Here is the screen for my Ancestry Member Tree that I access with the iPhone:
The view above is the "Family View" - meaning siblings of my ancestors are shown on the screen. The other significant change to the Ancestry.com App is that the pedigree chart is now vertical rather than horizontal.
If the user wants to see only ancestors, s/he can tap the three dot icon at the bottom of the screen, and only the direct ancestors will appear in the "Pedigree View:"
If the user wants to see the "Family" view, to see cousins, aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, etc. s/he can tap the nine dot icon at the bottom of the screen.
On the previous Ancestry.com App version, the background was a light brown, and the bottom and top of the screen was green. Now, the colors are a dark gray for the entry screen. There is now a "Back" button and a "Home" icon on these "Family" and "Pedigree" view screens.
As you can see in the top image, the green shaky leaf Hints are still available for users (I don't have many shown because I've accepted or rejected previous Hints already).
By tapping on one person on the Screen, their "Person" screen opens. I tapped on my grandfather, Frederick Walton Seaver (1876-1942) and saw his "Person" screen:
The top and bottom areas are now a dark tan whereas they were green on the previous version of the App. There are still four buttons at the bottom - for "Info," "Family," Photos" and "Evidence."
I wanted to see what new Hint that Ancestry.com had found for my grandfather. It was the 1940 U.S. Census entry for him:
I tapped the Hint itself and saw the Record Details:
It was for my grandfather, so I tapped the green "Yes, Continue" button:
The Facts from the Record were shown with the Residence, Residence Location and Residence Date facts checked. If I wished, I could have selected any of the other Facts from the record (Name, Birth Date and Birth Location) by tapping the circle next to the Fact.
I tapped the "Next" button (upper right-hand corner) and was told that the record was added to my Ancestry Member Tree:
This process seemed to work a little faster than on the earlier App version. Of course, I don't have a way to compare times now, since I updated the App.
I doubt that Ancestry.com had a chance to fix the Source Citations that are created by accepting Hints on the iPhone (or on the iPad). I complained about the non-standard format and extraneous source information in Source Citations Created by Ancestry.com Mobile App. If they fix it, I will post something about it.
I don't know if Ancestry.com has updated the Android version of the mobile App. i'll check into it and see what it looks like too!
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Copyright (c) 2012, Randall J. Seaver