It’s a big day for OverDrive and all of our library partners. Today, we released OverDrive’s audiobook app for iPhone, which enables users to wirelessly download MP3 audiobooks from OverDrive-powered library websites directly to iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. If you have a patron who has asked for an iPhone app, just tell them to search for “OverDrive Media Console” in the Apple App Store. And like all OverDrive audiobook apps, the iPhone app is free.
Speaking of our other applications, today we also pushed out updates for OverDrive Media Console for Windows, as well as our BlackBerry and Windows Mobile apps. Here’s what the users can expect from the updates:
- OverDrive for Windows v22.214.171.124 includes improved support for transfer to OverDrive’s BlackBerry, Windows Mobile, and Android audiobook apps.
- OverDrive for BlackBerry v1.0 moves the app from beta to official release, with a few fixes to enhance the user experience.
- OverDrive for Windows Mobile v1.1 updates the user interface to match our other mobile apps. (Required update)
Even with all of today’s updates, we’re already planning the next generation of OverDrive apps. If you visited our PLA booth, you probably saw a very early version of the next gen OverDrive for Android, with support for both eBook and audiobook downloads in a single app. We’re also working to integrate eBook downloads into our apps for other mobile platforms. We’ll have more info on all of our next generation apps as it becomes available.
In the meantime, if you have any questions about OverDrive’s audiobook app for iPhone or any of today’s updates, feel free to leave a comment below or email firstname.lastname@example.org.