Former Writer · Jan 16, 2012 at 01:00 pm

CyanogenMod Team Considers Deploying Proprietary App Store for Root Apps?

CyanogenMod is, at least statistically speaking, one of the most-used aftermarket ROMs of all time and has recently breached an impressive milestone of 1 million active users.

There are inherent things that come with having that many unique users. As XDA-Developers Recognized Developer, and CyanogenMod Team Recovery Guru, Koush has posted on his Google+:

As the project grows, so do our server requirements, hardware requirements, etc.

So, while kicking some ideas around camp, a really cool idea came up: a proprietary CyanogenMod App Store. It’s an easy concept; developers upload their apps to the proprietary store and the CM Team takes a small cut to help pay for server and hardware maintenance. Of course, this is not to be any regular app store and would be targeted for specific niches. As Koush explains:

Apps removed from the Market includes, one click root apps, emulators, tether apps, Visual Voicemail apps, and more. These are all completely legal (Nintendo emulators are fine, ROMs are NOT, there is a distinction).

So, developers would have another app store to upload their apps to and those with pulled apps could possibly give them a second chance at life. Based on threads like this one, a place like that for pulled apps is something some people would definitely love to see.

How do you feel about this? Is this a way to unify apps that are stricken from the Android Market by Google, or just a bad plan in general? Sound off in the comments!


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