Thursday, 27 February 2014

Have a bit of free fun on your iPhone

FindMyPast has launched a fun, free app for iPhones. Since I don't have an iPhone (nor, indeed, any phone that can do anything other than make and receive calls), I can't enter into this fun, but since I'm of a generous disposition, I'll tell you about it anyway...

It's called I Once Was.

It's a light-hearted take on what your job might have been in the past and what you might have looked like. Would you have been a fisherman, seamstress, priest, judge, maid or even a nun?

By entering your name and location, the I Once Was app will give you a choice of jobs. Simply select one and add your photo for a quirky and humorous look into your possible past. If the fancy takes you, you can share the picture on social media.

Launching the app, Annelies van den Belt, CEO of DC Thomson Family History, said: “The app is a reflection of an increasing number of people being inspired to have fun with their history online, discovering, connecting, sharing and engaging with others.

"The app is just an example of how people will soon be interacting with their past and sharing with friends and family anywhere in the world.”

You can download I Once Was by clicking the image below.