AMITIAE - Wednesday 2 October 2013
Transport Tycoon Released for iOS Devices (and Android)
By Graham K. Rogers
The developers of the app are 31X with Origin 89 Technologies. The app was created in collaboration Chris Sawyer who created the original game that took up so much of my leisure time on my last PC (before switching to Macs).
The download takes a long time, with the download screen on iTunes showing that the app comes in at 129.5 MB. Doubtless there will be data as the games are played, adding to the disk space that Transport Tycoon will potentially eat up.
Installing the app also takes a few minutes on the selected device. Even when iTunes had finished its synchronisation process, there was still an indication on the app icon itself that other installation processes were taking place.
The app requires iOS 5.1 (or greater) and can be installed on the iPhone and iPod touch as well as the iPad. The information on the iTunes page tells us that it is "optimized for the iPhone 5".
Needless to say, once installed I will be taking a close look at Transport Tycoon (and will perhaps try to make up for some lost time).
See also:Transport Tycoon for iOS Devices (2): Early Impressions
Graham K. Rogers teaches at the Faculty of Engineering, Mahidol University in Thailand where he is also Assistant Dean. He wrote in the Bangkok Post, Database supplement on IT subjects. For the last seven years of Database he wrote a column on Apple and Macs.
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