18 April 2014

The newest genealogy-related Apps for your ios device (few are yet available for android!)

It seems as if every other e-mail is telling me about a new “app” available for an iphone (or related).  Grumble, grumble, grumble.  As the owner of an android-based phone, it frustrates me incredibly when I read all of these announcements.  My first question is always, “when” will the android version become available?

It also puts me in a bind as far as this blog, since I really like to report “news” that has broad utility and ideally that would be announcing the availability of a genealogy-related app for both platforms.  Unfortunately, that rarely happens.

That said, here is a summary of the recent news about new and mostly “ios apps” that might interest our genealogical community.
BillionGraves iOS App (available in 25 languages) [20 Apr 2014, BillionGraves does have an android version available
Find-a-grave [20 Apr 2014, an android version is being worked on and there is a 3rd party app available]
TreeView Mobile (the Genealogist) (both ios and android)

And, in the works and coming soon is:
Capture (by findmypast)

I “hope” to soon hear that an android version is available for each of these apps

Have you recently learned about new apps (ios and/or android) connected specifically to something genealogical?  If so, please share!

Editor’s Notes:  Past Upfront with NGS posts about “apps” to use with smartphones.

[20 Apr 2014] Editor's Note: Thanks to Tamura Jones for pointing out a couple of things that needed updating in the above post.  Additionally, the above post was just discussing a few of the "newer" apps announced.  Tamura has a couple of webpages devoted to keeping you current on available Android-based genealogy apps, please do check them out:

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