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Law Students => Current Law Students => Topic started by: thelawpod on September 29, 2008, 08:11:50 PM

Title: The Law Pod - Federal Rules for iPhone/iPod
Post by: thelawpod on September 29, 2008, 08:11:50 PM
I'm just starting up as a 1L, so I just thought I'd drop a note about a project I've been working on.

I got sick of going back to my massive federal rules book every time I needed to look up Civ Pro rule 4(k)(1), so I wrote a couple of web apps for iPhone and iPod Touch that contain the various sets of federal rules, divided into civ pro, crim pro, etc..

You flip through the rules just like the songs in your iTunes playlist, and I've found it to be pretty helpful so far in class.  Plus my iPod is a little lighter to take to class.

It's all public information, so they're free to use (you just need a WiFi connection or phone service), so it beats buying a whole book if you don't have to.

Check them out at www.thelawpod.com

I'm still working on a bunch of them to improve the interface, so I would love any comments or suggestions.  Just trying to make this whole law school thing a little less hectic  ;)
Title: Re: The Law Pod - Federal Rules for iPhone/iPod
Post by: casper13 on September 30, 2008, 01:32:04 PM
that is pretty cool, damn I want an Iphone so bad but just cant seem to justify it to myself
Title: Re: The Law Pod - Federal Rules for iPhone/iPod
Post by: thelawpod on September 30, 2008, 03:38:46 PM
If you don't have an iPhone/iPod Touch, all of these web apps will work in Safari as well.  They definitely don't work in Firefox or IE, so this might not be of much help, but there you have it...
Title: Re: The Law Pod - Federal Rules for iPhone/iPod
Post by: thelawpod on October 04, 2008, 02:36:43 PM
Just put up federal rules of evidence.  Federal rules of bankruptcy procedure will be up this week.  :)
Title: Re: The Law Pod - Federal Rules for iPhone/iPod
Post by: mgkoefod on October 06, 2008, 07:41:11 AM
tag.
Title: Re: The Law Pod - Federal Rules for iPhone/iPod
Post by: UFBoldAsLove on October 06, 2008, 04:55:19 PM
Dont most applications cost money? I know my SO spend a dollar or something for "koi pond" Could you sell this somehow?

I'm clueless, I still have a flip phone! :D
Title: Re: The Law Pod - Federal Rules for iPhone/iPod
Post by: thelawpod on October 07, 2008, 09:04:49 AM
Most apps do cost money, but the ones that we have we're giving away for free.  All the apps we have incorporate freely available, public information that I thought it would be helpful for law students to have easy access to.

We have a version coming out next week or so that has a lot more features (searching, cross-referencing, etc.) and will incorporate a lot more information than is feasible to do on a free web app.  Plus, it will be able to run off-line, without an internet connection.  ;)
Title: Re: The Law Pod - Federal Rules for iPhone/iPod
Post by: thelawpod on October 09, 2008, 05:58:05 PM
Federal Rules of Bankruptcy; U.S Constitution + Amendments web apps now available!  :)

Plus, I added an easier installation interface for iPhone and iPod Touch users.
Title: Re: The Law Pod - Federal Rules for iPhone/iPod
Post by: thelawpod on January 18, 2009, 11:58:55 AM
(http://www.thelawpod.com/images/iphoneportrait.png)

Just released the offline versions of these applications on the iTunes App Store.

They're all $0.99, and I'm donating the profits to fund grants and scholarships for law students.

Just click the link below to check them out.


http://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewArtist?id=301476769 (http://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewArtist?id=301476769)


(http://www.thelawpod.com/images/appstorebadge.png)

Title: Re: The Law Pod - Federal Rules for iPhone/iPod
Post by: vap on January 19, 2009, 08:14:22 PM
tag for possible download.

Can it be rotated for a wider keypad (I still can't use the "tall" keypad very well)?
Title: Re: The Law Pod - Federal Rules for iPhone/iPod and Blackberry
Post by: thelawpod on June 14, 2009, 01:14:34 PM
Version 2.0 is coming out later this month, and I'll try to get the wider keyboard feature implemented in the next release.  Version 2 has options to change fonts, font sizes, and vastly improved search functions.

If you have a Blackberry instead of an iPhone, we just put out Blackberry versions on Handango.

Check them out here:

http://www.handango.com/catalog/SoftwareCatalogByDeveloper.jsp?storeId=2218&deviceId=1946&platformId=40&productId=251437&developerId=3295244

Thanks for all your input over the past few months!
Title: Re: The Law Pod - Federal Rules for iPhone/iPod
Post by: thelawpod on August 19, 2009, 08:18:43 AM
(http://www.thelawpod.com/images/appimage.png)
(http://www.thelawpod.com/images/appstorebadge.png)

Version 2.0 of The Law Pod apps are rolling out now on the iTunes store.  If you feel like getting a jump on them, you can download the venerable version 1.0, and get the free 2.0 upgrade as soon as Apple approves it.  Check them out here:

http://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewArtist?id=301476769

We currently have apps for:

Federal Rules of Appellate Procedure
Federal Rules of Bankruptcy
Federal Rules of Civil Procedure
Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure
Federal Rules of Evidence
U.S. Constitution

Upcoming apps include:
U.S. Code
C.F.R.
M.P.E.P.
State Codes
Title: Re: The Law Pod - Federal Rules for iPhone/iPod
Post by: thelawpod on October 22, 2009, 11:31:55 PM
Federalist Papers now available for download on iPhone and iPod Touch!  U.S. Code and State Codes available very soon :)  Click below to check out the Federalist Papers.

(http://thelawpod.com/images/appstorebadge.png) (http://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewSoftware?id=334420326&mt=8)
Title: Re: The Law Pod
Post by: thelawpod on July 18, 2010, 05:37:57 PM
U.S. Code, Code of Federal Regulations, and State Law apps now available for download in the iTunes Store!

Click here to view and download: http://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/fitz-collings/id301476769?mt=8 (http://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/fitz-collings/id301476769?mt=8)
Title: LawLibe
Post by: thelawpod on January 09, 2011, 10:41:09 AM
We've released a new free app called LawLibe on the iTunes store - it gives you access to our entire content library, including the U.S. Constitution, Federal Rules, U.S. Code, Code of Federal Regulations, M.P.E.P., and various state statutes.

(http://lawlibe.thelawpod.com/content/wp-content/uploads/2010/12/iPhone_4_Vert_sRGB_0810.png)

Check it out here: http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/lawlibe/id403807492?mt=8