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.

Introducing Blio, with Eucalyptus Inside

Recently I (Jamie) - through Things Made Out Of Other Things - have been working very closely with the folks at K-NFB Reading Technology on bringing their ebook reading platform, Blio, to iOS. I'm delighted to be able to say that the Blio app is now available, for free, in the App Store. It runs on iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad (iOS 3.2 or above), and I think it's great. Blio library view on iPad 2 and iPhone 4 The reading interface is based on a greatly enhanced version of Eucalyptus' book display 'engine' I call libEucalyptus. I'm really excited that it's now available. Just like …

Eucalyptus on Sale for Thanksgiving!

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Travelling for Thanksgiving? Eucalyptus makes the ideal companion! That's why we're offering it over the holiday for almost half off the usual $9.99 price.

Why not take advantage of the offer to get what many say is the iPhone's most readable app? For less than the price of one traditional book, you can load up on free classic books from a library of over 20,000, and have a relaxing flight.

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Eucalyptus 1.3.1

Apple has now approved the Eucalyptus 1.3.1 update. This should fix the problems that some users with iPhone 3G and iPod Touch devices running iOS 4 have been experiencing.

Of course, Eucalyptus still looks great on the iPhone 4.

Problems on iPhone 3G and iPod Touch with iOS 4

We've found a bug that's affecting some users with iPhone 3G and iPod Touch devices that have been upgraded to iOS 4 and Eucalyptus 1.3. For affected users, Eucalyptus will crash shortly after launch. We have submitted Eucalyptus 1.3.1 to Apple to fix the problem.

If you're affected, updating to version 1.3.1 when it becomes available will fix the problem, and your library will remain intact.

Many apologies to anyone affected by the bug - we know how frustrating it is! Many thanks also to the few users who emailed us to report the problem - we couldn't have tracked …

Eucalyptus Looks Great on iPhone 4

Just in time for the July 4th weekend, Eucalyptus 1.3 is out! This is not a major feature update (hence the only-0.1 version number bump), but it does provide full support for iOS 4 features, and iPhone 4. We're excited about it - and delighted to be using it!

On all devices running the iOS 4 update that are also capable of multitasking Eucalyptus will stay 'alive' in the background, allowing you to get back to your book from other apps even faster (and we thought we were fast before!) It will also download books in the background, so you …