Wednesday, February 16, 2011

eBook App optimized for iPads, updates for Overdrive iPhone app


The OverDrive Media Console for iPad/iPhone v2.2 has been released, and it will optimize the eBook reading and OverDrive library browsing experience by utilizing the full iPad screen. Additionally, the app for iOs devices—including iPhone and iPod touch—now supports landscape and portrait orientation, and a new calendar icon displays the number of days remaining until the title expires.

OverDrive's app for iPad gives users wireless access to their library's EPUB eBook and MP3 audiobook catalog without a PC. Users can find their library using the app's "Get Books" feature, then browse for titles, check out with a valid library card, and download directly to the iPad. Brightness and text-size controls allow them to customize their eBook reading experience. Users can also create bookmarks and resume from the last point accessed. The eBook and audiobook titles from the library automatically expire in the app, so there is never a late fee.

The free app is available in the App Store, and can be installed on Apple devices running iOS v4.0 (or newer). Users with OverDrive Media Console already installed will be notified that an update is available.

OverDrive provides digital distribution services for more than 13,000 libraries, retailers, and schools worldwide with support for Windows®, Mac®, iPod®, iPhone, iPad, Sony® Reader, NOOK™, Android, and BlackBerry®.

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