ebrary Announces New Android App

Less than six months after launching a dedicated iOS app, ebrary®, a ProQuest business, today announced a new Android™ app that will be freely  available on Google Play this summer. With the increasing popularity of smart phones, tablets,  and other devices, researchers will have a more optimized way to discover and use e-books,  online and offline, on any Android device in addition to the iPad®, iPhone®, and iPod touch®.
“There are an estimated 300 million active Android smartphones and tablets worldwide, with  850,000 devices activated daily. Android has proven popular among the students, staff, and  faculty who use ebrary for their research,” said Matt Barnes, ebrary’s Vice President of  Marketing. “The launch of our Android app is a direct response to the many requests we’ve  received from users who want a way to utilize scholarly e-books from trusted publishers on the  device of their choice.”
ebrary’s Android and iOS apps work with e-books acquired under all of ebrary’s acquisition  models including the 75,000 titles available through Academic Complete™, the industry’s first  and only aggregated e-book subscription to be designated as a CHOICE Outstanding Academic  Title. The apps also provide optimized access to local content uploaded by libraries via  DASH!™ (Data Sharing, Fast), a unique feature of Academic Complete and other ebrary  products.
Key features and benefits of ebrary’s apps include:
Freely available with any ebrary library product
 Online and offline reading
 Seamless downloading of full titles
 Simple and advanced search
 Multiple navigation controls
 Table of contents with relevancy rankings
 Early check-in of ebrary’s e-books
 Copy and paste with automatic citation for offline documents
 User configurable download size warnings
 Import and use documents from other sources
 Supports English and Spanish (UI)
 Optional sign-in with Facebook user name and password