Support for Blackberry to be discontinued by Overdrive

If you are currently using Overdrive on a Blackberry device, please take note of the following announcement from Overdrive.

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.

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.

In the past year, OMC for BlackBerry has experienced a steady decline in downloads. Only .3% of all visitors to digital library websites come from a BlackBerry device. After much consideration, OverDrive has decided to remove the app from BlackBerry App World and continue to focus our development efforts on more widely used platforms such as iOS and Android—both of which have more daily downloads than BlackBerry has monthly.

If you are impacted by this announcement and would like to keep enjoying our Overdrive collection, please keep in mind that we lend Sony E-Readers out to Windsor Public Library customers.

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