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Black's Law Dictionary Application for the iPhone

By Kevin Fayle | Last updated on

EAGAN, Minn., April 27, 2009 - A Black's Law Dictionary application for the iPhone and iPod touch is now available from West, part of Thomson Reuters. The app features the most recent 8th edition of the dictionary, edited by Bryan A. Garner.

"The new iPhone application for Black's Law Dictionary is very exciting," says Garner. "The idea that you can have a very full, elaborate, complex and richly textured book like Black's available at your fingertips is fantastic."

"Black's Law Dictionary was a logical choice for our first iPhone application," said Justin Hummel, director, New Product Development, West. "It's a perfect way for any legal professional or law student to take Black's with them wherever they go."

The development of the Black's Law Dictionary app fell to two West employees who worked out the design and the data on a compressed product development timeline over the last few months.

"We worked a lot of things out as we went along. There was no book that told us how to develop and test an iPhone app," said Dan Bennett, senior director, New Product Technology, West. "Getting it to fly, so to speak, is a bit of a trick. We learned so much about the platform from building Black's that will really help us make future apps."

"I knew we could make an app that our customers would really love - one that would help them do their jobs better and interact more easily with the law. Black's Law Dictionary gave us that chance," said Jay Peyer, senior software engineer, Application Technology, West.

The Black's Law Dictionary app from Thomson Reuters is available for purchase on the App Store in Apple's iTunes for $49.99.

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About West
Headquartered in Eagan, Minn., West is the foremost provider of integrated information solutions, software and services to the U.S. legal market. West is part of Thomson Reuters. For more information, please visit the West Web site at

About Thomson Reuters
Thomson Reuters is the world's leading source of intelligent information for businesses and professionals. We combine industry expertise with innovative technology to deliver critical information to leading decision makers in the financial, legal, tax and accounting, scientific, healthcare and media markets, powered by the world's most trusted news organization. With headquarters in New York and major operations in London and Eagan, Minn., Thomson Reuters employs more than 50,000 people in 93 countries. Thomson Reuters shares are listed on the New York Stock Exchange, Toronto Stock Exchange, London Stock Exchange and Nasdaq. For more information, go to

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