The app was created by three University of Iceland software engineering students for a contest calling for "new creative uses" of the Islendingabok, or Book of Icelanders, an online database of residents and their family trees stretching back 1,200 years.
Arnar Freyr Adalsteinsson, one of the trio, said it allows any two Icelanders to see how closely related they are, simply by touching phones.
The app lets users "bump" phones, and emits a warning alarm if they are closely related.
"Bump the app before you bump in bed," says the catchy slogan.
Helgason, believes they could point to a Celtic and Irish presence among the Viking Age settlers of Iceland.
Discovered in the 1980s, dated to the Viking Age Nothing is known about the origins or nature of the rings which were only discovered in the 1980s.
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Read more: The only academic studies which have been conducted at the site were performed by the National Museum in the late 1990s which revealed that the rings had been constructed shortly after the settlement layer of tephra fell. The "settlement layer" is a layer of tephra, produced by a volcanic eruption in the Torfajökull glacier area which has been dated to around the year in 871, a date which fits with the 874 date given for the settlement of Iceland according to the Sagas.
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This would mean that even more time passed from the actual settlement of Iceland and the writing of The Book of Settlements and the Sagas, allowing for more details to get lost in the mists of time.
Some historians and archaeologists, including Þorvaldur Friðriksson, believe that among these details which the written sources leave out are significant Irish and Celtic influences.