Overdrive Demonstrates HTML5 Reading on the Wii-U


Overdrive is hoping to bring younger readers into the library to borrow digital books in innovative new ways. The company, famous for being the largest content distribution platform, showed off its Overdrive Read HTML5 platform today to Good e-Reader at the American Library Association Mid-Winter Conference in Seattle, Washington.

The Nintendo Wii-U is the latest generation console, featuring a tablet you hold in your hands that acts as a controller when you play games. One of the neat elements is that it has a fully featured internet browser that is HTML5 compatible. You can read ebooks on your Wii-U tablet or even sned whatever content that is on your screen to a large screen television.

The HTML5 reading app that Overdrive uses was originally developed by Australian based Book.ish. It had lots of potential, which is the reason overdrive purchased the entire company last year. The platform is now seeing a wider roll-out, and customers can borrow and read books on any HTML5 compliant web-browser.

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