Method and apparatus for storing data on the application layer in mobile devices

  • US 7,587,608 B2
  • Filed: 11/30/2004
  • Issued: 09/08/2009
  • Est. Priority Date: 11/30/2004
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A method comprising:

  • storing user-specific data for each of multiple users on a mobile personal device, wherein the user-specific data is accessible through a persistence layer on the mobile personal device;

    associating the user-specific data for each of the multiple users with a user identifier for each of the multiple users;

    storing the user identifier for each of the users on the mobile personal device;

    receiving a request from one of the users having a first user identifier to operate an application of the mobile personal device, wherein the request includes access to the user-specific data associated with the first user identifier;

    intercepting the request and determining whether to process the request using an access controller;

    requesting the first user identifier responsive to the request to operate;

    comparing the first user identifier to the stored user identifiers;

    granting the request and enabling access to the user-specific data through the persistence layer if the first user identifier matches when compared against the stored user identifiers; and

    operating the application of the mobile personal device with the user-specific data corresponding to the first user identifier.

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