Who is this ZodTTD? The story of this difficult-to-pronounce character is shrouded in mystery. Little is known but many know ZodTTD’s quality iOS apps.
A prominent figure in the iOS “jailbreaking” community, ZodTTD has a software repository built into the third-party app store Cydia. That makes perfect sense considering ZodTTD has been releasing apps for iOS before there was a public way of developing apps, before the days of App Store. ZodTTD provided video-game console emulators, games, and entertainment apps during the days of iPhoneOS 1.1. Back then, the only way to use any apps other than those Apple would provide was to “jailbreak” your iPhone or iPod and install apps people would release. Soon the number of apps and demand by people was overwhelming and third party app stores like Installer.app were made to ease the download and installing of such apps. ZodTTD was gaining media attention through impressive releases of cutting-edge software letting people were playing Sony Playstation games and Pokemon on their phones and iPods before Apple had App Store. They hosted their software software repository and it became quite popular. When Cydia was born, ZodTTD’s software “repo” was built-in.
ZodTTD’s story goes back further than the iPhone. It started with a handheld called the Tapwave Zodiac. The Zodiac was a PDA with gaming controls that ran PalmOS. ZodTTD had a Tapwave Zodiac and plenty of time. Using knowledge gained from programming homebrew software for the Gameboy Advance and with so much time, a favorite game was ported over to it. That game was Transport Tycoon Deluxe, or more specifically OpenTTD. Through ports of software, ZodTTD became what to this day is a great community who centered themselves around obscure handheld gaming devices. Such devices included Palm and WinCE PDAs, Zodiac, GP2X, iStation, Wiz, and many others. Many were very popular in South Korea and parts of Europe.
What was the name of the port of OpenTTD to the Tapwave Zodiac?
The name was ZodTTD and the rest was history.