The following announcement was written by Douglas Gordon of GHCS Software:
We would like to announce an exciting and useful new product that is available right now at the Google Play store. It is an extension to GedStar Pro in the form of a home-screen widget.
Place this widget on one of your home screens and it will keep you informed each day of the number of births, deaths, and marriages that occurred in your family tree. This is what it looks like:
If you tap the widget, it brings up the details screen, such as:
And if you want to see even more, tapping on a person's name here launches GedStar Pro directly to that person's details screen.
There is also an option to have the widget post a notification in your status bar on any day where events are found. See more at the OTD page on the web site.
We think that you will have a lot of fun with this as you are reminded day by day of the people that have gone before. It really brings your family's history to mind just by glancing at your smartphone's screen!
In order to use all the features of the widget, you must be running the latest version of GedStar Pro for Android, V2.3.1 or later (available from Google Play or the web site). You will also need V4.4.0 or later of the GedStar Pro for Windows program, and must re-convert and transfer your data using that version. The Windows program is always available as a free download.
Widget Trial and Full Editions
The widget is sold only through the Google Play site at this time. Due to Google's restrictions on refunds, there will be two editions of the widget available on Google Play:
It is recommended that you install the Trial first to make sure that it works with your device and database. If you like it, you can uninstall it and purchase the Full edition.
- The Trial version is free, but has some limitations in that it will only show the details for one event of each type. It is also less configurable and is missing other features.
- The Full version has all of the widget features and costs only US$1.99.
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