Moww, Feb 21, 2019 : Welcome and thanks for taking the time to read through this topic. Introduction: The definition of 'smart' has evolved over time. Nowadays we have high expectations from our mobile phones and we rely on them much more than any other tool before. We spend quite a lot of money on our new phone and make it present around us everywhere we go. But still, a lot of 'smart' phones are nothing more than just a container stuffed with hardware. Yes, of course, there is a bunch of software out there as well, some are extremely handy and others are just not it. Now imagine: If only all the good software (apps) we have could work well together and understand how, when, and why we use it. It could create an even better experience, we could become much more productive, achieve better task success and make every penny spend on that smartphone really worth it. In this topic I'll suggest my proposal for software that would contribute to this imagination. Problem definition: How might we improve the user experience and increase the efficiency of the smartphone usage? 'Same sh*t different day' We all have these moments where we pause and reflect to find ourselves doing the same things on our mobile phone over and over, day in day out and then wonder: 'Couldn't this be done more efficiently?' Who are the users: This service is for people like you and me, where an average day or week consists of (parts of) routines and repetitions. It is for users who value productivity and for whom every tap and every second counts. What is the proposed function: Personalizing your smartphone and bringing ease of use to the next level by pro-actively giving suggestions based on your previous behavior/ routines and making this accessible with just one tap of a finger. What is the user value: - Convenience at a tap of a finger. - Higher productivity - Personalized experience - Better task success - Control & utilization How does it work: Let's take for example an average morning of Jessica life: Jessica is single and a career tiger in her mid-30s. She works at a bank as a recruiter and has a busy schedule, time is money. Jessica wakes up every morning during the week at 06.15 When she wakes up, she often browses the news in bed on her phone before she hits the kitchen for breakfast. After breakfast, she usually checks her agenda for meetings and events happening this day. Then she prepares herself for the commute to work, her commute takes about half an hour by car. She always listens to music during her commute. Because this morning routine is quite consistent for most of the days, Smart Suggestions predicts Jessica's next move and shows this to her on her Always on screen / her lock screen. Jessica just has to place and hold her finger on the fingerprint unlock area to unlock and already launch her next action to take. Now how does this work when the phone is already unlocked? Just swipe up and hold to view your Recents and your Smart Suggestion What happens to the Quick Launch shortcuts? Your Quick launch shortcuts became pinned suggestions that are always available at the end of the list. What are the suggestions based on? / What about privacy? Suggestions can be based on your day to day App usage, Location, Phone activities, and Calendar events. Of course, in the settings you can disable or enable any of these factors. Moreover, you can even exclude suggestions that might be sensitive. Overview: Spoiler: How is this different from existing competitors/ features? How is this different from existing competitors/ features? OnePlus - Quick launch Well, of course, some of us might know this handy feature that comes along with the OxygenOS. Convenient and easy to use, the only problem is that it is hidden somewhere in the settings and after activating the feature, it has no visible cue or nudges so most of us end up forgetting about it. And that is if you've discovered it... Clearly, Smart Suggestions makes use of the OP Quick Launch functionality - as a means - but is totally different in how it works. Where the OP Quick Launch functionality is a pre-programmed static short-cut launcher, Smart Suggestions is dynamic and learns from your routines, it focusses primarily on serving your next step to take. Secondary to that there is at the end of the list room for your pinned suggestions/ shortcuts. Apple - Siri App Suggestions Sure, some (former) Apple device owners (like me) might relate Smart Suggestions with Siri App Suggestions. In a way, Smart Suggestions does indeed provide suggestions just like Siri App Suggestions. But it is different. And here is why: Just try it -> Google "Siri app suggestions" The first 10 results are about how to turn this sh*t off. Privacy: Siri App suggestions tends to know it all and show it all. The suggestions made by Siri sometimes expose sensitive information and this is already visible from your lock-screen. Some apps (features) are even accessible from the lock screen without unlocking. Control: Apple decides what you get to see not the other way around. There is no way you can exclude apps or features from the suggestions Siri makes. Moreover, Siri's suggestions became a platform for spam and a way for third parties to clutter your phone with their news and adds. And as if that is not enough Siri suggestions itself became bloatware. It is exposing you already on your lock screen, it takes your whole screen real estate when using the search feature, it's inevitable in your Today view or when using the Look-Up feature. Its clear that there is no way for customizing it, but turning it off seems to be also a hassle. Smartness: Even though its called Siri app suggestions when you ask Siri the (voice) assistant about suggestions she replies back that she has no clue. The suggestions that are made are perceived as overwhelming and irrelevant when they come from third parties.