Washington, DC (PRWEB) January 29, 2010
Legal publisher Fastcase announced today the release of the world’s first mobile legal research app, now available for the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch from Apple’s App Store.
Fastcase is the largest law library on the iPhone, with free download of the app, and free searching of Fastcase’s comprehensive national law library of cases and statutes.
The app uses the same next-generation legal research engine as Fastcase’s acclaimed Web-based platform. Fastcase for the iPhone users can search the comprehensive Fastcase legal research database with keyword (or “Boolean”) search in addition to citation lookup for cases and statutes. The app also supports “browsing” statutes in outline view.
“The future of legal research is mobile devices – ubiquitous computing and access anywhere.” said Ed Walters, CEO of Fastcase. “The mobile platform is what’s next for legal research, and Fastcase is going to be a major player in this emerging market.”
Experts agree that this is an important development. Legal blogger Robert Ambrogi says “I was impressed. The app is easy to use and produces lightning-fast results. . . . For legal research on the go, at any time, and for zero cost, this is a must-have for any lawyer with an iPhone.” (review: http://bit.ly/9YlQTB)
Law professor James B. Levy of the Legal Writing Professor Blog thinks the development so significant, he asks: "Will it be long before students are required to purchase iPhones for law school in addition to, or instead of, laptops?" (review: http://bit.ly/beE5L1)
Fastcase for the iPhone is available starting today in the iTunes store (search for Fastcase), or you can find more information at http://www.fastcase.com/iPhone.
As the smarter alternative for legal research, Fastcase democratizes the law, making it more accessible to more people. Using patented software that combines the best of legal research with the best of Web search, Fastcase helps busy users sift through the clutter, ranking the best cases first and enabling the re-sorting of results to find answers fast. Founded in 1999, Fastcase.com has more than 380,000 subscribers from around the world, and the company recently launched the Fastcase Public Library of Law (http://www.plol.org), the world’s largest free legal research site for consumers and lawyers alike. Fastcase is an American company based in Washington, D.C. For more information, visit http://www.fastcase.com, or Fastcase’s legal research blog at http://www.fastcase.blogspot.com.