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Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Preview of FamilySearch's New Family Tree App

At a recent meeting of FamilySearch employees, volunteers and consultants, Craig Miller, director of Product Development, introduced and demonstrated a new mobile app that allows users to use FamilySearch from the convenience of their own mobile device. This mobile app will be available in 2014. To see a video demonstration of how this app works, click here.

The video showed the app running on an Android device. Most of the previous apps that have been introduced have been designed for iOS devices. Nothing was said about porting the app to Apple's iOS for iPad or iPhone. The Family History Partner Products page for FamilySearch.org presently shows the following mobile apps:

Family Seek for Android, iOS
✓ iLived for iOS✓ LegacyMobile for iOS✓ MobileFamilyTree for iOS✓ BillionGraves for Android, iOS RootsMagic for iOS.

The little icons on the page show the degree of connectivity and the level of certification. The check marks indicate programs that are Family Tree Certified. I have used several of these apps and find them to be very useful but, of course, limited from the full programs' capabilities. 

3 comments:

  1. James,

    This new Family Tree app looks pretty cool. Thanks for sharing this info. I want to let you know that three of your blog posts are listed in today's Fab Finds post at http://janasgenealogyandfamilyhistory.blogspot.com/2013/10/follow-friday-fab-finds-for-october-4.html

    Have a wonderful weekend!

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  2. Any idea when this will be available?

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    1. I haven't heard it mentioned since that time. I think they are probably waiting until New.FamilySearch.org finally is separated from Family Tree. I have a new post on the apps and other Certified Programs.

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