MobileTree

MobileTree Gallery Note: You may need to be a member of Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints – it uses their genealogy database and this app requires login credentials for New.FamilySearch.org

Name: MobileTree
Developer: AppTime, LLC (Official Site)
Type: Genealogy application for iPhone / iPod Touch
Last Updated: March 23, 2010 (Version 1.1)

There is a “Lite” version – MobileTree Lite 1.3

Developer’s Description:
Family history enthusiasts, take the opportunity to sign-up now for MobileTree, an app which provides access to the content available from the genealogy-rich website: new.familysearch.org. (please be-aware that FamilySearch login credentials are required from the LDS or Mormon Church to use the app. Connect to the website: http://new.familysearch.org for accessibility requirements).

Mobile Genealogy’s Description:
This is basically a front-end for New.FamilySearch.org. It may not allow you to create new family trees or import GEDCOMs – from everything I’ve read, it adds information to the database on your iPhone or iPod Touch as you access it from New.FamilySearch.org. If you are not a Mormon and/or have an account through New.FamilySearch.org, this will be useless.

Platform:
Software Requirements: iPhone OS 3.1 or Later
Hardware Requirements: iPhone and iPod touch
Landscape/Portrait: Yes
Languages Supported: English
GEDCOM Support: No (data is pulled from New.FamilySearch.org)

Cost: $9.99
MobileTree (Link to App Store)

There is a “Lite” version:

MobileTree Lite (Link to App Store)

Ratings:
– 2.5 out of 5 : iTunes Store (32 ratings)

History:
Current Version: Version 1.1 (23 March 2010)
First released: 15 November 2009 (version 1.0)
Price Change: $4.99 to $9.99 (23 March 2010)

Misc. Notes:
Note: You may need to be a member of Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints – it uses their genealogy database and this app requires login credentials for New.FamilySearch.org
– While you can edit/add information, keep in mind that it’s similar to Ancestry.com Tree to Go in being a front-end to a genealogy website/database.
Family Search certified
– Pictures can be added to profiles on the iPod Touch by syncing with the iTunes photo gallery
– Cannot see personal information for living individuals, cannot see LDS temple ordinance information for living individuals
– Can use touch screen controls to zoom in and out and pan left, right, up, down when in pedigree mode.
– Mapping functionality shows life events such as birth, marriage, death, and burial with various colored pins. The map can be resized (and does so automatically depending on the area covered).

Offline Use:
– It will allow you access to information you’ve already viewed. You cannot search for new genealogy information without internet access (WiFi or 3G on the iPhone, Wifi on the iPod Touch)

Future Plans:
– Allow for submitting information to New FamilySearch (Currently must go through New.FamilySearch.org)
– MobileTree Lite – $2.99 and has full functions of MobileTree without media functionality.

Other Useful Links:
MobileTree Gallery – MobileGenealogy.com
Tutorials – MobileTree.me