Android App Review: iJuror

“That’s huge,” was my response to the email announcement I received from Scott Falbo of Front 9 Technologies, when he notified me of the availability of iJuror for Android ($15.00 – introductory price).

In case you’re not aware, iJuror is the popular iOS jury selection app. When I discuss iOS versus Android for lawyers, the lack of these attorney-specific apps on Android is usually what tips the boat for lawyers choosing iOS over Android. Well, as I quickly predicted, the bigger the Android market, the more quickly these developers would move their products to Android.

Thankfully, iJuror doesn’t disappoint. Since it’s exactly (or close to it) like the iOS app, I won’t spend much time highlighting the app. You can quickly search for iJuror reviews, and I’d encourage you to watch this video (good, not great, and stop after the iJuror review):

For your reference, iJuror is available only for tablets running Android 3.0 or above. I would recommend running it on Android 4.0+, since during one of my tests on an Android 3.0 tablet, the app shuddered. I think the problem was my technology, and not the app.

From the start, you can begin a new trial or load a saved one.

iJuror Start

Since I had nothing set up, I opted for a new trial.

iJuror for Android Case Description

Later, you can also import trials from iPad or from the iJurorConnect website.

Setting up a juror or jury pool is relatively easy, and requires only a basic knowledge of hunt, peck, and enter.

iJuror for Android Information Input

There are a number of pre-filled fields (try saying that 5 times fast), where you can quickly enter information about the juror.

In the end, you’ll have a filled-in list of potential jurors.

iJuror for Android

The app then helps you track the jurors dismissed for cause or through peremptory challenges.

Honestly, my biggest hangups (I have not real life tested this app) about this app are its ability to quickly enter the necessary information, and whether the app can even track the necessary information. With fixed datasets, iJuror misses customization that a good old yellow pad captures nicely. That said, there are plenty of testimonials from iJuror’s multitude of iOS fans.

I’m also happy with the introductory price of $15.00. You’d better hurry though, I suspect that soon enough Front 9 Technologies will increase the price to $19.99 and match the iOS version.

I think with a minimal amount of tinkering, and some elaborate practice, an attorney will find himself or herself loving the iJuror app. Expect great things from this point forward.

2 Responses to Android App Review: iJuror

  1. I got it, too. It looks interesting, but I’m not sure it’s robust enough or fast enough to do what I’ll need it to do. I haven’t had much time to play with it, though, so the jury is still out on that. (See what I did there?) I’ll spend some time with it when I get a chance and see what I think.

    On the other hand, sinking to the depths of having an app named i-anything on an Android device will probably result in being roasted on a spit in the ninth circle of hell.

    • I think the biggest issue with the app is whether there’s really enough time to enter all of the information. Every jury trial I’ve been in has been a rush of frantic jotting to basically get the juror’s age, rank, and serial number. The ability to characterize whether I like a juror or not is pretty useless, since I think I’m right on liking about 10% of the time, mostly to my own detriment.

      One of the big uses is for co-counsel or other consultants who may have a bit of extra time and can parse the stats more freely. I could definitely see a benefit with multiple people. I’m not sure how easy it is to export/import information. One feature I can see that would be nice is to have a “fill-in-the-blanks” function that could match information in a multiuser situation.

      I think I’m going to play with the app during the next jury trial I can weasel into (not mine, of course), and see whether I can enter the information quickly enough during voir dire.

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