Other Things

(a blog)

Other Things is the blog of Things Made Out Of Other Things, makers of Eucalyptus – the library, to go – for the iPhone and iPod Touch.

Seeking Spine-Chilling Stories


It’s October, and we’re looking for your favorite scary books. From the mildly morose to the positively petrifying, there’s lots to choose from with Eucalyptus, and we want to present the best as Halloween Picks in the app.

What do you think your fellow readers should be sinking their teeth into this Halloween? Whether well known, or more esoteric, promote your Pick as a public comment below, or send it to picks@eucalyptusapp.com. We'll be featuring the best in Eucalyptus over the Halloween weekend.

Up to about 55 words fits on a Reader Pick card in Eucalyptus, so around that…

Euclayptus on the iPhone in latest Apple TV commercials

We're pleased to see that Apple has selected Eucalyptus to be one of the apps installed on the iPhone in their latest TV commercials. We think it's in great company.

Sharp-eyed viewers will see the icon in the Dine and Nature ads, as the finger reaches to launch other apps.

On the TV!

Don't Panic…

Some very exciting news! In conjunction with the publishers Pan Macmillan and Missing Ink Studios, the first book apps embedding the reader from Eucalyptus are now on sale! They're available worldwide, except in the USA and Canada.

If you're a fan - and probably even if you're not - you'll have worked out from this blog post's title what books I'm talking about: all the books in Douglas Adams' seminal Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy trilogy, reissued to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the first book's publication.

There are five apps available - one for each book in the trilogy…

Eucalyptus Notebooks Are Here!

An exciting delivery today! The final prints of the Eucalyptus notebooks have arrived!

Read this earlier post to find out how to get your hands on one.

In the fine traditions of the Internets, here are some unboxing pictures:

The Box
The box arrives...

Pick a Book, Get a Book

Reader Pick Card

Sharp eyed readers will have noticed the first "Reader Pick" appearing in Eucalyptus' "Picks" view alongside the Staff Picks this week. We're hoping to have many more of these in the future. With just the two staff pickers, there's probably some unintended bias in the Staff Picks so far, just because of personal preference. With the new Reader Picks filling out the selection, you'll hopefully get a more rounded, diverse assortment.

Who writes the Reader Picks? You do! If you have a favorite book, we'd love to hear it! We're looking for both the well-loved and the eclectic, so …