The Peerage: Free Edition
By MEA Mobile
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Nobility, Bloodlines, Kings and Queens... All this and more at the tap of a screen. The Peerage App contains the largest iOS based collection of British Peerage & European Royalty lineage information in the world.
Using This App, YOU Can:
- See if any of your ancestors are listed among the aristocracy.
- See how many descendants Queen Victoria has alive today.
- Figure out how Princess Diana is related to Madonna's ex-husband.
- Get the names of the aristocracy who lived in Little Snoring, or indeed Lyttelton, New Zealand.
Fourteen years of research, refined and presented with a simple interface allow you to quickly begin your adventure into tiered world of the Peerage. Reveal the vast web of connections to and from Nobility.
- Over 1000 Years of Records
- Animated Charts
- Easy Navigation
- Frequent Updates
- Surname Search
- Location Name Search
- Map View Interface
- Examples to Get You Started
We’ll be expanding and evolving on a regular basis and we look forward to your feedback!
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Not quite there yet
Just yesterday I found the website that this app is based on (thepeerage.com), and I really admire and am grateful for the years of work that it's founder has put into making peerage information available online. I really wanted to like this app, but it's not happening yet. Some problems: Individual data windows can be scrolled by swiping left, but the last window shows only the logo of the app -- no data, just a graphic icon. What's the point? It's annoying and serves no purpose. I kept making the last swipe to see if something was there, but no, my time was wasted every time. Also, identifying whether any given person is the one you want, especially in a family line where there may be three Adam's and five William's (e.g., Fortescue) separated by many generations, is way more difficult than it should be. The initial list presented when you ask for a specific family name should give at least one date (birth, death, etc.) so you can pick out the right person on the first go. The trees should also display at least one date with each name, as it's very easy to get lost with only names on the tree, and you end up opening the same people again and again to ensure you know where you are.
I also got confused with one aspect of the graphic charting, but can't articulate my issue right now. When some of the above issues have been addressed, I'll come back and upgrade my review. This is a good start and has good potential, and the developer deserves to monetize (via the paid version) his many years of work.
Seems to be a list of names and without corroborating information attached. Don't bother.
Crashed on first and subsequent searches. Absolutely useless at this point.
- Category: Reference
- Released: May 10, 2012
- Version: 1.0
- Size: 168 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: MEA Mobile Limited
- © 2012
Compatibility: Requires iOS 5.0 or later. Compatible with iPad.