Sunday, January 1, 2012

While I was holidaying just before Christmas....

....The Ancestry Android app was released.

I had tried out the Beta version a few months ago, was not overly impressed and with many others sent feedback to Ancestry. I believe that they have taken note of the feeback received and made modifications and additions to the app. I have now downloaded the newly released app to my tablet,will give it a work out tomorrow and post my reactions shortly.

In the interim you can read what Kendall Hulet said about it on the blog:

For all of our users that have been patiently waiting for an Android app, your wait is over! We’re happy to announce the launch of our new Android app just in time for the holidays. Android app
The new app for Android phones and tablets (and very soon including Kindle Fire, NOOK Color, and NOOK Tablet – pending app store approval) allows you to interact with your family tree while on the go. Not only can you view and edit your existing family trees, but you can also build new family trees from scratch, add new family members, edit their information, add and edit life events, and view historical records that have been attached on–anytime, anywhere. You never know where or when you’ll make a new discovery. It’s like having your entire family tree in your pocket!
Here’s what you can do with the new Android app:
  • View your family tree on your Android phone or tablet (you can easily zoom in or out to see anywhere from 2 to 5 or more generations)
  • Start a new family tree or add to an existing one easily
  • View life events and family members for the ancestors in your tree
  • Add, edit and delete people, life events and facts
  • Easily locate any ancestor in your family tree with our handy search tool
  • View historical documents and indexed information that you’ve attached to your family tree on
  • Many more features (like photos) coming soon… stay tuned!
To get started, download the Android app here. 

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