In my last post, I expressed my desire for a Find-A-Grave app for my smartphone and outlined several specific features I wished to see in the app. After posting and sharing the link, I learned from Thomas that there was an ongoing discussion on the Find-A-Grave forums, and then someone posted a link to a beta version of an app in the Android Market. Sweet! I have an Android phone.
Eager to see how it works, I quickly installed it. The app’s page has several screenshots that will allow you to see how it currently works and I see much promise. It was released May 11, 2010 so is a very early version. So far, it provides basic access to the data at the Find-A-Grave website, but it does not have any of the 7 functions I listed in my post. To be fair though, it is clear from the current menus that many of these are planned, and I am excited!
Overall, the usability of the site is aligned with what I envisioned. It is fast, easy to use and instructions are clear. I believe the developer is definitely heading in the right direction. Now I just need to figure out a way to let the developer know of my blog post!