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ALM Launches New Mobile-Friendly Web Sites for 14 Legal Publications

ALM Launches New Mobile-Friendly Web Sites for 14 Legal Publications

NEW YORK – May 16, 2013 – ALM, a leading provider of news and business information to the legal and real estate industries, today announced the launch of mobile-optimized versions for its family of 14 national and regional legal publications in the U.S.
The new mobile sites include those for national publications, such as The National Law Journal (http://www.law.com/jsp/nlj/index.jsp) and The American Lawyer (http://www.americanlawyer.com/), as well as coast to coast coverage via regional publications such as The New York Law Journal (http://www.newyorklawjournal.com/) and The Recorder (http://www.law.com/jsp/ca/index.jsp) in California.

 

Nearly nine out of 10 lawyers (89 percent) use smartphones and one in three lawyers (33 percent) use tablets for law-related tasks while they’re away from their offices, according to the 2012 ABA Tech Survey. In the last year, the number of visitors to ALM’s Web sites who are using mobile devices has increased by nearly 60 percent, far outpacing the growth from desktop and laptop users.
“ALM’s focus on developing state-of-the-art sites for accessing news content on mobile devices and tablets is in response to the adoption of mobile as a preferred means by legal professionals for how they wish to keep up to date on developments in the industry,” said Jeffrey S. Litvack, senior vice president of digital media at ALM. “These new sites put the latest breaking news from ALM’s national and regional publications right in the palms of our readers’ hands as they are on the go. The sites are optimized for tablets and smartphones including iPhones, Samsung Galaxy, Kindle Fire, iPads and BlackBerry devices.”
Navigating the new mobile-optimized ALM sites is simple and fast, powered by leading-edge mobile interfaces that are easy to use and allow for more content to be displayed on mobile screens. The sites are organized around “the Front Page,” which contains the latest breaking legal news from the user’s geography or other unique area of interest. Through a convenient dropdown menu, users can then access other content including recent court decisions, most viewed articles, articles filtered by practice area or topic, and even the latest employment opportunities posted to ALM’s national and regional sites.
“We’ve also integrated social media throughout the mobile sites, giving readers the ability to share their articles via Facebook, LinkedIn, Google + or email, directly from their mobile devices,” said Litvack. “And if at any time the reader wants access to the full ALM site, there is a simple link at the bottom of each page.”
The mobile-optimized ALM sites are powered by Gumiyo, a platform for multi-brand digital media companies that require rapid and efficient scalability to keep all their mobile digital assets up-to-date and in front of an increasingly mobile online audience. For more information, please go to www.gumiyo.com.

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