6 students develop software allowing iOS apps to run on Android devices

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CS@CUSix students from Columbia University developed software called Cider that allows native iOS apps to run on Android devices, 9to5Mac reports.

The possibility of iOS apps running in the Android OS (and vice-versa) may involve legal issues as it’s an open door for piracy and ripped versions of apps. While Cider was deemed a prototype project, a full paper was already published on the university’s website in PDF format. But, as of this writing, it’s unavailable.

For now, you may watch how Cider works on a Nexus tablet in the following video that shows an iOS app running on the Android platform (it still includes some glitches).

I doubt it if this will push through, as Apple can strike this down at any time.

What do you think? Will this project bridge the gap between Android and Apple users if launched?

Via [9to5Mac]

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