Why did we choose to build a Black’s Law Dictionary app for the Android OS? Well, that’s an easy question to answer:
The iOS (Apple) version of Black’s, launched mid 2009, has been, and continues to be, a great success. Currently, the iOS version is among the top 10 highest grossing reference apps on the US iTunes store. In light of this success, we naturally wanted to expand the experience this app brings to our Android using customers…and as of September 12th, we have done just that.
Aside from some subtle UI differences inherent in the platforms, the Android version of Black’s provides the same features as the iOS version. You have the ability to search and bookmark all . Links to other terms, and Westlaw, are embedded within each terms definition. Like the iOS version, audio pronunciations of thousands of hard to say terms are included to ensure that you never mispronounce another legal term. Additionally, the popular “Word of the Day” feature is included.
The Black’s Law Dictionary 9th App – Android version is compatible with all Android devices (including tablets) that are running OS 2.1 or higher.
Being packed with audio, the App is large, weighing in at 107 MB with 3 MB storing to the device’s memory and the bulk of the App stored on the device’s SD card. The App will download successfully over 3G/4G connection, however, given the size, we recommend downloading via a WiFi connection.. The app is enabled using a key code, supplied as part of the purchase. The key code permits a two device limit, allowing you to install on both your phone and tablet.
We launched the Android version on September 12th and it can be found and purchased exclusively through our Blackslawdictionary.com website for $54.99. The Android version features the 9th edition dictionary edited by Bryan A. Garner. Black’s Law Dictionary continues to be the definitive legal resource for lawyers, law students and laypeople alike.