OverDrive Updates Android and iPhone Apps

OverDrive App

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.

The OverDrive Media Console app for iPhone is available in iTunes and the Android app can be found in the Android Market and on OverDrive’s website.

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