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Most apps are made for iPhone but i would like to know if there is still a way to make iPhone apps work on Android? Emulator maybe?

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Perhaps you are going about it the wrong way. Instead of getting into emulation, why not see if a similar app is already available on Android? Which particular iOS apps are you trying to emulate? – Chahk Jun 9 '11 at 13:14
I am trying to emulate oDesk iPhone app. – Boris_yo Jun 17 '11 at 16:54

First of all I disagree with your premise. I would not say that most apps are made for iPhone. I think there is a pretty even split with most apps targeting both platforms. That being said it would be impossible to run an iPhone emulator on Android since the devices are so similar in processing power. In order to create an emulator you need to run it on a machine with much greater processing power in order to interpret the instructions, translate them into native instructions and execute them in a timely fashion.

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A computationally un demmanding app might run at a passable speed. But I suspect not enough of those to make it worthwhile. – justintime Jun 9 '11 at 7:06
Actually there might not be a need for emulation in the pure sense, since the underlying operating system is very similar. So it's very plausible to create an android app that would run iPhone apps. That said, Apple would probably sue the hell out of anyone making or distributing or using such an app. – trutheality Jun 9 '11 at 7:33
I'm downvoting this because providing an emulation wrapper for an app is not the same thing as emulating an iPhone and iOS. It's more akin to using WINE on Linux, which works despite the fact that you can run WINE on the same spec PC as you would install Windows on. Another example is the upcoming "Android Player" for the BlackBerry PlayBook. – Matthew Read Jun 9 '11 at 14:41
@CaseyB You can play lots of games with WINE, and same with the Android Player. – Matthew Read Jun 9 '11 at 16:46
@Frxstrem My comment said "providing an emulation wrapper for an app is not the same thing as emulating an iPhone and iOS". I obviously understand the distinction. The question doesn't say he wants to emulate iOS, it says he wants to run apps. – Matthew Read Jun 9 '11 at 16:46

Some Columbia University students have managed to get iOS apps running on Android with their Cider compatibility layer. As far as I can tell this is not something that is available to the public but it shows that there is some development effort into getting iOS apps running on Android.

I wouldn't get too excited yet though as most iOS apps run very very slowly and they also don't have access to most hardware features such as GPS.

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Again you beat me to it (+1). Maybe you want to include a link to more details? – Izzy May 14 '14 at 19:34

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