Android Development Update

Exciting Announcement

It has been a busy summer! I hope you all had some opportunities to make some new family history discoveries this summer! I had a busy time with my family as well as overseeing our Android development.

You probably are aware that we had a crowdfunding campaign on the Indiegogo platform. The campaign was live from June 15 to July 30. We are grateful to the many people that supported the campaign. Unfortunately, we fell short of our ultimate goal. This means we won’t be able to develop ALL the features for Android that we currently have for iOS. Or at least not yet.

The good news is that we are still releasing an Android version that has all the awesome free features! And we are excited to announce that it should be published to the Google Play store in October 2018! I spent some time this weekend with the latest pre-production build of The Family Nexus for Android, and it is awesome!

There are 2 main features left to go: 1) Alerts and Notifications, and 2) Accupin, or the ability to edit the precise GPS coordinates of an event location.

Sneak Peek

Here are some screen shots from the pre-production build to get you excited!

1. Set Home Location: Users can set their home location as a starting point for “muting” location notifications that you drive by everyday.

2. Event Card: When you tap on a pin or circle on the map you get an “Event Card” telling you what event took place there and which family member.

3. Options: Each Event Card has “Options” including embedded Google Street View, Social Sharing, and the ability to Edit the Location!

4. Person Detail View: Tapping an Event Card takes you to the Person Detail View where you can learn more about your ancestor and the important events in their life.

What’s Next?

We are still saddened that we won’t be able to offer all the cool premium features on the Android platform for some time. Nonetheless, we are super excited to be so close to releasing all the awesome free features!

Thanks again for your support and interest! Be sure to share with your friends and family. Don’t forget that your friends with iPhones or iPads can download today!

Let’s go make some more family history discoveries!

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