Today, we released updates for our Android and iPhone/iPad apps, which include many enhancements that users have requested. When you install the updated apps on your device, here’s what you will see:

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 “Website Finder”

The in-app library “Website Finder” for iPhone/iPad is another step toward bringing the entire download experience into the app. You can now save a library’s digital collection website—before you download a title—simply by clicking on the “star” icon next to the collection’s name. This makes it even easier to return to a library’s website the next time you want to borrow an EPUB eBook or MP3 audiobook from the library. The Android and BlackBerry apps already had this functionality and the upcoming Windows Phone 7 app will, too.

The system requirements for the Android and iPhone/iPad apps are still the same. The free apps can be installed on phones and devices running the Android OS v1.5 (or newer) or iOS v4.0 (or newer). If you already have the apps installed on a device, you’ll receive an update notification. If you’re new to library eBook and audiobook apps, you can find the OverDrive apps in the Android Market, the iTunes App Store, or OverDrive’s software page.

Dan Stasiewski is public relations manager for OverDrive.

7 Responses to “OverDrive’s eBook & audiobook apps for Android & iPhone/iPad updated”

  1. Liam Hegarty

    I have an ipod. I get frustrated because I cannot search for items that are available now and for formats simultaneously. How about that for the next upgrade?

  2. Sean

    @Liam

    I have the same complaint when searching my library’s OverDrive catalog on my iPad. I have installed an alternative web browser, Atomic Browser (but there are a bunch of others to choose from), and then I change my User Agent (also referred to as “Indentify As”) so that the websites I visit think I’m using Firefox rather than the mobile Safari browser. When I do this and visit my library’s OverDrive catalgo, it will show me the full site and the Advanced Search with format and availability and other limits will all work for me.

  3. Rob Lape

    My recent downloads are now opening and showing both pages like a traditional book. How do I revert back to where the screen shows one page at a time. This only occurs when Im using overdrive. Thank you.

  4. Barbara

    I have an ipod touch. Audiobooks using your software had worked quite well, then the sleep timer feature was added. I have tried to turn it off or change the timing, but it turns itself off every few minutes anyway. If I remove and reinstall the software, do I lose my books?

    • Brianne Carlon

      Hi Barbara, I have submitted your issue to our support team. You should receive a response shortly. Thanks for posting. -Brianne

  5. Duane Chaffee

    I have been downloading book for my Ipod touch for a while but now I’m getting Error 0x80070057