As discussed in my earlier post “CLE on Your iPhone or iPod touch – Now More Than Just a Podcast!", West LegalEdcenter has launched a fully interactive app, CLE Mobile, for listening to audio on demand programs on the iPhone or iPod touch. And what a ride this project has been!
We began development several months ago – a herculean task when looking toward all we needed to do to get the app launched before year end. But with a commitment to the vision of creating West LegalEdcenter in a mobile environment and an absolutely terrific team of developers and business colleagues, I felt the experience one of the most rewarding in my career in CLE.
Intensely collaborative, the project gave me the opportunity to look at online CLE in new ways in order to ensure that we were providing the same high-quality customer educational experience our users receive at West LegalEdcenter, while also guaranteeing that the regulatory safeguards required by the state MCLE authorities were being met. I truly believe we have accomplished that goal.
Since our launch approximately two weeks ago, I’ve also enjoyed speaking with those attorneys who are now trying CLE Mobile. From attorneys new to West LegalEdcenter to those who have been taking online programs with us for years, the response has been overwhelming! Hundreds of programs have now been completed through the app. 25% of our users have completed more than one program. We’ve even had one attorney complete all of the 45 MCLE credits his state requires with CLE Mobile!
The latest news that I found very exciting comes from App Store. CLE Mobile has been listed as a “Staff Favorite”! With hundreds of thousands of apps on the Store and the number released growing by the day – I am thrilled by the acknowledgment.
As we move into 2010 in mere hours – watch for more news about additional mobile applications and enhancements to CLE Mobile. And as attorneys continue to evolve their practices, the technology for which they are looking and the ways in which they perform their jobs will change with them. It is exciting and interesting to be a part of that journey.
Happy New Year!