Transferring application state across devices

  • US 8,171,137 B1
  • Filed: 09/28/2011
  • Issued: 05/01/2012
  • Est. Priority Date: 05/09/2011
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A method, performed by a first client device or system having one or more processors and memory storing one or more programs for execution by the one or more processors, the method comprising:

  • retaining in the memory of the first client device of system registration information for a respective application indicating the respective application is registered for sharing application state with other client devices or systems;

    storing an application state of a respective application;

    detecting a transfer triggering condition, the transfer triggering condition comprising presence of a second client device or system within a predefined proximity of the first client device or system, wherein the predefined proximity is a predefined proximity for near field communication; and

    upon detecting the triggering condition,determining in accordance with the stored registration information that the respective application is registered for application state sharing, andtransmitting the application state of the respective application to the second client device or system.

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