Find A Grave Engineering

Posted by Ancestry Team on May 21, 2014 in Development, Mobile Development

Last October Ancestry.com acquired a very exciting property called Find A Grave which focused on collecting content around the graves of family, loved ones and famous people. With the acquisition we wanted to take Find A Grave to the next level and provide the current users new and better experiences around consuming and contributing content. Read More

Why Have a Browser Support Policy?

Posted by Ancestry Team on January 6, 2014 in Development, Mobile Development, Operations

With the growing number of web browsers and mobile devices being used to access content on the internet, it has become increasingly important for organizations to solidify a browser/device support policy. Internally, this type of policy can help with the development and testing of new features and pages by focusing time, effort, and resources on Read More

Android is fragmented – and that’s OK!

Posted by Ancestry Team on May 15, 2013 in Mobile Development

Much has been written about fragmentation in Android – the fact that there’s a practically limitless variety of screen sizes, shapes and resolutions available on devices running the Android operating system as well as many different versions of the Android OS running on those devices. In addition there are devices running highly-customized versions of Android Read More