A developer named Chris Wade has started a kickstarter project to hopefully develop an iPhone emulator for Android and other devices called iEmu. If you’ve ever been interested in running iOS or iOS apps on your Android device than this may be something you want to check out.
If you’re not familiar with kickstarter, it started out as a way for bands and other artists to make launch money for albums, tours and merchandise. It was quickly brought over to the tech world for start ups that had an idea and wanted to start with seed investors. Basically you go to the kickstarter page and pledge xx amount of dollars. Once the project lead has received a commitment for all the funds needed the donators get charged via credit card.
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As for iEmu Tech Crunch’s Greg Kumparak says that Wade will build iEmu on top of the QEMU emulator which is one of the easiest to implement.
Dylan Love over at SAI says their are obstacles for Wade to get over like the compass, pinch to zoom and bluetooth, were wondering if Love is familiar with Android at all, all of those features are part of Android already and can be accessed through the Android sdk. A little engineering should have Wade’s project working in no time.
If Wade has what it takes then this iOS emulator shouldn’t be too hard to get off the ground, but again we ask, who would want this? Let us know in comments.