Sacramento Public Library

OverDrive dropping Blackberry

4/2/2014
But don’t worry—our main eBook content provider will continue to support all other major formats.
 
Effective April 10, 2014, the OverDrive Media Console (OMC) mobile app for BlackBerry will no longer be available to download on BlackBerry, BlackBerry 10, and Playbook devices. OverDrive is the main eBook content provider for the Sacramento Public Library.
 
However, most of the patrons using our virtual branch have nothing to fear. OverDrive will continue to support a wide variety of device types, including Android, Kindles, Kobo tablets, Nooks and iPod/Mac. 
 
Or rather, about 99.7 percent of our users don’t need to worry. The company reports they made the change after BlackBerry users dropped to 0.3 percent of devices connecting to their software.
 
BlackBerry users with the app installed prior to April 10 will be able to continue downloading eBooks and audiobooks via OMC. However, no further development or testing will be dedicated to it.
 
OverDrive offers more than 30,000 ebooks and audiobooks, which can be borrowed for free with your library card.


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