FamViewer 1.0.2

FamViewer, a genealogy application/GEDCOM viewer for the iPhone and iPod touch, has been updated to 1.0.2, as of last week. There’s only one change, but it’s a major one. Importing/uploading of large GEDCOM files into FamViewer has been improved. More GEDCOM files are now accepted by FamViewer instead of being … Read more

MobileGenealogy.com – November, 2008

You may have noticed a lot of activity here over the past two weeks. It’s been a few years since MobileGenealogy.com was updated. Some things occurred, both job and personal-related, and I was unable to maintain the site. That’s all in the past, and I’m bringing this site back, as you can see. I’ve kept it online, and there has been some traffic, plus some comments from people asking questions, etc., so we’ll build on that. As I said below, it may seem like it favors a certain platform, but that’s just until we have the whole site updated which will take another week or so.

As far as the look of the site, I’m working on making it load faster and making it “lighter” so that it’s easier to browse from some of the web browsers available on PDAs and smartphones. I’m also making it easier to navigate. I’m exploring having a style setup for lower resolution browsers while maintaining a style for larger resolutions.

Forums are a new addition to MobileGenealogy.com, and not much else needs to be said. They will cover the topics discussed on the site. If you have comments, this would be the best place to post them, as well as requests for help, comparisons, etc.

The Focus
There was a pretty narrow focus in the past, mainly on PDAs (and certain smartphones) and genealogy software for said devices.
The focus is not changing, it is still going to be genealogy and mobile devices. What’s different is that the mobile field has changed drastically in a few areas: “Netbooks”, iPhones, genealogy podcasts, and the overall drop in price for many PDAs and smartphones, making them available to quite a few more people.

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Shrubs 1.3 and 1.4

Benoît Bousquet has posted on the Shrubs website that Shrubs version 1.3 has been submitted to Apple to be made available in the App Store. It’ll probably be available November 18. This is mainly a performance release, along with a few updates. Benoit mentions that their testing shows faster file … Read more

Evernote 1.5

Evernote’s iPhone (and iPod touch) client has been updated to version 1.5, with some major new features for iPod touch owners, namely voice notes (if you have the microphone/headset). Evernote could be described as a note-taking application, but that barely scratches the surface. It stores text notes, web clippings, audio … Read more

Box.net 1.1

Box.net 1.1 has been released. It’s an iPhone / iPod touch client () for Box.net. Box.net allows you to store files online and then access them from a variety of locations and platforms. We are talking Word, PDF, photos, etc. You can also share them with others. For the time … Read more