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April 17, 2010

First Legal News App Released for Apple’s iPad

With sales of the recently released iPad from Apple exceeding expectations comes news of a new app for those with an interest in news from the legal community.

The first legal news app developed specifically for the iPad was released this week by the ABA Journal, the flagship magazine of the _. The free app can be downloaded from iTunes here.

The app features breaking legal news updated continuously every business day, all of the monthly magazine’s in-depth articles, and the latest blawgs featured in the Journal’s directory of more than 2,500 legal blogs.

“Editors everywhere are trying to design the magazine of tomorrow for the iPad, with video, spinning avatars and 3-D widgets,” said Journal Editor and Publisher Edward Adams.

“But what lawyers want is words, words and more words, delivered as fast as news breaks. That’s what our app provides, using the big, beautiful iPad screen to maximum effect,” Adams said. Readers can bookmark articles to read later and share them on Twitter, Facebook or via e-mail.

The new release also updates the interface of the ABA Journal’s iPhone app, which debuted in 2008 and has been downloaded more than 40,000 times.

The Journal’s articles are available on e-mail newsletters, RSS feeds, Facebook, Twitter, Google Buzz, FriendFeed, Amazon’s Kindle and elevators (yes, elevators). For a full list of its distribution channels, see its Stay Connected page.

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