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