Student project Cider runs iOS apps on Android

By Justin Kahn
May 15, 2014
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  1. A group of PhD students at Columbia University are developing a system called Cider that allows iOS apps to run on Android. It essentially tricks iOS apps into thinking they are running within their native framework. Rather than using the...

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  2. VitalyT

    VitalyT TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 1,671   +509

    There is absolutely no shortage of applications on either platforms these days, so why the hell?

    In addition, while it makes some sense bringing free applications to an otherwise commercial platform, what they are doing is the other way round.

    And A6/7/8 are totally custom CPU-s, with built-in capabilities, it just won't work.

    This is a stupid idea all around.

    P.S. I will be here to watch it fall on its butt before ever walking :)
    cliffordcooley likes this.
  3. JC713

    JC713 TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 6,846   +887

    Yeah that is true.
  4. trparky

    trparky Newcomer, in training Posts: 66   +7

    Anyone want to start a countdown to when Apple sues these guys into the ground?
  5. JohnnyStone

    JohnnyStone Newcomer, in training Posts: 26

    This would make sense on WP, but for Android not iOS, since WP uses 100% compatible hardware and still lacks apps.
  6. Fatihah A

    Fatihah A Newcomer, in training

    It would make sense if iOS users would like to convert to Android (on iPhone), but not the other way around. iOS is too rigid, esp for someone who has been using flexible Android for a long time
  7. Railman

    Railman TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 584   +78

    Gives the guys a break. This is a students project not a commercial proposition. Even so the experience gained in this exercise may well have applications in the future.
    cliffordcooley likes this.


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