Microsoft Research working on a system to pre-load apps based on use patterns

Microsoft Research has posted a video with an interesting new thing they call FALCON. It stands for “Fast App Launching with Context.” The idea is that in certain situations you are more likely to launch certain apps. Say you always open Rowi after you unlock your phone, or you always open Foursquare when you get to work. FALCON will predict what app you are likely to launch and start loading it in the background. This will reduce load times dramatically. In the video FALCON reduced the speed of opening and loading Monopoly by 8 seconds. We certainly hope to see this make it’s way into the next version of Windows Phone.

[Microsoft Research via The Verge]


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