A Store for Booted Android Apps

by: Christine TorralbaJanuary 21, 2012
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Good news to all developers who have been blocked from the Android Market! A new app is in talks of being developed especially for those who are in the black market. Highly respected developer Koushik ‘Koush’ Dutta of CyanogenMod and ClockworkMod Recovery recently released information of future plans to produce a specially-built app store exclusive to CyanogenMod. This app store is proposed to serve and welcome apps that have received the boot from the Android Market.

The idea first came from as a question Koush’s Google+ page, where all his other banned apps can be downloaded. The famed developer asked his readers about what they think of the idea. It was a proposal as an alternative to Android Market, when Koush’s own ClockworkMod Tether app got the boot after AT&T requested it.

As of this writing, the developer interface (app submission page) is a basic one; containing only a title, description and a change log. For developers who would wish to upload their content, they will have to wait as there is no APK upload file yet. This will have to come at a later date, as well as the official confirmation on the project.

Considering there are several other developer apps that got booted, it will not be hard to imagine several developers supporting this alternative to the Android Market. But until it gets official, we will have to wait for more updates.

  • larrygeary

    This seemed like a good idea, until the US government shut down Megaupload. Do you *really* want all these “controversial” apps on one site? I say no. Keep them widely disbursed, and as underground as possible.

    • Anonymous

      its not like the apps will be illegal, just rejected from the android app market.

      • Derek Anderson

        “its not like the apps will be illegal” yet!