26 Jan 2023

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Make the Most of Your Cemetery Visit 

When you visit a cemetery, you’re usually looking for or visiting someone specific. This someone is most likely near and dear to your heart, or at least marginally tied to your blood. It makes sense that you’d want that specific someone to be recorded so…

Release Notes

iPhone App Update 

Version 1.1 of the iPhone app was approved by Apple yesterday, and here’s what it has under the hood: The camera will not take photos without an accurate GPS fix. This will ensure you have the most accurate GPS location possible for all your photos because…

Photo-collecting Tips & Tricks 

Today some of us went to out to test the Android app and some updates to the iPhone app (both are looking sharp, and it shouldn’t be too much longer before we can release them). On our lunch break we shuttled to the Orem Cemetery, scoped out…

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In a Dozen Days 

It’s always interesting to see your progress, regardless of the task at hand. So we’re posting a progress report for BillionGraves. Here are our numbers after the first dozen days of work: Photos: 8084+ (variation allowed for the time it took me to write this)Records: 11108+…

Free App Options 

We’ve heard from a few people who feel our charging $1.99 for the app is wrong in principle. From most of you, we hear that yes, it’s only $1.99, but the principle of charging any money when you, our users, are volunteering to provide content…

Future Features 

Thank you for making the launch of BillionGraves.com so fun to watch and experience. We appreciate all the feedback you’ve been giving us and we’re hard at work adapting the site and app so they work better for you. Here’s a look at what we’re…

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Filling a Gap 

Since our launch last week we’ve received feedback that some feel we’re duplicating the efforts of Find a Grave, or that we should be collaborating with them. However, we feel that the way things have evolved is a good one: the mission of Find a…

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Android App Availability 

We’ve loved the responses BillionGraves.com is getting. We’ll be addressing them as we can here on the blog. One of the most frequent responses we’ve been hearing is a question: Why isn’t there an Android app, and when will there be one? To answer the…