OverDrive Media Console v2.2
With a desire to see what ebooks my library had to offer, I installed this app onto my iPad (iPad model MC824LL (which is the iPad 1 model)), running iOS v4.3, via the App store.
As far as I can tell OverDrive is only a DRM protection application.
All the search and read functions appear to be in Safari.
With the aid of a Library eTech, I was able to locate an available ePUB book, and download it. However, once the download was completed, the book never showed up in the OverDrive “library” section. At this point, I contacted OD Tech support.
The OverDrive tech support, appears to be an automated email filter system, in which the term “iPad” is filter out as “iPhone”.
Also, every response from the OD Tech support took a full 24 hours.
Each response requested that I do things to my iPhone to attempt to successfully load any audiobook. Note: “audiobook” not “ePUB”.
Unfortunately, the majority of the iPhone fixes, do not relate to the iPad.
After two weeks of steady work, with the OverDrive Tech support I was never able to find a single book in the OD Library screen.
My local library only has 312 ePUB books available.
The DRM protection scheme only allows one instance per book at a time.
You cannot return a ePUB book early.
Each book is checked out for 21 days.
I can only request 3 books at a time.
Looking at this; 300 books, checked out for 21 days each, each with 1 or 2 people already in the que, I’ll be waiting one to two months for any given title.
While OverDrive Media Console v2.2 looks really commercial quality, for ME, it did not work. I would rate this with a single star (for looks) at the app store.
Note: I assume that I am an unusual case and that for 90% (or better) of iPad users, this application would work fine – but not for me.