Do you have an Android phone but have Apple Mac computer or even wanted to run Android games on a Mac? Then you’re in luck.
Start-up Bluestacks has produced a software wrapper that allows Android apps to run on a desktop Apple machine. It’s a software designed to give people who want a constant experience with their favourite Android app, no matter where they used them according to Bluestacks.
Bluestacks said developers were signing up to get their apps working with the software, currently 17 Android developers have signed up including Creative Mobile, Handy Games and Pulse.
Rosen Sharma, head of Bluestacks said the software was designed to help “break open” the closed ecosystem surrounding Apple’s computers.
Lately there are estimates that suggest there are about 400,000 Android apps available. Founder and head of technology news website Pocket-lint Stuart Miles said,
“The appeal is likely to be more for gamers. You can have your favourite Android game on your desktop at work.”
This may also mean that people could get hold of free versions of iOS apps by going to an Android site, downloading it and running it on a Mac. It could mean that popular apps like Angry Birds can be downloaded for free instead of buying them from Apple’s Mac store.
If you head over to the Bluestacks website you can download the test version of the software.