Iceland is a relatively small country, with a population of about 320,000. Not to mention the families in Iceland have been there for generations, and at this point a great many of the Icelandic people are potentially related. So, needless to say, it can be a bit tricky to keep track of who is and isn’t a distant cousin in Iceland.
Hence the relevance of IslendigaApp. IslendigaApp, based on the online database Islendingabok (which translates to “Book of Icelanders”), is an app for Android phones with a pretty straight forward purpose. All that needs to be done is two people touch their phones. If nothing happens, there’s no direct (or, at least, close) relation, but if an alarm goes off? Relation alerted! While IslendigaApp was originally created to celebrate the tenth anniversary of Islendingabok to further explore the genealogy of the Icelandic people, it appears that most people are just using it to make sure they don’t sleep with any relatives. At least we know the Icelandic people aren’t gunning for an Oedipus complex anytime soon.