Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Find A Grave App Now Available in the Apple Store

An announcement from Ancestry.com

As promised, we have recently released the first version of the Find A Grave mobile app.  First of all, it’s free, just like Find A Grave.  With the app, you’ll be able to bring the most important aspects of Find A Grave with you.  You can see cemeteries near you or around the world, search for loved ones by name, take photos for existing memorials, or add new ones right from the app.  The app is beautiful and contains rich photos, and all of the memorial details that the website has, but with a modern view of the Find A Grave brand.  One aspect of Find A Grave that I’ve always loved, is the ability to request photos and take photos for others.  Not strictly required, I think this aspect of Find A Grave captures some of the best community spirit, and so we made sure to get this in our first release.  As a logged in user, you can request photos for memorials, just like on the website, and the network of volunteers can see those requests and fulfill them directly, or claim them, in order to help plan their next cemetery outing.
 
For a list of features, I’d direct you to our glossy product page, but I did want to point out a few things before I go.  First, this release is just the beginning and we have a road map of features for our users which will keep the Find A Grave mobile app improving over time.  Second, we’re linking the Find A Grave mobile app to Ancestry’s peerless support team to make sure our users get the help they need in a timely fashion.  Finally, we are planning our Android App as well, and though I don’t have a release date Android is certainly not forgotten.

Visit our product page for more information: http://www.findagrave.com/mobileapp
 
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Find A Grave App Team


Note: I have downloaded the APP and it works as expected. Haven't gone to a cemetery yet, as we still have about a foot of snow on the ground, but I found the navigation was easy and screens clear. Can't wait to get out and take some pictures.

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