device in addition, it may also be used as an input device. A touch sensor, for example, may have the form of a touch film, a touch sheet, a touch pad.

A touch sensor may be configured to convert changes in the electrostatic capacitance generated in the specific portion of the display unit 141 or the pressure display section 141 is applied to a specific part of an electrical input signal. Touch sensor as well as a touched position and the area, it can be configured to detect even pressure during the touch.

If a touch input to the touch sensor, signal (s) corresponding thereto is sent to a touch controller. Touch controller transmits the following data corresponding to one process the signal (s) to the controller 170. Thus, the controller 170 is able to find out whether such a certain region of the display unit 141 touched.

Is also close to the inner area or the touch screen of the mobile is wrapped by the touch screen, the terminal is a proximity sensor may be disposed, with reference to Fig. The proximity sensor refers to a sensor for detecting the presence or absence of an object present in the object, or the vicinity to approach a predetermined detection plane of using the power of the electromagnetic field or infrared rays without a mechanical contact. In addition, the proximity sensor is higher than the utilization of long service life that the tactile sensor.

Examples of the proximity sensor may include a transmission type photoelectric sensor, a direct reflective type photoelectric sensor, a mirror reflective type photoelectric sensor, a high frequency oscillation type proximity sensor, a capacitance type proximity sensor, a magnetic proximity sensor, an infrared proximity sensor.

When the touchscreen includes the electrostatic expression, it is configured to detect the proximity of the pointer to a change in electric field according to the proximity of the pointer. In this case, the touchscreen (touch sensor) may be classified as a proximity sensor.

Hereinafter, for convenience of description, the touch are close-up, without the screen image, the pointer is not in contact with the referred as the pointer is the touch act that is also position recognition on the screen "proximity touch (proximity touch)", the touch an act that the pointer is actually in contact with the screen is referred to as "contact touch (contact touch)". The term is a proximity-touch position with the pointer on the touch screen refers to a position at which the pointer when the pointer is proximity-touch corresponding to the perpendicular to the touch screen.

The proximity sensor, to sense the proximity-touch and proximity touch patterns (e.g., proximity touch distance, proximity touch direction, proximity touch speed, proximity touch time, proximity touch position, proximity touch moving state, etc.). Information corresponding to the sensed proximity touch action and proximity touch patterns may be output onto the touch screen.

The sound output module 142 receives the call signaling, call mode or a recording mode, a voice recognition mode, broadcast reception mode, etc. received from the wireless communication unit 110 or may output audio data stored in the memory unit 150. The sound output module 142 outputs the sound signal associated with the function (e.g., call signal incoming sound, a message incoming sound) performed in the mobile terminal 100. The audio output module 142 may include a receiver, such as (Receiver), speaker (speaker), a buzzer (Buzzer). Also, the audio output module 142 may output sounds through an earphone jack. The user can listen to the sounds output by connecting an earphone to the earphone jack.

The alarm unit 143 outputs a signal for announcing an event occurrence of the mobile terminal 100. Examples of events generated in the mobile terminal 100 may include call signal reception, message reception, key signal input, touch input. The alarm unit 143 may output a signal to inform the other forms, such as events generated by vibration in addition to video or audio signal. Video signals and audio signals can be output through the display unit 141 or the audio output module 142.

The haptic module (haptic module) (144) generates a variety of tactile effects which a user can feel. A typical example of the tactile effect of the haptic module 144 may generate a vibration. Intensity and pattern of vibration to the haptic module 144 is generated and the like can be controlled. For example, it may be synthesized with each other to output a vibration or other output sequentially.

The haptic module 144 is vibration in addition to, the through blowing force or suction force of air through the effect, the injection Laguna inlet by the stimulation by the pin arrangement for the vertical motion stimulus rubbing the effect, the surface of the skin due to irritation to the contact skin surface of effect, it is possible to generate various tactile effects, such as effects due to the cold sense reproduction using an effect, heat absorption or heat generation element as possible by stimulation with effect, the electrostatic force due to stimulation via the contact electrode (eletrode).

The haptic module 144 may be implemented not only can deliver the tactile effect through direct contact, in order to feel a tactile effect through a muscle sensation such as fingers or arm of the user. The haptic module 144 may have more than one can be provided according to configuration aspects of the mobile terminal 100.

Memory unit 150 may store a program for operations of the control unit 170 may temporarily store the data that is input / output (for example, phone book, messages, still images, video, etc.). Memory unit 150 may store data about vibrations and sounds in various patterns that are output when a touch input on the touch screen.

Memory 150 is a flash type of memory (flash memory type), (such as for example, SD or XD memory), a hard disk type (hard disk type), a multimedia card micro type (multimedia card micro type), a card type memory, RAM (Random Access memory, RAM), SRAM (Static Random Access memory), ROM (Read-Only memory, ROM), EEPROM (Electrically Erasable Programmable Read-Only memory), PROM (Programmable Read-Only memory) A magnetic memory, a magnetic It may comprise a disk, the optical disk of at least one type of storage medium. Mobile terminal 100 may be associated with a web storage (web storage) that performs the storage function of the memory 150 on the Internet (internet) operates.

The user interface unit 160 serves as an entrance with all external devices connected to the mobile terminal 100. The user interface unit 160 to receive or transmit data from the external device when supplied with power delivered to each of the components inside the mobile terminal 100 or inside the mobile terminal 100, the data is transmitted to an external device. For example, wired / wireless headset ports, external charger ports, wired / wireless data port, a memory card (memory card) port, a port for identifying the module is connected to the provided apparatus, the audio I / O (Input / Output) port, video I / O (Input / Output) and the like ports, earphone ports may be included in the user interface section 160.

Identification module is a chip storing various information for authenticating a use authority of the mobile terminal 100, the user authentication module (User Identify Module, UIM), a subscriber identity module (Subscriber Identify Module, SIM), a universal user identity module ( It may include a Universal Subscriber Identity Module, USIM). The device identification module (hereinafter referred to as 'identification device') are provided, may be manufactured as a smart card (smart card) format. Therefore, the identification device can be coupled to the mobile terminal 100 via a port.

The interface unit the mobile terminal 100 is outside the cradle (cradle) and a power from the cradle or a passage for supplying the mobile terminal 100 when it is connected, by a user and various command signals inputted from the cradle, the mobile terminal It may be delivered to the passage. Various command signals or the power input from the cradle may be operated as signals for recognizing that the mobile terminal is properly mounted on the cradle.

Controller 170 typically controls the overall operations of the mobile terminal 100. For example, performs control and processing related to speech call, data communication, video call and the like. Control unit 170 may include a multimedia module 171 for multimedia playback. The multimedia module 171 may be implemented in the control unit 170 may be implemented separately from the controller 170.

The controller 170 may perform a pattern recognition process capable of recognizing handwriting input or a picture drawing input performed on the touchscreen as characters and images, respectively.

Power supply 180 supplies power necessary for the operation of each component is received by an external power source, the internal power supply under the control of the controller 170.

The various embodiments described herein are, for example, by using the software, hardware or a combination thereof can be implemented in a computer-readable recording medium or similar device.

According to hardware implementation, the embodiments described herein are ASICs (application specific integrated circuits), DSPs (digital signal processors), DSPDs (digital signal processing devices), PLDs (programmable logic devices), FPGAs (field programmable gate arrays, processor (processors), controllers (controllers), may be implemented using a microcontroller (micro-controllers), microprocessors (microprocessors), at least one of the electrical units for performing a function. such an embodiment, in some cases are It may be implemented by the controller 170.

According to software implementation, embodiments such as procedures or functions may be implemented together with separate software modules that perform at least one function or operation. The software codes can be implemented by a software application written in an appropriate programming language. In addition, the software code may be executed by and stored in the memory unit 150, a control unit 170.

2 is a conceptual diagram for explaining a proximity depth of the proximity sensor.

When proximity to said touch screen, pointer, such as a user's finger as shown in Fig. 2, and the said proximity sensor disposed in the inside or near the touch screen outputs a proximity signal by detecting this.

The proximity sensor may be configured to output a different proximity signal according to a (hereinafter referred to as "proximity depth") distance between the pointer and the touch screen is touch the close-up.

Is called-up signal is detected, the distance a distance to be output when the pointer approaches the touch screen, simply when comparing the proximity signals output from respective proximity sensors by using the detection distance different proximity sensor into a plurality the neighboring you can know the depth.

Figure 2, for example a proximity sensor capable of sensing three proximity depths are illustrated in cross section of a touch screen arrangement. Less than three or more than three proximity sensors to sense the proximity depths are possible as a matter of course.

Looking specifically, when the pointer is fully contacted on the touch screen (d 0) there is recognized as contact touch. When the pointer is spaced a distance d 1 below the touch screen, the position is recognized as a proximity touch of a first proximity depth. When the pointer is spaced apart less than the distance d 1 d 2 distance on the touch screen, the position is recognized as a proximity touch of a second proximity depth. When the pointer is spaced a distance d 2 is less than the distance d 3 above the touch screen, the position is recognized as a proximity touch of a third proximity depth. And if the pointer is spaced a distance d 3 above the touch screen, the position is recognized as a proximity touch is released.

Accordingly, the controller 170 may recognize the proximity touch as various input signals according to the proximity distance and proximity position of the pointer on the touch screen, and can perform various operation controls according to the various input signals.

Mobile terminal 100 is initiated by the technical features of the present invention, or configured to include some of the components of the mobile terminal 100 may include components that are not included in the mobile terminal 100.

Figure 3 is a view illustrating a possible storage configuration in a memory of the mobile terminal shown in FIG.

3, the memory unit 150 is a specific application program (151, hereinafter referred to as "particular application"), a specific application description information 152, a specific application-related content 153, a specific application-related link information ( 154), and it may include at least one or more of the recommended a particular application program 155. [

A program designed to specific application (151) a user to perform a specific function in the mobile terminal (100), the application stores takes to download that provides for a fee or free of charge from the Apps Marketplace (market) in the mobile terminal (100) It can be.

In addition, the application is a concept including a web application (web application), without being downloaded to the particular application 151, the mobile terminal 100, it is also possible to use the application on the Internet.

Particular application description information 152 is a program manual (manual) produced by the developer of the particular application, or obtained through the Web (web) search, when the mobile terminal 100 is installed for the particular application, with It may be obtained.

The specific application described information 152 may be text information, or video information. The text information can be provided with information about the video. Also, the description information may be provided by a developer to develop the particular application.

However, the description information may include the information produced by the user (customer) as well as the developer of the application, using the application directly. For example, the video information may be related to review party with the particular application, may include information related to evaluation after using the aepeulrikeyisyeonreul.

Further, when the specific application is being updated, and information related to the additional use according to the updated version may be obtained with the time the application update.

A specific application-related content 153 is, but not identical to the specific application and can include content related to functionally similar applications and their use.

In addition, the preferences of the users who download the specific application may include content related to higher application and its use.

The content related to the specific application, can also include the video information associated with a third party using a review (review) for a similar application to the particular application and functional.

Also, there are people who have installed the particular application may include information relating to the information and use it for other applications relating to the installation with the specific application.

After the content is associated with the specific application is the specific application installed in the memory 150 of the mobile terminal 100, it may be obtained automatically through the web (web) search.

A specific application-related link information 154 refers to the link information of the Internet site that is serving a particular application the content 153 (e.g., Internet addresses, and so on). The link information may be a link to information on the Web (web) application, including the specific application-relevant content (153).

The link information may be obtained automatically through the web (web) search of the applications used.

Program 155 that like a particular application is a program that can be like the specific application to a user according to a predetermined criteria. By executing the program, considering your application you are using, the user community, the characteristics of the users, etc. can recommend specific applications to users.

Figure 4 is a flowchart of an application providing method of a mobile terminal according to one embodiment of the present invention.

4, the control unit 170 of the mobile terminal 100, may be provided at least one specific application to a memory (150) (S110).

The specific application installed in the memory 150, or an application pre-installed during manufacture of the mobile terminal 100 includes the downloaded application from the outside.

On the other hand, control unit 170 may obtain information related to the usage of the specific application installed in the memory (150) (S120).

Control unit 170, the information related to the usage can be obtained automatically through the web (web) search. That is, information related to the usage can be obtained automatically through the web (web) search while using, the application may be obtained together when the specific application installed in the memory 150 of the mobile terminal 100 have.

Information obtained through the web (web) search may include link information to an Internet site providing content related to the program description information, content, related to the specific application and the specific application for the specific application.

And the specific application installed in the memory 150 of the mobile terminal 100, in the information addition condition stored on the memory 150 associated with the use of the particular application, the information about the use to execute the specific application- for be described below to provide a.

Controller 170 of the mobile terminal 100, and determines whether the particular application is first executed (S130).

When the particular application is executed first (S130: YES), control unit 170, prior to execution of the application can display the information relating to the use of the particular application to the output (140) (S150).

If it is not the specific application that is executed first (S130: NO), control unit 170 determines whether or not to execute the specific application in accordance with the occurrence of a predetermined event.

The event may be, an event for selecting receives provided information related to its use prior to running the specific application. The event may be, the event triggering event or the particular application that requests delivery of information related to the usage.

Applications in the recent mobile terminal 100 may be unable to recognize the functions and types vary with the full use of the application at a time. Accordingly, the control unit 170 of the mobile terminal 100 according to one embodiment of the present invention, when the case where the application is performed for the first time, and provides information relating to the usage of the application, regardless of the presence of the event, and after that, it allows, depending on the occurrence of the event to select whether or not to execute the application, or provide information relating to the usage.

It is also possible to the user and in accordance with the control of the case become familiar with the use of the particular application, mobile terminal 100 includes a control unit 170, executes the specific application without the event.

Hereinafter, the description of the embodiments of the present invention. In the present invention, it is assumed the display unit 141 as a touch screen for convenience of description. As described above, the touch screen can perform both an information display function and an information input function. However, it puts out clearly that not the present invention is not limited thereto. In addition, the touch, referred to in this document, may include both contact touch and proximity touch.

Figures 5 to 7 is an example of a screen configuration that provides information relating to the use of the specific application via the application service method of a mobile terminal according to one embodiment of the present invention.

5, the control unit 170 of the mobile terminal 100, the display unit to the memories 150, icons or graphical objects representing the plurality of applications that are installed on (11_1, 11_2, 11_3, 11_a, 11_b) It can be displayed on the 141. the

In addition, the mobile terminal 100 includes a touch having a GUI (10) - and a sensitive display. The display surface is transparent to allow various graphical objects (e.g., widgets) to be displayed to the user.

In one embodiment, the GUI (10) may be divided into multiple sections or windows. For example, one region 15 of GUI (10) are the applications that are frequently used by the user of icons representing (for example, video, weather, games, music, etc.) (hereinafter, the icon includes stop by graphic objects s represents a and the tray (tray) (11) containing, described as a concept) (11_1, 11_2, 11_3), which, in infrequently used applications by the user (e.g., address book, browser, etc.) icons (11_a may include a tray 12 containing, 11_b).

Further, the other region 17 of the GUI (10), the icon that can be selected such that on the icon indicative of the application display is updated in real time the condition of the application may be provided.

The user contacts the display surface by using the stylus (not shown), a finger or two or more fingers having a GUI (10), can interact with the mobile terminal 100.

For example, an application that the user, corresponding to frequent the icon representing the application using the display from the location of one of the (11_1, 11_2, 11_3) surface and the contact (integrated touch), the controller 170 is in the the contact icon you can enable the information relating to the usage of the program.

Also, for example, when the user was in contact with the position of the icon, the time to break the contact (e.g., tapping gesture), control unit 170 can enable the information relating to the use of the application program corresponding to the icon have.

Also, for example, if a user, close to the icon (proximity-touch), the controller 170 may control such that they enable the above-described function.

When hit by the interaction of the above-described mobile terminal 100 and the user, of the application icon shown in Figure 5, screen (11_1, 11_2, 11_3, 11_a, 11_b) at least one (11_1) is selected, controller 170 it is possible to provide the screen of FIG. 6 or 7.

If the selected application icon (11_1) that is first performed on the mobile terminal 100, the controller 170 may provide a screen in Fig.

Further, unless the selected application icon (11_1) that is first performed on the mobile terminal 100, the controller 170 may provide a screen of Fig.

6, the case of executing the specific application on the mobile terminal 100 for the first time, the controller 170 may provide information associated with its use on the screen prior to the execution, and the specific application.

Control unit 170, at least one of video information 21 and the text information 22 as the above described information can be provided on the screen.

Here, the video information 21, a text information 22 is not limited to information relating to the use of the particular application, it may include information related to the usage of the mobile terminal 100 itself.

For example, provide a display for providing information related to the usage such as a mobile terminal if a buy 100 for the first time, the mobile terminal 100 when on-power (on), also the control unit 170 is 6, can do.

Whether to 7, unless the application functions corresponding to the application icon (11_1) (see FIG. 5) selected by the user is executed for the first time, control unit 170 provides the information related to the usage, the It can provide a window (30) to choose whether to run the selected application.

Even if the user is using a given application, more than once, there is a case that can not be applied to fully understand the function. In this case, the control unit 170 to the display by the window 30, can continue to use information related to the application use.

In addition, it is possible to set so that the window (30), depending on the settings is visible.

8 to 12, via an application service method of a mobile terminal according to one embodiment of the present invention are other examples of the screen configuration that provides information relating to the use of the particular application.

8, the mobile terminal 100, an icon for providing information related to the icon 210 and the use of the application for the execution of the application (220 to 240) under the control of the controller (170) GUI ( It can be provided to 200).

On the other hand, the GUI (200) may include icons representing different applications like the application to be described later.

Further, although not shown in Figure 8, the GUI (200) may include a plurality of sections or windows as shown in Fig.

For example, the GUI (200) is like an application to a user according to the second tray and the predetermined criteria, including the icon that represents the information associated with the first tray, use of the application including the icons related to the execution of the application the may include a third tray containing icons representing another application.

In the following, with reference to Figure 9 to 12 will be described embodiments for providing information relating to the use of the specific application on the screen of the mobile terminal 100.

In Figure 8 the screen, when receiving a touch input to designate selection of the icon 220 representing the program description information for a particular application, the control unit 170, in response to the touch input is provided to the screen of FIG. 6 can do.

Here, the display unit 141 can receive the touch input. The display unit 141 may be a sensor (a touch sensor) for detecting the display unit 141 and the touch operation is a touch screen forming a cross-layer structure as described above.

Referring to the screen shown in Figure 6, the control unit 170, to display the video information 21 and the text information 22, at least the display of one or more portions 141 of describing a program for the particular application have.

On the other hand, in the screen of Figure 8, when receiving a touch input to designate selection of icon 230 representing content associated with the particular application, the controller 170, to provide a screen of Figure 9 in response to the touch input have.

9, the content related to the specific application may be a third party's review (review), video (231) using the specific application.

Control unit 170, it is possible to display a video player (231_1) in the first position of the display unit 141.

Further, the control unit 170, the second of the video player, at least, an icon representing the one or more user reviews the video information can be played through (231_1) (231_2), the display unit 141 a (hereinafter referred to as "first icon" referred to) You may display the location.

Upon receipt of the touch input for selecting any one of said first icon (231_2), the control unit 170, icons representing the user reviews the video information selected by the touch input (231_3) (hereinafter referred to as "the second icon" it is possible to play the video corresponding to the box) through a video player (231_1).

The touch input may be a drag-and-drop (drag & drop). For example, the control unit 170, the second icon (231_3) is detected when the movement to the first position, it is possible to reproduce the user reviews the video information corresponding to the second icon (231_3).

That is, the control unit 170, the second icon (231_3) that is present in the second position, it is possible to detect the contact point is in contact with the touch sensor of the display section 141.

Further, the control unit 170, when the contact point is detected from moving to the first position from the second position, and said second icon (231_3), a display to move to the first position, the second icon ( 231_3), the first can be displayed in the first position. At the same time it is possible to reproduce the video information corresponding to the second icon (231_3).

In addition, when receiving a touch input to touch one region of the second position, the controller 170 may move the position of the second icon in response to touch input received. For example, if the touch input, if the operation to be dragged in the vertical direction by a finger of a user, control unit 170, it is possible to move the second icon according to the direction of the drag operation.

Further, the control unit 170 may be a third region of the display unit 141 displays text information related to the use of the particular application.

How the controller 170 displays information related to the usage of the specific application to a specific area of ​​the display unit 141 may be performed is not limited to the example described above, it is further variously modified.

10, the control unit 170 can be displayed on the display unit 141 of portable terminal 100 in the content according to a similar application 232 to the particular application and functional.

Content (232_1) according to the similar applications, it may be similar to the application itself, may be a content related to the use of similar applications.

The displaying content of the application is similar to the screen of the mobile terminal 100 may refer to the description of FIG.

Referring to FIG. 11, information related to the use of the specific applications, content, people who users activity present in the contact list (contact list) (233) on community related information to assess the specific application (233_1) or , may be a content (233_1), the contents of like applications similar to the particular application.

The content may include video, image, at least one of voice and text information.

In the Figure 11 screen, the control unit 170, the image of the image related to the people present on the contact list, the display with the information related to the usage of the specific application that is created by the people present on the contact list part ( 141) can be displayed to.

Referring to FIG. 12, information relating to the usage of the particular application may be a link information to an Internet site providing content related to the usage of the particular application. 9 to the information relating to the use of the specific application described with reference to Figure 11 may be provided through a predetermined Internet site.

For example, the control unit 170, a third party review (review) video 231, information 233 is disclosed relating to the particular application and functionally similar to the application and its usage relating to the use of the particular application the link and the link information in the internet site may be displayed on the display unit 141.

Further, the control unit 170, the information by the people present on the contact list that forms the user and the community (233_2) of the particular application and the link with the website link information disclosed to the information related to its use these can be displayed on the display unit 141.

13 to 14 is an example of a screen configuration of a mobile terminal related to the display of the update information of the specific application via the application service method of a mobile terminal according to one embodiment of the present invention.

Controller 170 of the mobile terminal 100, the automatic update of the specific application through the Web (web) search. Further, the control unit 170 may display information related to the update to the display unit 141.

Again, with reference to Figure 5, the control unit 170, according to the touch input to designate selection of icon 17 is associated with the updated display to receiving, as shown in Figure 13 to Figure 14 related to the updating of a particular application information can be displayed to reflect on the icon itself.

13, the control unit 170, a web (web) it is possible to display information (51, 52) associated with the update of a specific application through a search on the icon (10_1) that indicates the particular application.

Control unit 170, the update time information 51, it is possible to display the summary information 52 in the update information from the application on the icon (10_1) that indicates the particular application.

14, the control unit 170, according to the touch input to designate selection of icons (10_1) that indicates the particular application to the inbox, rather than a summary 52 of the update information of the specific application, the specific update the information comprises information (51_1) can be displayed on the display unit 141.

15 is a flowchart of an application providing method of a mobile terminal according to another embodiment of the present invention.

15, the control unit 170 of the mobile terminal 100, first, it is possible to execute another application program like a predetermined application (S210).

In like as the specific application which the program is executed (S220), control unit 170, it is possible to recommend to consider the following points.

Controller 180, a user may like (S230) the specific application, taking into account the requirements related to the application that is currently active. That is, installed in the memory 150 of the mobile terminal 100, it is possible to recommend an application and an application functionally similar to the user to use (S235).

For example, if the user is a messenger "MSN" Messenger is currently in use, the controller 170 may recommend Skype, ICQ, SIP, Google, Twitter, Yahoo, other types of messenger applications such as AIM.

Further, the control unit 170, in consideration of user's characteristics (S240) may be like the specific application. That is, the controller 170 may be like the screen, considering the user's personal profile and applications, using a pattern category of recommended target application (S250).

In addition, the controller 170, in consideration of the user community, the people included in the contact list can recommend the preferred application (S260).

A personal profile of the user, and may include a user's sex (Gender), age (Age). That is, the control unit 170, a user of the same age by age can be used primarily for applications like. Sex is also the same. For example, location information (GPS) related to the application of the mobile terminal 100 can be used as very useful to children or women.

Application usage patterns of the users, the user and mainly the type of application that uses (the user's application preferences, interests, etc.), the main zone of using the application, the type of the community group to be formed by using a predetermined application, belong to the community It can include the interest of the people.

Figures 16 to 17 is an example of the screen configuration of the mobile terminal with respect to another embodiment of the application providing method of a mobile terminal.

16, the control unit 170 may also provide a screen 16 by executing a program to a specific application like.

As shown in Figure 16, it can be executed considering the characteristics of the user, or 61, in consideration of a user's applications using pattern 62, the application wizard 250, which may be like the specific application.

In the screen 16, when receiving a touch input to designate selection of a user attribute icon 61, a control unit 170, it is possible to provide the screen of FIG.

17, the screen of Figure 17 is the indicator area 71, a title area 72, an area for inputting a gender (72), to choose the area 73 and the user's character for inputting the age It includes a region (71).

The character the user may be variously classified. For example, pet lovers (Pet Lover), TV Mania (Couch Poatato), film enthusiasts (Movie Buff), Gourmet (Foodie), a workaholic (Workout Junkie), Shopaholics (Shopaholic), parents (Parent), students (Student) can be provided for items such as character selection.

Control unit 170, and may provide items that the classification with a predetermined image as a drag touch input in the horizontal direction received by the area that can be selected for the user's character 71, the screen by changing the above item It can be provided on.

Figure 18 is an example of a structure mobile terminal screen that provides the screen the recommended target application categories, Figure 19 is a table showing an example of categorization of the recommended target application.

18 If to 19, control unit 170, the type of, for example, four categories of (75_1, 75_2, 75_3, 75_4) as a drag touch input in the horizontal direction received from category area 75 It may provide 75.

The categories are not limited to the above example, it can be broken down further variety of categories.

20 to 21 is an example of a screen configuration of a mobile terminal for providing information related to the use of the recommended application.

When 20 to 21, the screen of the mobile terminal 100 is information about the the like applications that are displayed, which can be used to install the recommended applications in the memory 150 of the mobile terminal 100 'Install' It can include a region 81.

Further, representing the recommended application icon area 82, wherein the recommended area for providing a video related to the usage of the application 53, a text information area for providing a program explanation information of the recommended applications (84, 91) it can be further included.

On the other hand, information relating to the use of the recommended application, may include a screen shot (screen shot) that is representative for the recommended applications in addition to the moving image as shown in Fig.

Further, like the above, and it may include a region (85, 92) for displaying the comments of other users are using the application, comment the other user may be changed at a predetermined cycle.

Application providing method of a mobile terminal and a mobile terminal according to the present invention described above, can be provided by recording on a recording medium readable by a computer program for executing on a computer.

Application providing method of a mobile terminal and a mobile terminal according to the present invention, may be implemented through software. When implemented in software, the configuration means of the present invention are code segments that execute necessary operations. Programs or code segments may be transmitted by a computer data signal combined with carrier waves in a transmission medium or communication network or stored in a processor readable medium.

The computer-readable recording medium includes all kinds of recording devices in which data that can be read by a computer system. An example of a recording apparatus in a computer-readable, there is ROM, RAM, such as CD-ROM, DVD ± ROM, DVD-RAM, a magnetic tape, a floppy disk, a hard disk (hard disk), an optical data storage device. The computer readable recording medium can also have a code is distributed to a computer device connected to a network so that the computer readable stored and executed in a distributed fashion.

The present invention described in the above, the present invention is in the person of ordinary skill in the art can be various changes and modifications may be made without departing from the scope of the present invention, since the above-described embodiments and the accompanying It not limited by the drawings. In addition, the embodiment described in this document, examples are not to be able to be applied only, or may be all or a portion of each of the embodiments so that various modifications may be made selectively combined in configuration.

100: mobile terminal 141: display unit

150: memory 170: control unit

Claims (16)

  1. Memory;
    Output unit; And
    At least one related to the use of the specific application installed in the memory
    Information Web (web) provided by the controller automatically acquired by the search, and if the predetermined event occurs, the obtained at least one of the at least one information to the output section of the
    The mobile terminal comprising a.
  2. According to claim 1,
    Information relating to the usage of the particular application,
    The mobile terminal comprises at least one of the link information of the Internet site that provides program information described on the particular application, the content and the content related to the specific application.
  3. 3. The method of claim 2,
    The content associated with a particular application,
    The mobile terminal comprises at least one of content related to the content and the application functionally similar to the application associated with the evaluation of other users to use the application.
  4. According to claim 1,
    Wherein,
    Depending on the specific operation by the user mobile terminal it characterized in that it provides a user interface (User Interface) including a menu for providing information associated with the use of the particular application.
  5. According to claim 1,
    It said predetermined event,
    Specific operation of the user and the mobile terminal comprises at least one of the initial execution of the application.
  6. According to claim 1,
    Wherein,
    A mobile terminal, comprising a step of automatic updates of the specific application.
  7. 7. The method of claim 6,
    Wherein,
    Mobile terminal to the icons of the specific application, characterized in that it displays the information related to the update.
  8. Output unit;
    Memory for storing a program to recommend the application; And
    And a control application to recommend a particular application, taking into account at least one characteristic of the user, and provides at least one of the at least one information related to the use of the recommended applications in the output section the user is using
    The mobile terminal comprising a.
  9. The method of claim 8,
    Wherein,
    The mobile terminal characterized in that like the application functionally similar to the application in which the user used for the particular application.
  10. The method of claim 8,
    Wherein,
    Mobile terminal, wherein the specific application is recommended to consider the application that the people included in the list of contacts in the community that contains the user's preference.
  11. The method of claim 8,
    Wherein,
    The mobile terminal characterized in that the profile (profile), or the user information including the personal information of the user, considering any one of the patterns used for the application like the particular application.
  12. 12. The method of claim 11,
    Wherein,
    The mobile terminal characterized in that like in the categorization in accordance with the application in which the recommendation to the user's profile information and the pattern.
  13. Steps to automatically acquire at least one information related to the usage of specific applications installed on the memory over the Web (web) search; And
    When the predetermined event occurs, the method comprising: providing through the obtained at least one information output at least one of the parts
    Application providing method of a mobile terminal comprising a.
  14. 14. The method of claim 13,
    Obtaining information related to usage of the particular application,
    Application providing method of a mobile terminal characterized in that the icons of the specific application, including the step of displaying information related to the update of the particular application.
  15. 14. The method of claim 13,
    Obtaining information related to usage of the particular application,
    If the specific application is being executed for the first time,
    Application providing method of a mobile terminal comprising the steps of: providing in the output section of the information automatically.
  16. Steps to run the program recommended the application; And
    The step of considering the application, at least one of the community and the characteristic of the user of the user that the user use a specific application like to the user; And
    The method comprising: providing an output from at least one of the at least one information related to the use of the recommended application
    Application providing method of a mobile terminal comprising a.
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