OverDrive Announces E-Reader Apps

May 20, 2010

Ebook distributor OverDrive announced that it will release a series of apps that will combine ebooks, audiobooks, and interactive and multimedia content into a single application. The apps will be available for both mobile and desktop operating systems, including Windows, Mac, iPhone, iPad, Android, Windows Mobile, and BlackBerry. The software will serve as a single access point for all OverDrive-supplied content.

The software will be available first on the Android platform and is being developed under a license agreement with Adobe, and using the Adobe Reader Mobile 9 SDK. All OverDrive apps will support EPUB, PDF, and various content protection mechanisms, including library lending and expiration. A preview of the software will be available at BookExpo America on May 26-27 in New York City.