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Apple Acquires Patent For Data Sharing and Collaborating Over Projects

February 26, 2015 | Telepresence Options

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Story and Images by Ronak Totla / iPhoneHelp

Apple has always been busy honing its sword to be the best in the industry. It follows every trend in the market and pensively work to set those trends in the first place. Patents like Gaze control or Joystick enabled smartphones are all spark a new tech in the market. And catching up with the trend of VR (virtual reality) devices, it had recently acquired a patent of a device enabling your smartphone to be modified into one. And the Apple on Tuesday (24th February) was granted a new patent by USPTO reading 'Interactive application sharing'.

This patent describes provisions that allow multiple users to share and collaborate on projects in-app. This is much like the web-based productivity services provided by Google. Apple's invention adds in video-conferencing capabilities and making it a more personal collaboration tool.

Justifying the need of this, Apple brought to notice the fact that although the devices present allow users to share and collaborate but offer several obstacles. An example provided by Apple is of sample drafts that might be emailed from one worker to another rather than shared in a single app. Apple claimed that this costs time and in some cases money too. With this patent, Apple is set to bring back the human element while working together, by allowing users to share document data in a common app in real time. Also there are possibilities of screen and media sharing and live video streaming discussed in this patent.

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