Ancestry Apple Watch App




Apple Watch




Ancestry's first Apple Watch app. Selected by Apple to be featured as part of their launch advertising and promotions.

Ancestry app featured in Apple Watch commercial

Incredibly honored to have the Ancestry watch app I designed selected to be shown in Apple's first commercial for the Apple Watch. You can see the video at

Ancestry on Apple Watch

The Ancestry Apple Watch app allows users to receive notifications when new record or photo hint is found or when a new comment is made. Depending on the type of notification they may have an option to add at photo to their tree or reply to a comment. Right from their wrist.

Activity Feed

When the user launches the watch app they see a feed of their recent record or photo hints, comments, or events from their tree that happened "on this date."


The Glance feature of the Ancestry app riches the user family tree and shows birthday, anniversaries, or death dates that occurred on today's date.

On-this-Date Detail

If the user taps either the Glance or an on-this-date item from the activity feed they will get a screen that shows more details about the people involved.

Record Detail

The record detail screen offers a small preview of the record image and some details of what may be contained in the record. The user is told to to the app on the iPhone to see more tails and take further action.