Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Improvements coming to the OverDrive app for iOS and Android on 8/20

Attention Library2Go users! We're excited to share that there are some big improvements coming to the OverDrive app on August 20th.

These updates include:
  • Simplified menus in the app
  • When you open the app, it will automatically take you to the last spot you were reading/listening to a downloaded book 
  • On iOS devices - you can now vary the playback speed of audiobooks
  • If you use multiple libraries (e.g. Library2Go and Multnomah County), it's easier to switch between libraries
To upgrade to OverDrive Media Console 3.0, you need to have iOS 6.0 or Android 4.0 on your device. Depending on your device settings, your app may update automatically, or you'll be prompted to install the update.

If you have an older device, the current app will still work. OverDrive reports they will roll out these improvements for the Blackberry app and Windows Phone in the future.
Check out the video preview for the new app:

After the updates next week, hopefully you'll never feel like this again!