HTML5 Tree Announcement

Started by Brian G. on Monday, July 23, 2012


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7/23/2012 at 9:21 AM

From Geni discussions via Mike Stangel:

"Anyone is welcome to try it out, but because it's not yet an official feature we are not accepting bug reports through Zendesk. We've also formalized the link ("appleseed" was just a development name), so the official link is: "

Private User
7/24/2012 at 8:20 AM

Thanks. This is great. I'll try it on my i-devices.

7/26/2012 at 9:00 AM

Thanks Private User. Right now the HTML5 tree is more tailored to tablet devices than smart phones, so please keep that in mind as you play with it.

7/28/2012 at 2:21 PM

Looks cool on Chrome!
Will the ancestry tree eventually crop up here too? Currently it's just the "parents and children" view.

Private User
7/29/2012 at 2:26 AM

There is a tree menu item on the node to change focus and number of displayed levels use your flash-tree setting.

Private User
7/29/2012 at 7:45 AM

Is there any chance we'll get our tan background back?

7/30/2012 at 10:12 AM

Private User Likely not.

Private User
7/30/2012 at 12:33 PM

Any reason for that? It's looking pretty plain with just a white background.

8/16/2012 at 9:02 AM

Any further information on this??

8/16/2012 at 10:41 AM

Angus Wood-Salomon The HTML5 tree is still under active development. We'll soon enable a feature to make it your default view, under "Geni Labs". I'll be sure to keep everyone posted

Brian G.

8/16/2012 at 12:01 PM

Brian G. thanks

Private User
8/3/2014 at 7:29 PM

How can I get rid of it?

8/4/2014 at 11:45 AM

Private User

If you are using a computer like a Mac or an Ipad or Iphone that would be the tree that will long as you wish to go on Geni

If by chance you are using a computer that is Microsoft Windows, make sure you have Adobe Flash player installed.

12/14/2014 at 8:27 PM

Is there any update on APIs for HTML5? Are there APIs available by which I can build/integrate family trees in my app which is targeted for IPad.

12/15/2014 at 3:16 AM

@Brian G. You went silent over 2 years ago after having promised to keep us updated on this. What is the status?

Private User
12/15/2014 at 3:31 AM

Brian is not longer working for Geni.

12/15/2014 at 3:56 AM

So who took over his responsibilities and obligations after him?

12/15/2014 at 4:42 AM

Are you have API's ready to create family tree on iPad hybrid app using HTML5?

2/4/2016 at 1:42 AM

Is anyone still interested in this? Because I surely am.

Private User
2/4/2016 at 2:50 AM

Yes, you have a project about the API here:

2/4/2016 at 8:00 AM

I am interested - as I have been for the last 4 (four) years now!

3/13/2016 at 3:06 PM

We have to face it: These discussion threads are stone dead and serve absolutely no purpose as Geni obviously and simply does not care about them and has not for years on end!

5/29/2016 at 6:43 AM

Yeah, because I would really like to open Geni on mobile (Android) devices, but it doesn't work in Flash or HTML5 (Chrome browser, Android 5.1)

5/29/2016 at 8:58 AM

Odd-Wiking Rahlff
You said "We have to face it: These discussion threads are stone dead and serve absolutely no purpose as Geni obviously and simply does not care about them and has not for years on end!"

I just saw this for the first time, I must tell you that is a very unfair statement you are making, if and when Geni is ready to make an announcement about HTML5 I am sure that you and every user in Geni would hear about it.

It is in the works

5/29/2016 at 11:06 AM

Get real, Angus. Four years with nothing substantial shown makes my comment decidedly fair. Case closed.

5/31/2016 at 11:06 AM

Of course, the Puffin browser works really nice on iPads & iPhones (Flash is rendered on network servers).

7/14/2016 at 12:32 AM

WikiTree works nicely on modern browsers.

8/10/2016 at 8:29 AM

Until a few days ago I had a perfectly normal Geni family tree. where I could merge duplicate profiles and their families and such, but suddenly I am offered a HTML5 tree which is completely immobile. The pop-up window says in rather bad Dutch that I am using a "device which is not supported by Flash, and therefore I am being sent to the HTML5 version". My device is Mac Mini with OS X El Capitan and Flash CS4 seems operative... How can I see the old tree again?

8/10/2016 at 8:57 AM

Be sure the Flash is enabled in the particular browser; an update may have disabled it, particularly if the Flash extension is out of date. (The details of updating 'extensions' or 'add-in' / 'add-on' functions varies by browser.)

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