Ancestry.com announced the release of an Android app for Find-A-Grave. Ancestry released an Apple version of the app back in March. In the middle of a sleet/snow event here so I won’t have much time to check it for now. I plan on doing a comparison between the Android and Apple versions of the app as well as comparing both to the BillionGraves versions. There are some unanswered questions: how accurate are the GPS coordinates? Can you use photos already on your device to upload? How will it handle when you cannot get a wireless connection? Will it work without a wireless plan? The last question is a good one because the BillionGraves app allows you to take photos without needing to have a wireless plan. You take the photos and upload them when you have a Wi-Fi connection (home, Subway, etc.).
Use the following links from your Android or Apple device(s) or search Google Play or iTunes for the apps – all of the apps are free to download:
BillionGraves Android app link: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.och.BillionGraves or http://blog.billiongraves.com/2014/06/new-android-app-2-341-released (includes mention of the BG app beta program) or http://billiongraves.com/get_started.php (choose the Android or Apple link)
BillionGraves iTunes app link: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/billiongraves-camera-app/id602792141?mt=8
Find-A-Grave Android app link: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.ancestry.findagrave
Find-A-Grave iTunes app link: https://itunes.apple.com/app/id732952190; also available through the Apple version link at the beginning of this post.