As a reminder, iOS is Apple’s mobile operating system originally developed for the iPhone it has been developed to support other Apple devices such as iPad, iPod touch and Apple TV. It’s not available for Android.
That said, this blog post is about the latest App for iOS the Wolfram Genealogy and History Research Assistant which, along with the Wolfram Personal Finance Assistant, are the first in Wolfram’s series of Personal Assistant Apps.
You can explore the world of your ancestors and discover what was going on while they lived. The ability to map family relations and expand on what you already know about any of your ancestors sounds very useful. Apparently it’s like traveling through time with the tips of your fingers.
You can also track the name popularity of your family using the App’s specialized menus as well as:
- What happened on their birthdays?
- What was the weather like on your grandparents’ wedding day?
- What were the towns they lived in like, including demographics, and how far are they from where you live?
- What was 20 dollars worth the year your great-grandmother was born?
- What is the technical relationship between you and your grandfather’s sister?
Click on the link to Wolfram to learn more. It’s available for purchase in the App store for about $4.99.
I checked out Wolfram’s other specialized Apps and was suitably impressed