More great news for OverDrive users.Â The new Windows phone app is available for download from the Windows Phone Marketplace.
More from the press release:Â Readers at 15,000 public, school, and corporate libraries can now download eBooks and audiobooks directly to their Windows Phone with the free OverDriveÂ® Media Consoleâ„¢ app. This new app enables users to find a library that offers digital books, and then download and enjoy EPUB eBooks, as well as MP3 audiobooks, on their device. Libraries offer bestselling titles, such as â€œWater for Elephantsâ€ by Sara Gruen and â€œUnbrokenâ€ by Laura Hillenbrand, which can now be borrowed and enjoyed on popular Windows Phone devices, such as LG Quantumâ„¢, Samsung Focusâ„¢, and HTC Trophyâ„¢. Continue reading OverDrive app for Windows phone now available
From an OverDrive blog post:
OverDrive has made some enhancements to the apps for Android and iOS.Â They include:
OverDrive Media Console for Android (v2.2)
- Sepia display option for eBooks
- Screen-dimming override for eBooks
- Faster EPUB performance
- Sleep timer for audiobooks
OverDrive Media Console for iPhone/iPad (v2.2.1)
- Orientation lock for eBooks
- Night mode and sepia display option for eBooks
- Screen lock override for eBooks
- Improved range of font size settings
- In-app library â€œWebsite Finderâ€
Public, school, and college libraries now provide direct EPUB eBook downloads on BlackBerryÂ® mobile devices with the free OverDriveÂ® Media Consoleâ„¢ app for BlackBerry. Users at more than 13,000 libraries worldwide can wirelessly download and enjoy EPUB eBooks, as well as MP3 audiobooks, on their BlackBerry devices. Libraries offer best-selling titles, such as â€œThe Social Animalâ€ by David Brooks and â€œThe Helpâ€ by Kathryn Stockett, which can be borrowed and enjoyed using OverDriveâ€™s app for BlackBerry. Popular business eBooks and audiobooks, as well as titles in virtually any subject, are also available from the library using the BlackBerry app.
The OverDrive app for BlackBerry is available from OverDriveâ€™s website and the MobiHand Superstore. The app will also appear in BlackBerry App Worldâ„¢ in the coming weeks. To see if your library is a member of the OverDrive network, visit OverDrive Search. Continue reading OverDrive releases the Media console app for BlackBerry
From an OverDrive Press Release: Public, school, and college libraries now provide direct eBook downloads on the iPadÂ® with the free OverDriveÂ® Media Consoleâ„¢ app. The optimized app enables users at more than 13,000 libraries worldwide to wirelessly download and enjoy eBooks and digital audiobooks from a local library on the AppleÂ® device. Popular and best-selling titles, including â€œThe Girl with the Dragon Tattooâ€ by Stieg Larsson, â€œUnbrokenâ€ by Laura Hillenbrand, and â€œThe Hunger Gamesâ€ by Suzanne Collins, are a few of the Most Downloaded Books from the Library (www.overdrive.com/mostdownloaded). These digital books and more in popular genres like romance, mystery, thriller, and virtually every subject can now be borrowed from libraries and enjoyed in an optimized iPad app.
The OverDrive Media Console app for iPad is available in the App Store (http://bit.ly/OverDriveApp). To see if your library is a member of the OverDrive network, visit http://search.overdrive.com. Continue reading OverDrive Media Console app for iPad – direct library eBook & audiobook downloads
Yesterday, OverDrive released updates to the OverDrive Media Console apps for iPhone (iOS) and Android, which include the addition of one-click, automatic downloads and other enhancements to user experience.
At the same time, theyâ€™ve updated the mobile â€˜Virtual Branchâ€™ sites for libraries with a Project Gutenberg collection, enabling access to the 15,000 DRM-free EPUB Â eBooks on iPhone and Android. This gives users a chance to download an eBook directly to their iPhone or Android every time they visit your mobile site without waiting lists or holds.
More information and visuals about these OverDrive upgrades are available on the OverDrive Library blog.
OverDrive (www.overdrive.com) has released apps for iPhoneÂ® and Androidâ„¢ that enable users to download library eBooks and audiobooks directly to their devices for the first time. The free apps include a â€œGet Booksâ€ feature that guides users to their local libraryâ€™s digital catalog of best-selling and new release titles, allowing them to easily browse, check out, and download with just their device. More than 13,000 public libraries, schools, colleges, and universities now offer eBook and audiobook downloads via OverDrive, including institutions in the US, UK, Australia, Canada, and nine other countries. Continue reading OverDrive apps for iPhone and Android enable direct library downloads
Wow, great news for those of us with Apple devices.Â OverDrive announced today the availability of their free app – OverDrive Media Console for iPhone – in the iTunes store.Â Users can now download audiobooks (from their local library or a retail site) via wireless network directly to their Apple device.Â I am very excited about this since I was unsuccessful at downloading library audiobooks from OverDrive for my recent vacation, something to do with using a MAC instead of a PC.Â The For more information and to download the app, visit – http://bit.ly/OverDriveiPhone or see the press release.Â Android users, hold on to your hats, your app can’t be that far behind.
from an OverDrive Press Release:
OverDrive Audiobook App Now Available in Androidâ„¢ Market
Android app enables wireless audiobook downloads from libraries and booksellers
Cleveland, OH â€“ February 11, 2010 â€“ OverDrive (www.overdrive.com), the leading global distributor of audiobooks and eBooks to libraries and retailers, announced that its audiobook app for Androidâ„¢ is now out of beta and available as a full release. OverDriveâ€™s audiobook app for Android enables users to wirelessly download MP3 audiobooks from more than 10,000 libraries and major online retailers, including Barnesandnoble.com, BooksOnBoard.com, and Borders.com. Major devices, including DROIDâ„¢ by MotorolaÂ®, DROID Erisâ„¢, and Nexus Oneâ„¢, can now be used to access OverDrive-supplied MP3 audiobooks on the go. To install OverDriveÂ® Media Consoleâ„¢ for Android v1.0, visit the Android Market on your device or download directly from http://overdrive.com/software/omc. Continue reading OverDrive Audiobook App Now Available in Android Market
A press release from Overdrive, September 9, 2009
First in a Series of Mobile Apps for Over-the-Air Downloading From Booksellers and Libraries
(Cleveland, OH) – September 9, 2009 – OverDrive (www.overdrive.com), the leading global distributor of digital audiobooks and eBooks to libraries and retailers, announced the release of the first in a series of free digital book applications for mobile devices. OverDriveÂ® Media Console(TM) for Windows MobileÂ® (http://overdrive.com/software/omc) enables users with Windows Mobile phones to wirelessly download audiobooks, music, and video to their devices and play the titles with the same superior navigation features of OverDrive’s desktop software. To view a list of supported devices including Sprint Palm Treo(TM), AT&T Samsung Jack(TM), and Verizon HTC Touch Pro(TM), visit http://www.microsoft.com/windowsmobile/en-us/devices/default.mspx.
Continue reading OverDrive Releases Digital Audiobook Application for Windows Mobile(R)
If you are one of the 8,500 libraries using the OverDrive Media Console for digital audiobooks, you now have a new feature – compatibility with Microsoft’s Zune.Â Both DRM-free and DRM-protected (Digital Rights Management) audiobooks are compatible.Â This now opens up the direct transfer of audiofiles to Zune, iPod, and virtually all other mp3 devices.
For the full story, check out OverDrive’s press release.
or, skip the full story and just download the Media Console.
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