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Re: Android

Posted: 2 Feb 2011 5:43AM GMT
Classification: Query
There are all sorts of considerations that have to be taken into account by any smartphone user who wishes to access their data on the move and it is not actually resident on their phone, some are:-

1. Access, wireless or whatever being available and not too many users in the vicinity.

2. The cost. Do you have an unlimited data package, pay as you go or whatever.

3. Do you really want to muck about with what you have on Ancestry on such a small screen. Fine if you have an ipad.

I have an iPhone, it would be nice to an iPad but I can't really see it fitting into my overall computer usage and I have in any event blown a lot of money on an iMac and MacBook Pro recently as I moved away from Windows.

I carry my database around with me. I use GedView which manages my 98,000+ database admirably, but its function, although you can edit etc is primarily a reference point and to show anyone who asks me, if I am not in full genealogy mode with laptop where they fit it. There have been request for an Android version of GedView but it simply does not make economic sense at present especially if you offer proper support.

I think that a lot of people would consider that any money available in Ancestry for programming would be better spent on improving the stability of FTM/FTMM

SubjectAuthorDate Posted
elmermillikan 17 Jan 2011 3:44AM GMT 
arndale_db 17 Jan 2011 12:32PM GMT 
jeff jahn 17 Jan 2011 7:48PM GMT 
heritage4nsic... 2 Feb 2011 11:33AM GMT 
tony_knight 2 Feb 2011 12:43PM GMT 
jeff jahn 2 Feb 2011 8:21PM GMT 
jeff jahn 2 Feb 2011 8:28PM GMT 
Scott Piegdon 4 May 2011 7:20PM GMT 
Nige_Coleman 16 Apr 2011 6:15AM GMT 
heritage4nsic... 25 Jul 2011 5:14AM GMT 
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