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1. (WO2001031427) METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR AUTOMATICALLY GENERATING AN APPLICATION PROGRAM BASED UPON DATA CHARACTERISTICS

Pub. No.:    WO/2001/031427    International Application No.:    PCT/US2000/029222
Publication Date: Fri May 04 01:59:59 CEST 2001 International Filing Date: Tue Oct 24 01:59:59 CEST 2000
IPC: G06F 9/44
Applicants: APPCITY INC.
Inventors: JUVILER, Mark
FRANKEL, Mark
Title: METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR AUTOMATICALLY GENERATING AN APPLICATION PROGRAM BASED UPON DATA CHARACTERISTICS
Abstract:
A system and method (104) for automatically generating a custom application program (106) based upon a data source (102) is presented. The system analyzes an initial data source and automatically generates a number of graphical user interface objects ('GUI objects') (308) and other objects (310, 312, 324, 318) that encapsulate the initial data source and other information to generate an application program. The automatic generation of the GUI objects and other objects is based on a characterization of the initial data source that may be fully automated, user specified, or may involve a hybrid of automatic and user specified characterizations. Once the GUI objects are created, they are assembled into a fully-functional custom application program by an application shell program.