Ziggy’s Time Traveler Emergency Reference for iOS is a ‘just in case’ tool to help in the case of accidental time travel (assuming your phone makes it along with you, that is).
Have you ever wondered what would happen if you woke up in the past? Dependent on your schooling and memory, would you be able to really take advantage of the situations?
“Did I memorize enough important dates? Could I ‘invent’ the transistor and get crazy-rich? Wasn’t there… some sort of war or something I should know about?”
In the film ‘Back to the Future’, a character uses a sports almanac from the future to make his fortune. Ziggy is kinda like this, except with an emphasis on history plus technical documents that you can use to ‘invent’ your way to success. It gives you the tools you need to be that, getting rich off of known sports results, intimate knowledge of historical events, and so on.
If something like this were to happen to YOU, wouldn’t you rather be prepared? Would your knowledge of how to use word processors and drive cars be enough to survive and get rich in, say, the 1880s? 1940s? England of the 1600s? Wouldn’t it be nice to have a pocket database designed SPECIFICALLY for time travelers? If so, then YOU need Ziggy!
No internet connection is required
Seriously. That’s the whole idea, the data lives on your phone.
Here’s a link to the iTunes store entry for the app. If you don’t already have it, you should buy several copies immediately. SEVERAL.
If you’re someone who profited greatly in the past due to this app, please feel free to send me a big chunk of money. To avoid the danger of paradox, wait until the day you ‘left’ before making the transaction, but seriously… send money.
Very cool and interesting app. One suggesion though: add a feature that allows me to check what happened on a specific day in a selected span of years (eg, events that happened on February 1st from 1900-1950).
It also needs some historical stock prices and sports results.
Android any time soon?