Student project Cider runs iOS apps on Android

By Justin Kahn ยท 6 replies
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 Russ-Puss Posts: 3,664   +1,949

    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. Jad Chaar

    Jad Chaar Elite Techno Geek Posts: 6,515   +974

    Yeah that is true.
  4. trparky

    trparky TS Addict Posts: 246   +115

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

    JohnnyStone TS Enthusiast Posts: 64   +27

    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 TS Rookie

    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 TS Booster Posts: 708   +101

    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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