Wednesday, February 26, 2014

New Bloomberg Law App Delivers Personalized Feeds and Access to Saved Documents

Bloomberg BNA has released a new app for iPhones and Android phones designed to provide Bloomberg Law subscribers with timely, personalized content. The app is available to Bloomberg Law subscribers at no additional charge from the App Store and Google Play.

Unlike other legal apps, this Blaw app doesn’t attempt to support the legal research process. It is designed to do a few things really well. And these few things are of particular interest to a commuting lawyer or a lawyer with a few minutes in between meetings. Read a news feed on a client, scan the latest corporate rumors, check out a company profile for an upcoming meeting. Look up  bio of a judge a attorney and executive. Scan the BNA Newsletter headlines and read stories of interest.  According to  Joe Breda, Executive Vice President, Product, at Bloomberg BNA“ This new app brings not only an added mobility to their service, but was designed to specifically deliver actionable, personalized content, seamlessly from the app to desktop and back again."  The "value add" of this app is the promise of bringing productivity to “down time” by overcoming frustration points such as  lost  network connections or time in a reception area.

 One of the features which I think is particularly useful is the automatic synching between a lawyer’s document queue in Bloomberg Law and the app. Any document that a lawyer has added to their reading queue when using BLaw will automatically synch to the app and will be available for review even when a phone is in “airplane mode” or loses its network connection

The new Bloomberg Law app allows users to:

·         View news and analysis targeted to their interests

·         Follow news, litigation, and market performance of clients, prospects, and other companies on their Watchlist

·         Read BNA Law Reports and get email notifications

·         Receive the latest Bloomberg Law alerts for legal and news searches

·         Access legal documents and news articles within their reading Queue – online or offline – and maximize workflow efficiency with documents seamlessly synched between desktop and mobile app

·         Easily track dockets, opinions or bills in their interest areas

·         Share legal documents and news with other Bloomberg Law subscribers

Bloomberg Law, Bloomberg BNA’s flagship legal and business intelligence, news, and research platform, is designed for leading legal professionals who are focused on delivering superior client service. By integrating news, company and financial data with exceptional analysis, primary and secondary legal research, and business development tools, Bloomberg Law delivers an advantage to legal professionals handling the most complex legal matters.


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1 comment:

  1. This looks great. I've been asking Bloomberg Law for this for years. Now it would be nice to see it for Windows Phone and Blackberry. A lot of lawyers still have Blackberries and with WP 8.1 soon to be released, we will see greater convergence between Windows Phone 8.1 and Windows 8.1 (for desktop). I hope Bloomberg thinks beyond current market share.