Antwerp, 23rd of November 2009. Vertical Horizon, the Belgium based software company announces general availability of its genealogy application MyBlood.
MyBlood has a number of unique features that make the product stand out towards its competitors:
- MyBlood runs on Mac OS as well as on XP, Vista and Windows 7 with the same single source code and is fully GEDCOM 5.5 compliant
- MyBlood has very strong visualization capabilities, leading to a very intuitive user interface and makes it very easy to learn
- MyBlood can handle any type of media files and allows tagging of people on pictures
- MyBlood integrates with Google Maps even allowing use locations and distance as selection criteria in its powerful search engine.
- MyBlood can run in any language and comes out of the box in English, Dutch, French, German and Spanish.
MyBlood 1.0 brings the breadth and depth of any mature family tree software and even brings genealogy software to the next level.
Geert Jadoul, head of Product Development and Management is happy that the product now hits the market: “When we started the project that has led to MyBlood, we kept strict guidelines: for example it was our ambition to use the strengths of the personal computer at its most and it is very satisfying to see that MyBlood 1.0 fully delivers on this ambition. The application is completely data driven which has brought us to our current tag line of the product: everything is related (and everyone is unique)”.Jadoul continues: ”MyBlood presents complex data structures in an easy way, minimizing the effort of the user and making data sharing straight forward. The goal during development was to make sure information only needed to be entered once and then represented in many ways.”
The extensive Beta program already led to enthusiastic reactions in the press. Editor James Taylor of the well respected UK magazine Ancestors wrote in its review of MyBlood Beta 2: “MyBlood looks as if it\'s shaping up to be an all-round user-friendly rival to the established
mainstream competition (...) as it joins the mainstream and begins the gradual convergence that overtakes them all”.
MyBlood 1.0 is sold on the MyBlood site: www.myblood-line.com. A full functional trial version is available for evaluation purposes.
MyBlood is a genealogy application that targets every level of genealogists. It delivers simple views but deep insights on complex genealogy data, by combining relational database technology under the hoot with superior visualization on the outside. MyBlood supports multiple languages and comes with a free separate program to easily add your own translations and languages if required. MyBlood runs in the exact same way on the PC* as it
does on a Mac. With full support for the international GEDCOM format, it produces highly portable data sets avoiding any vendor lock. With out of the box integration with Google Maps for ”places” and “locations” it allows to visualize moves, travels, emigrations or any other kind of movements in your family history in an unprecedented way. MyBlood will also bring a more natural way of working with any kind of media files like tagging people on pictures like many social network sites tend to do nowadays.
About Vertical Horizon
Vertical Horizon is an independent, Belgium based, start-up company that brings together the power of personal computing with in depth knowledge of genealogy. This resulted in the development of MyBlood, a state of the art genealogy application. Vertical Horizon was started by seasoned and experienced IT professionals with a passion for genealogy. The Antwerp based company is owned and financed by its management team.