nii.b, Feb 19, 2019 : The introduction of Pocket mode has done a good job in ensuring user’s don’t accidently unlock their phones, and complete actions whilst they’re unable to see the screen. But there’s so much more OnePlus could allow users to take advantage of whilst in this state. TapTap opens the door to allow users to interact with and control their devices’ whilst in this state. Who are the users? Anyone who makes use of the Pocket Mode feature, and would appreciate better control and access to information when found in situations where they are unable to reach their device, have no headphones/earphones with controls, or simply prefer to leave their mobile device face down at any point in order to avoid interruptions. What is the proposed function? Recognizing deliberate taps made to any part of the device whilst it is in Pocket Mode. View attachment 974935 View attachment 974936 View attachment 974937 Alarm Goes Off: - Double Tap - Snooze the alarm View attachment 974938 No Multimedia App Opened: Double tap: - triple vibration if notifications from marked applications received - Single vibration if no notifications from marked applications received Four Taps: - Activate Voice assistant View attachment 974939 Multimedia Playback Ongoing or Paused: Single Tap - Pause / Resume Playback Double Tap - Skip to Next Track Triple Tap - Skip to previous track Four Taps - Activate Voice assistant What is the user value? Users will gain the ability to complete common actions without having to take their device out. This is especially useful for customers that commute in cold weather conditions, or those that would benefit from basic control and quick feedback (to determine if there’s anything of importance) whilst their phone is facedown on a table or desk. If there are existing comparable functions in the smartphone industry, how is your proposed feature superior? To some extent, the controls provided by most headphones/earphones allows for some of the features TapTap would enable, but not all users have access to these headphones/earphones, and furthermore the use of such controls requires more effort than is necessary. TapTap opens up control of OnePlus devices with the ease the company has provided from the very beginning; right out of the box.