An Ancestry App On Your Watch? Really?
Brandi Baker Spurgin
A few days ago, Ancestry.com announced on their blog a new Family History app for the Apple watch (see post Family History on Your Wrist). I have to ask..why? What purpose does this watch app serve? I have enough trouble viewing my family tree information on my phone app. This just makes the data smaller. Do I really need this on a watch?
Let’s put aside the fact that I am not an Apple person. Let’s put aside the fact that I am a huge gadget geek and love almost all things digital. My thoughts here lean toward how I would prefer Ancestry.com spend their money. Would I rather have this app or some additional digitization and indexing of records? I am going to vote on additional records to ancestry research.
The “On-this-Day” feature is appealing but can’t they do this with the emails I am already getting? Notifications are already coming possible matches and comments on my posted tree. I can share the information from my email on social media.
So again I ask…why?