CyanogenMod Application Store for Banned Applications
Most of the Android enthusiastic know be aware of CyanogenMod Team a customized, aftermarket community based firmware distribution for several Android devices. The original idea was from one of CyanogenMod team members Koushik Dutta.
He has developed lot of root applications. One of his recent application ClockworkMod Tether got banned from Android Market. According to Koushik:
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)
He also spoke with Amazon but they also shot him down. That led to a idea why not create an alternative AppStore to host applications that got banned from Android market moderated by the CyanogenMod team. The application will be available for all ROMs (Custom and Stock) They would take a small cut from developers for paid application to main the server cost. So developers who’s application got banned from Android Market will get a chance to host them in CyanogenMod Application store. Personally I think it’s a good idea because I have seen lot of nice application disappearing from Market because in someway violated the market’s terms of service.
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