ohmiGene for iPad – Free

ohmiGene for iPad 1.0.1 is currently free. Normally it is $14.99 (US). It’s a genealogy application, and can be used to work with the Mac OS X version of ohmiGene Plus from within iTunes.

I’m not sure whether it imports from other applications/GEDCOM files – I have it installed and will be investigating it.

I’m also not sure for how long it will be free, so grab it while you can!

– iPad
– Requires iOS 3.2 or later

Download at the Apple iTunes App Store:
Update: No longer available.

Heredis for iOS – Looking for Beta Testers

In addition to a brand-new version of Heredis for Mac (Mac Genealogy Software), Heredis is also developing a mobile/iOS version, running on iPhones and iPads.

They are looking for beta testers, according to their latest newsletter (French):

Heredis calls for volunteers to test versions of iPhone and iPad….

That’s it. The info is official. I can already hear the cries!! Of “Ahhhh! “The” Ohhhh! “The” Yay! “And even” It’s about time! “.

Heredis is proposing a version of its software on iPhone and iPad. We will not say anymore for now, so that the suspense continues until the official release that is scheduled for later in 2012!

So if you have an iPhone (iPhone 3G minimum) or iPad (or know someone who has and who does not necessarily participate in genealogy), if you want to go on an exciting adventure and if you want to discover a preview of what will be Heredis iOS, I invite you to send me your nominations by email to audrey.cavalier (at) bsdconcept.com mentioning the following information:

– Name
– Email address
– Specifications of your test tool
– Your motivation

Unfortunately, we can not accept all applications, as a beta test is limited to meet with a representative sample of the population of genealogists.

You will see, the genealogy will change.

The minimum specifications are an iPad, or an iPhone 3G. I’m not sure about iPod touches, or what the minimum iOS version is.

via: Mac Genealogy Software

MobileFamilyTree Pro 1.1.5

It’s been just over a month since MobileFamilyTree Pro 1.1.4 was released, and earlier today, MobileFamilyTree 1.1.5 was made available through Apple’s App Store by Synium Software.

While MobileFamilyTree Pro is made by the same makers of MacFamilyTree and does sync wirelessly (quite easily I might add) with MacFamilyTree, it is in fact a stand-alone app. It can function (and does) with GEDCOM files generated from any current genealogy app, Mac or Windows.

MobileFamilyTree Pro 1.1.5 has several updates that make it a recommended update to existing MFT users, including improved performance and UI, and according to Synium, the GEDCOM import and export features are “vastly improved”.

Changes in MobileFamilyTree Pro 1.1.5
– Performance improved
– Several user interface improvements
– GEDCOM import and export vastly improved
– Tree chart improved
– Several crash bugs fixed

– iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad
– Requires iOS 4.2 or later

Existing users can update wirelessly through the App Store, or through iTunes.

Purchase at the App Store:
* Update: MobileFamilyTree 8 – Synium Software GmbH

Mocavo 1.0.2

After last week’s update which added support for Apple’s new iPads, specifically their “Retina” displays, this week’s update is a little tamer – just a few fixes.

Changes in Mocavo 1.0.2
– Fixed issue with tab bar disappearing
– Other minor bug fixes

Note: It should be noted that Mocavo now requires iOS 4.0. Mocavo 1.0.1 required iOS 3.1.

– iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad
– iOS 4.0 or later

And yes, there is still no Android version of Mocavo’s mobile app.

Link to Apple iTunes Apps Store
Update: No longer available.

Other Links:
* Mocavo Support

Summary: Ancestry Behind the Scenes – Mobile Apps

The Behind the scenes chat with Crista Cowan and the Ancestry.com Mobile Apps Product Manager Branden Neish took place just a few hours after originally planned earlier today. It was short in my opinion (I would love to hear their mobile plans expanded upon!), but interesting. Below is a brief summary of the chat. Any errors in transcription or understanding of what was being said are mine – Branden and Crista kept it clear and to the point, but I was typing as I was listening, so errors are bound to creep in.

Android version of the Ancestry App
Kindle Fire. This is something I did not know and that could grow the market for both the Ancestry app and those e-Book readers.

Note: Originally it was the Nook Touch that was mentioned, but Ancestry.com got back to me and clarified it was the Nook Tablet instead.

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