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"Application Context Intercommunication for Mobile Devices" in Patent Application Approval Process

August 7, 2014



By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Computer Weekly News -- A patent application by the inventors Kraljic, Kristian (Bad Schoenborn, DE); Vormbrock, Stefan (Wiesloch, DE), filed on January 11, 2013, was made available online on July 24, 2014, according to news reporting originating from Washington, D.C., by VerticalNews correspondents.

This patent application is assigned to Sap Ag.

The following quote was obtained by the news editors from the background information supplied by the inventors: "When creating mobile applications, regardless of the platform used, enterprise business applications involve the development of many components, such as secure connectivity, front end components, web service access, central data storage, and distributed master date access. These components are usually created all over again for each application being developed. Further, apps are generally built as stand-alone applications for each functional purpose. Unlike larger scale solutions or systems, apps are mostly not connected to each other, which leads to a very disrupted user experience."

In addition to the background information obtained for this patent application, VerticalNews journalists also obtained the inventors' summary information for this patent application: "A method and system include a backend mobile development framework. The framework includes a library to be used in a plurality of apps for mobile devices, the apps divided into groups of related apps. A communications module is operable to communicate with multiple mobile devices. A data store provides interconnectivity between apps in each group such that a first app has context information shared with a second app.

"A method includes running a first app on a mobile device, switching from the first app to a second app, and providing the context information from the first app to the second app. In one embodiment first app context information is sent to a back end and then sent to the second app. Further embodiments include limitations on information that is transferrable between apps.

"A computer readable storage device having instructions for causing a computer to perform a method, the method including managing a library having a plurality of apps for mobile devices, the apps divided into groups of related apps, communicating with multiple mobile devices running apps, and providing interconnectivity between apps in each group such that a first app has context information shared with a second app.

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS

"FIG. 1 is a block diagram of an app architecture framework according to an example embodiment.

"FIG. 2A is a block diagram illustrating a storage framework according to an example embodiment. FIG. 3 is a block diagram illustrating layers of functionality according to an example embodiment.

"FIG. 2B is a block diagram illustrating access restrictions based on storage scope according to an example embodiment.

"FIG. 3 is a block diagram illustrating functional layers of a backend system according to an example embodiment.

"FIGS. 4A, 4B, 4C, and 4D illustrate display of groups of apps on mobile devices according to an example embodiment.

"FIG. 5 illustrates a library usage example according to an example embodiment.

"FIG. 6 is a block diagram illustrating a computer system for implementing methods and devices according to an example embodiment."

URL and more information on this patent application, see: Kraljic, Kristian; Vormbrock, Stefan. Application Context Intercommunication for Mobile Devices. Filed January 11, 2013 and posted July 24, 2014. Patent URL: http://appft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser?Sect1=PTO2&Sect2=HITOFF&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsearch-adv.html&r=118&p=3&f=G&l=50&d=PG01&S1=20140717.PD.&OS=PD/20140717&RS=PD/20140717

Keywords for this news article include: Sap Ag.

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