GeneaBloggers Goes Mobile

GeneaBloggers Mobile

That’s right – you can now access a version of GeneaBloggers on your favorite mobile device!

And since I’m not one for keeping secrets or holding knowledge close, here is how I did it: I used a new FREE service called onbile.

With onbile, all I had to do was create an account, select a template, configure content and then take a snippet of HTML code and paste it after the <head> tag in my blog template.  The process took all of five minutes.

And while the mobile version is not perfect, it is enough for me right now until I can design a more robust mobile version of GeneaBloggers. If you’ve wanted a mobile version of your blog or website, consider checking out onbile.

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About Thomas MacEntee

What happens when a “tech guy” with a love for history gets laid off during The Great Recession of 2008? You get Thomas MacEntee, a genealogy professional who’s also a blogger, educator, author, social media connector, online community builder and more. Thomas was laid off after a 25-year career in the information technology field, so he started his own genealogy-related business called High Definition Genealogy. He also created an online community of over 3,000 family history bloggers known as GeneaBloggers. His most recent endeavor, Hack Genealogy, is an attempt to “re-purpose today’s technology for tomorrow’s genealogy.” Thomas describes himself as a lifelong learner with a background in a multitude of topics who has finally figured out what he does best: teach, inspire, instigate, and serve as a curator and go-to-guy for concept nurturing and inspiration. Thomas is a big believer in success, and that we all succeed when we help each other find success.

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4 thoughts on “GeneaBloggers Goes Mobile

  1. Ok, I’ve been looking at various services to “mobilize” my graphics-heavy blog, so I gave Onbile a try. Several of the templates did not work for some reason, particularly one that I liked very much (think it was PinkBlog). When I tested it on my iPhone, none of the content links worked. Had to switch to a template I didn’t like as well, but that worked properly.

    BTW, on your Geneabloggers mobile site, none of your current content displays. Am I missing something?

    Onbile is definitely a nice FREE service (and I’m all for anything FREE), but I think they still have a few bugs to work out. Thanks for sharing!

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