OverDrive app to be featured in Android Auto demos at Google I/O conference
Exciting news for your library’s audiobooks! On May 28-29, attendees of the Google I/O conference in San Francisco will have the opportunity to demo OverDrive’s Android app with Android Auto support. Android Auto was designed to make it easy for drivers to more safely interact with apps, music, maps and more by showing the information clearly on in-car navigation screens. The OverDrive app will enable users to enjoy audiobooks they have borrowed from their library with simple onscreen navigation tools available in a variety of different car models. The OverDrive app will also be navigable via Google voice commands.
Android Auto extends the Android platform into the car in a way that’s purpose-built for driving. After connecting an Android phone to a compatible car, drivers will be able to “project” their experience onto their car’s in-dash display, giving them access to apps and services which have been optimized for the car with voice input and glanceable controls.
OverDrive continues to invest in the ease of use and broad applicability of its apps. This offers another opportunity for users to multi-task by enjoying library audiobooks on their commute or while they travel. OverDrive for Android with Android Auto support is coming soon.