Quicklaw iPhone App – a Short Update

Way back in March, LexisNexis Canada announced an app for Quicklaw on the iPhone. Ted Tjaden covered this new development with a review. The app was updated recently, and I thought it might be worthwhile checking out the new features, including an enhanced search interface and results list.

My personal test of the app found it a bit buggy: app shuts down if you go back to the app from the “view in browser link”, view in browser asks for a client id rather than transferring. This may have been due to settings on my device, or my internet connectivity.
The screen shots below show what a nice, clean, easy to use interface it has.

My biggest issue with mobile research tools is a practical problem that librarians should consider: If you are using a server based third party software for collecting search data or for charging disbursements, mobile device use likely doesn’t fit with your setup. This might only be a big law problem, but it is something Slawyers may need to consider.

LexisNexis offers several mobility solutions. For comparison, check out Wireless Westlaw Canada and CCH mobile access.

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