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Written by G C Duerden   
Friday, 20 June 2014

July’s LDSTech live broadcast will be Friday, July 11, 2014 at 12 noon (MDT) at the Riverton Office Building Zion Room A. The live broadcast will be available over the internet either live or by archived broadcast. The topic will be two new FamilySearch mobile apps for phones and tablets:  Family Tree Viewer (in both iOS and Android), and Memories (iOS only for the first release).

Jesh Barlow will be demonstrating two new companion mobile apps (currently in beta), explaining target audiences, best-case user intents, and how each app serves to complement the work that can be done on . Both apps are free. They will sync with, so information can be accessible from any device.

How to Attend the Broadcast

To watch the LDSTech broadcast, click  at the time of the broadcast. If you would like to attend the broadcast in person, you may join us in the Riverton Office Building (3740 West Market Center Drive, Riverton, UT, Ground Floor, Zion Room A).

Each broadcast is recorded, so if you miss one, you can re-watch the recording at any time. In fact, if you tune in late to the broadcast, you can rewind the broadcast and play it from the beginning. See the Broadcast Archive to view this or previous broadcasts.

Asking Questions

Viewers can ask questions through Twitter during the broadcast. If you don’t already have a Twitter account, you can sign up for one at When you ask a question, include the hashtag #ldstech in your tweet. For more information, see Twitter and LDSTech.

Broadcast Archive
Each broadcast is recorded, so if you missed this one, or any other, you can re-watch the recording at any time. In fact, if you tuned in late to the broadcast, you can rewind and play it from the beginning. See this broadcast, or any other, in LDSTech’s Broadcast Archive. Here are the ones from this year, so far:



Presenter & Topic

2014 – JUN – 06

Mike Madsen – Youth Activity Pages on

2014 – MAY – 02

Michael Colemere – Four Elements of Successful Communication Strategies

2014 – MAR – 14

Mel Broberg – Church Directory of Organizations and Leaders (CDOL)

2014 – FEB – 07

Jim Byer – Windows 8 Gospel Library

2014 – JAN – 10

Hal Rushton – Gospel Content on the Feature Phone



# Drew T. Wright 2014-06-30 09:55
When will those apps be released? Is there a way to get them early? Thank you!
# Robert William Warnick 2014-07-07 10:46
Compliment is misspelled in the second paragraph. Should be complement.
# Alan Smoot 2014-07-07 11:13
Quoting Robert William Warnick:
Compliment is misspelled in the second paragraph. Should be complement.

Thank you.
# Martha Chang 2014-07-07 16:48
This sounds super. I can't wait to watch the broadcast AND get the app to give it a whirl
# Mauren Marie Kunz 2014-07-08 06:16
I don't know if you plan to address it during the broadcast, but are there any plans to make indexing available on mobile devices, as well? I know there was an indexing app once before that worked on occasion, but I had hoped with indexing moving to Family Search that there would be more possibilities. I tried it on Sunday and apparently it requires a software download so it won't work on my iPad (or phone).

I'll be traveling without a laptop during the indexing challenge later this month, but will have an iPad with me. I wondered if there were updates coming to the indexing app or if the Family Search/Family Tree one would provide the same capabilities so that I could still participate while I'm gone.
# Scott Flinders 2014-07-08 18:05
Mauren, it won't be available in time for the indexing challenge later this month, but FamilySearch is working on a new version of the indexing program that will be browser-based. When that new version is released, you will be able to index in your browser (nothing to download or install) on laptops, desktops AND tablets!
# Peter Coffman Little 2014-07-10 08:00
I am with Drew and Martha, looking forward to getting the app and trying it. Anyway you can make it available now so it is loaded when the broadcast starts?
# Jesh Barlow 2014-07-10 10:58
Hi Peter. Here's a link to an email newsletter we sent to the LDSTech community recently, inviting them to try the apps in beta.

Feel free to follow the instructions and have the apps ready for the demo!
# Russ Tolman 2014-07-11 13:09
Missed the broadcast. When will it be available to watch.

# Tim 金龙Λ̊™ Riker 2014-07-11 19:19
Russ, follow the link in the article and you can watch it now. :)
# Matti Huhtala 2014-07-19 12:24
When will FamilySearch app Memories be available on Android ?!?
# Jesh Barlow 2014-07-29 20:11
Quoting Matti Huhtala:
When will FamilySearch app Memories be available on Android ?!?

Hi Matti! The Memories app may not be available for Android for a while. We're waiting to see how Memories performs in the Apple market to decide if it's worth a separate app. In the meantime, we'll soon be adding many of the Memories features to the Android Family Tree app, like writing stories and recording interviews.
# Eric Kaszynski 2014-08-06 13:40
The iOS version looks like it would have a lot of application. Since I only have an Android device, I, too, am on the edge of my seat waiting for the version for the rest of us. Please keep us informed!

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