Cider Makes You Run An iOS App On Android

Cider Makes You Run An iOS App On Android

The Open-source environment that the Android have led to many useful apps, but all is about to change. The Next Web reported that there is a mobile OS compatibility architecture called Cider, that can run all iOS applications alongside Android apps.

Six students of Columbia University Department of Computer Science developed the Cider Project but sadly the project is still a prototype and the performance isn’t smooth but by the looks of it, things can improve in the future. The iOS apps you can use right now is limited, many apps like the camera, GPS and radio, require access to certain hardware resource, fail to run because of Cider support issues.

Knowing Apple, I doubt they will let their apps run on other platform. But if they’re willing to grant access, many of their long-time users could make the switch to Android or can access their purchased iTunes content on Android. It’s not clear about the availability of Cider or about the legality of this process, we’ll just have to wait and see.

In the meantime you can check out the video demo of Cider on a Nexus 7 (2012).

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