The newest version of Legacy Mobile (v.1.1) is now available for iOS on the App Store. We heard your feedback and made some improvements you were looking for.
Here’s what you’ll see on the latest version of the app:
Bug fixes. Some of these bugs would make the app crash or the keyboard to lock up (not allowing people to add information in). We caught a bunch of these annoying little errors and fixed them for this version!
Navigation Bar and a History Management button on Family Tree view.
We realized navigating through the family tree was kind of tricky, so we added some forward and back buttons that work similar to your browser’s buttons.
In between these buttons, we also added a history management button that brings up the people you recently viewed for easier navigation between family records.
Information downloading from Family Search won’t keep you from viewing your family tree.
In the previous version, you had to wait until the information from Family Search loaded in order to navigate around your family tree. Now, all you will see are little loading indicators for places in your tree that are downloading from Family Search.
Tree View Hints.
Still feeling a little lost in the app? We added some hints in the family tree view to help you sort things out. Once you use the app a few times, these won’t appear anymore.
More options for adding/editing events.
Now you can add more life events in to an individual’s record! There are a bunch of new options: Adoption, Adult Christening, Baptism, BarMitzvah, Census, Christening, Cremation, Divorce, Funeral, Moves, and much more!
If you haven’t already, download this version from the App Store and try out the latest and greatest Legacy Mobile Features!
The latest version of the iOS App (Version 3.1) is available on the app store. Make sure you check the app store and download it on your device! Besides some minor bug fixes, this new version of the app has two brand-new features!
Transcribing from the app. This feature allows you to transcribe those headstones that are practically impossible to read from a photograph. This way you can look at the stone from all angles and even run your fingers along the indents to ensure that the correct information is transcribed!
Watch this video to find out how to use it (don’t miss the “magic” feature at the end!):
Adding new images to records already on BillionGraves. Have you seen a record on BillionGraves that needs to be updated (for instance, a new date has been added to the headstone or the first image didn’t have all the information on the headstone)? This feature allows you to make those corrections!
See how it works on this short video:
These are just two of the many ways we are improving the BillionGraves mobile app. We hope to get these new features out for the Android app soon. We’ll keep you posted as more improvements become available!
Finally, the moment you’ve been waiting for: Legacy Mobile is available for download from the Apple AppStore!
Otter Creek Holdings announced its release at RootsTech2013 in Salt Lake City, Utah. The setting for this announcement was ideal in that this new app will change the way people use technology to build and discover their family trees forever.
This exciting new app brings some great tools for you and all for free! These include:
Mobile family tree that you can take with you wherever you go (whether you have an internet connection or not!). You can also add images to each individual on your family tree as well as edit their birth and death dates, locations, children, spouse(s) and parents. This tree syncs with FamilySearch, BillionGraves, and other genealogy resources (coming soon!)
Links to and the ability to search records on FamilySearch. With this feature you can find relatives already in the FamilySearch database and add them to your family tree.
Edit individual profiles for people on your family tree. Locate where their major life events happened and see the story unfold on the map!
The groundbreaking LegacyTec Technology that allows you to search records simply by taking a picture of a headstone. This allows you to find information about the people buried there simply by taking a picture. And if after you take the picture and there is no record for it already on BillionGraves, it will give you the option to upload it to BillionGraves right then.
And even more features coming soon! Got ideas on what we should add? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We’d love to hear them!
To see how to it works, watch our intro video:
Download the Legacy Mobile app and see how technology can work for you! And don’t forget, if you like Legacy Mobile on Facebook or follow Legacy Mobile on Twitter, you could win an iPad Mini this month with the Legacy Mobile Launch!
What do you like about Legacy Mobile? Is there anything you would like to see on the app? Leave a comment below or leave a review in the AppStore. We take all the feedback we get seriously and would love to hear what you think!
Otter Creek Holdings—in conjunction with BillionGraves, My Legacy Memorial, and Legacy Mobile—is proud to announce the release of groundbreaking technology in Family History: LegacyTec. Hudson Gunn, Vice President of Otter Creek Holdings, announced it at MBNA’s Industry show this weekend.
LegacyTec gives you access to all the information connected to a certain headstone based on a picture. All you do is take a picture of a headstone, and this technology will bring up information about that headstone from BillionGraves, Family Search, My Legacy Memorial and other sites. LegacyTec supersedes the QR codes you currently see on headstones by eliminating the need for them all together.
LegacyTec uses the latest and greatest in technology to bring up any information about headstones based on their GPS coordinates so that anyone with a smartphone in a cemetery can take a picture and find out more about the particular headstone they are visiting. Because of Otter Creek Holdings’ wide base of partnerships with other genealogical companies (i.e. FamilySearch, Ancestry.com, Archives, My Heritage and more) this technology will make Family History research through multiple resources easier by incorporating innovative technology.
This new technology will also eliminate the need for QR codes by making online memorials (created through My Legacy Memorial) available by simply taking a picture of the headstone.
We are very excited about the impact this top-notch technology will have on BillionGraves and the genealogy community as a whole. With the click of a single button, access to pictures, videos, stories and actual genealogy information about the person buried there will be easily accessible, making researching your family history new and engaging!
Stay tuned for the release of Legacy Mobile (with LegacyTec) to the App store and Google Play coming soon!
Watch the video to see how you will be able to use it!
As the records keep pouring in by the thousands, transcribers are persistently making them available to be searched. Now we are happy to announce that those records will be more readily available to genealogists worldwide.
Similar to our relationship with Family Search, BillionGraves has also teamed up with Ancestry to make BillionGraves records available to be indexed and referenced on Ancestry.com. This means that anyone searching for family records on Ancestry can have access to BillionGraves records without having to do a separate search on the BillionGraves page.
We are very excited to be partnered with such a fantastic company! This new development will vastly increase the amount of access people worldwide will have in finding and preserving family records.