OverDrive Updates Android and iPhone Apps
Yesterday OverDrive updated their Media Console apps for iPhone and Android to add some new features.
They added one-click automatic downloads to reduce the number of steps required to download ebooks and audiobooks from libraries.
Access to 15,000 DRM-free EPUB Project Gutenberg ebooks was added to each library’s “Virtual Branch” for downloading whenever you want since there are no waits or holds on them.
Additionally, support for DRM-free EPUBs was added to the iPhone app for ebooks from other online sources (this features was already included in the Android app).
Other improvements to the Android app include a new user interface with an ebook expiration countdown calendar and a page-lock feature to keep the screen position locked in portrait or landscape.
The iPhone app received a boast in performance to increase page load time and the “Reader Settings” icon at the top of the page now fades away after 5 seconds.