Livestream Behind the Scenes at Ancestry.com – Mobile Apps – Pushed Back to Today, 3pm EST

The Ancestry.com Livestream – “Behind the Scenes at Ancestry.com – Mobile Apps” has been pushed back to 3 pm EST, 2pm Central (12 pm PST) today (21 March 2012). It was originally scheduled for earlier today, but due to scheduling or technical difficulties has been pushed back a few hours.

It’s a half-hour show that will cover Ancestry.com’s Ancestry app for iOS (iPhone/iPad) and Android.

Details:
Watch the Event: LiveStream.com/Ancestry
Day: March 21, 2012
Time: UPDATE: 3pm EST, 2pm CST, 12pm PST
Repeat/Archive available? Yes

More Information: Ancestry.com Facebook page

Livestream March 21 – Crista Cowan and Branden Neish, Ancestry.com Mobile Apps Product Manager

Do you use Ancestry.com a lot? Do you have an Android-powered or iOS (iPad/iPhone/iPod touch) mobile device? If so, chances are you have installed Ancestry.com’s Ancestry app (which, by the way, was just updated for Apple’s new iPad).

If you have the time tomorrow, or any time thereafter once it’s archived to YouTube or Facebook, you maybe interested in a Livestream event with Crista Cowan and Branden Neish. Branden Neish is Ancestry.com’s Senior Mobile Apps Product Manager and Crista Cowan is the “Barefoot Genealogist” who has worked for Ancestry.com since 2008.

Do you have an iPhone or Android? We’ve got an app for that. Spend a few minutes with Crista and Branden, Mobile Apps Product Manager, getting a behind the scenes look at some of the cool things people are doing with genealogy and technology.

The event will be happening March 21 @ UPDATE: 3pm EST, 2pm CST, 12pm PST

If you are unable to view the Livestream, it will be replayed after it’s over, and then will be archived for future view on both YouTube and Facebook.

From what I can gather, it’s more of a demonstration of mobile technology and Ancestry.com, and I’m not sure that anything new will come out of it, but it should be interesting nonetheless.

Details:
Watch the Event: LiveStream.com/Ancestry
Day: March 21, 2012
Time: UPDATE: 3pm EST, 2pm CST, 12pm PST
Repeat/Archive available? Yes

More Information: Ancestry.com Facebook page

MyHeritage App – 500,000 Downloads (Android / iOS)

Earlier today on Twitter, MyHeritage announced that their MyHeritage mobile app has now reached 500,000 downloads.

The MyHeritage app is an app that allows you to take your family tree with you on your iOS or Android-powered devices and keep it sycnchronized with your family’s website on MyHeritage.com.

MyHeritage is a social network-oriented genealogy service, and the MyHeritage app fits right into it, complete with the ability to take and share photos with your mobile device, as well as upload those photos to MyHeritage.com. MyHeritage is also the parent company of Family Tree Builder.

The current software versions are MyHeritage 1.1 for iOS and MyHeritage 1.1.4 for Android. Both were updated back in January, with bug fixes and performance improvements, and the availability of over 20 different languages for the two apps.

MyHeritage for iOS Requirements:
– iOS 4.1
– iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch

MyHeritage iOS Download: MyHeritage – MyHeritage.com (Apple iTunes Store)

MyHeritage for Android Requirements
– Android 2.2 and up.

MyHeritage Android Download: MyHeritage on Google Play (Android Apps)

Mocavo 1.0.1

Mocavo 1.0.1 has been released for iOS devices, including some support for the new iPad’s “Retina” high-resolution display.

Mocavo’s mobile app ties into the Mocavo.com search engine. It allows you to access real-time feeds, including a look at genealogy data that is being added, whether it be documents, letters, books, or photographs.

You can also use it to take photographs of those those same types of genealogy data and in applicable areas, Mocavo will run Optical Character Recognition software (OCR) against those photos and give you an index of the content. Mocavo’s mobile app also allows you to track your own documents that you’ve uploaded to Mocavo.

Changes in Mocavo 1.0.1
– Fixed “Bad Request” error on search results
– Retina Display Icon Fixed

Requirements:
– iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad
– iOS 3.1 or later

Still no word on the Android version of Mocavo’s mobile app.

Link to Apple iTunes Apps Store
* United States: Mocavo – Mocavo, Inc.
* Canada: Mocavo – Mocavo, Inc.
* United Kingdom: Mocavo – Mocavo, Inc.
* Australia: Mocavo – Mocavo, Inc.
* France: Mocavo – Mocavo, Inc.
* Germany: Mocavo – Mocavo, Inc.

Other Links:
* Mocavo Support

Google Earth 6.2.0 for iOS and Android

Google’s free Google Earth for both iOS (iPad, iPhone, iPod touch) and Android devices has been updated to Google Earth 6.2.0 and it’s a major update. I know a lot of genealogists use it as a supplement (or even replacement in some cases) to Google Maps.

The Android update was released last week, the iOS version this week, and both are very similar when it comes to the updated and new features (and fixes).

Google Earth 6.2.0 for Android
* Earth Gallery: Explore a curated list of layers, such as real time flights, earthquake, and city tours.
* Touring: load tours from the Gallery or inside balloons.
* Share your current view through Google+ or other social applications.
* New Zoom around and pinch gesture.
* Stability and performance improvements
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