06760046 is referenced by 60 patents and cites 8 patents.

A method is provided of adapting a user interface to the user's current situation. The method involves a user specifying a home-area interface (

83

), for example, a web browser home page, and an “away” interface (

84

). When the user connects to a network (

10

) using a device (

20

) and calls up his/her browser home page, a determination is made of the location of the device in order to decide which version of the home page is to be served back to the user device by the home-page server of the user. In a preferred embodiment, the “away” home page (

84

) includes specific types of local data of interest to the user (such as best local restaurants). When asked to provide the “away” home page, the homepage server uses this information to find the URLs of local special interest web sites (

122

) carrying the relevant type of data, the server inserting these URLs in the “away” home page (

84

) before providing it to the user device (

20

) concerned.

Title
Location-dependent user interface
Application Number
9/814129
Publication Number
6760046 (B2)
Application Date
March 22, 2001
Publication Date
July 6, 2004
Inventor
Lawrence Wilcock
Malmesbury
US
John Deryk Waters
Bath
US
James Thomas Edward McDonnell
Bristol
US
Rycharde Jeffery Hawkes
Bristol
US
Colin I&apos Anson
Bristol
US
Assignee
Hewlett Packard Development Company
TX, US
IPC
G09G 5/00
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