22Mar/113Mobile Monday Series but I guess now there is no use... I actually became familiar with Traces of the Past right before RootsTech. I even had to modify my presentation I did at RootsTech so I could give a demo on this great app. Ever since then I have used it MANY times to do a quick search if I am not at my computer. Truescape Solutions, Inc. is the company that developed the app. The other day they posted on their blog the following announcement:
We regret to announce that support for Traces of the Past has been discontinued. Understandably, this will come as a disappointment to many of our users. Many factors contributed to this decision, but first and foremost was our concern about being able to adequately support the App at a time when the service we access for records is undergoing significant and ongoing changes. The current version of Traces will continue to work as long as the service it uses remains available. Unfortunately, that service will soon be discontinued as the provider moves to create a better and more robust service for accessing their records.Like some of you, I am one of those disappointed users they mentioned. In my opinion I really do think this was one of the best genealogy apps available for mobile devices. I hope that in the future once FamilySearch's system is more stable and isn't changing so often that we will see Traces of the Past supported and fully developed again. In the meantime, I hope someone else can develop an app that will access the FamilySearch database because I myself have found it very useful. Have any of you used the Traces app? How did you like it? How do you feel about the announcement of its discontinuation?