Just Released: New Versions of OverDrive’s App for Android, iOS, and Windows 8 are Now Available
UPDATE September 15, 2014 Libraries Balk at OverDrive Changes by Andrew Albanese, Publisher’s Weekly
Versi0n 3.2 of the OverDrive app can be downloaded from Google Play, iTunes App Store, and Microsoft App store.
This update features the long-awaited elimination of the Adobe Authorization step from the app installation process—one of your most frequently requested enhancements! We expect this change will significantly reduce library support questions and provide excellent benefits to users like syncing reading progress across multiple devices and saving libraries and common searches.
First-time users will now be prompted to create an OverDrive account. There is no change for existing users who already have an Adobe ID or OverDrive account associated with their OverDrive app, even after they update to the newest version.
Users under the age of 13 can anonymously authorize the OverDrive app without creating an OverDrive account.
OverDrive v3.2 also includes the following updates:
- The app name has been shortened from “OverDrive Media Console” to “OverDrive.” To support the new name, the app website has moved to http://app.overdrive.com
- Users will be able to return Open EPUB titles before the end of their lending period. All formats that the app supports can now be returned before expiration.
About Gary Price
Gary Price (firstname.lastname@example.org) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. He earned his MLIS degree from Wayne State University in Detroit. Price has won several awards including the SLA Innovations in Technology Award and Alumnus of the Year from the Wayne St. University Library and Information Science Program. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com. Gary is also the co-founder of infoDJ an innovation research consultancy supporting corporate product and business model teams with just-in-time fact and insight finding.