FamilySearch.org launched its online app gallery on Jan. 13 to help patrons more easily find partner applications or services to enhance their family history efforts. With just a few clicks, patrons can now search more than 50 apps to find those that meet their specific need, platform, operating system, and price.
For example, if a patron is looking for a highly-rated app that will help them find specific records in their family tree, the app gallery will allow them to filter and find several relevant partner apps to choose from. The FamilySearch App Gallery can be found at FamilySearch.org/apps.
The FamilySearch App Gallery, available online and accessible from a variety of handheld devices, allows patrons to browse, find, and learn about applications developed by FamilySearch partners. The gallery links patrons to partner sites where they can access and download the applications.
Partner offerings in the FamilySearch App Gallery interact with and support FamilySearch Family Tree. Patrons are encouraged to try the apps that fit their unique needs and to provide ratings and reviews.
“FamilySearch is a great resource, but FamilySearch alone can’t do everything. That’s why we work with partners to provide complementary tools and resources and why the FamilySearch App Gallery is so important,” said Dennis Brimhall, FamilySearch CEO. “We’ve had partners for many years, and now we want to make it easier for our patrons to know about them and to find the apps they need.”