iEmu Open Source iOS Emulator For Android Has Officially Been Cancelled – RIP

It was only about 2 weeks ago we told you guys about an ambitious Kickstarter project aimed at emulating iOS apps on Android. There were more than a few hurdles the iEmu team were facing to get this accomplished but after gaining 100% of their $20,000 funding, iEmu is officially dead in the water. Guess, it wasn’t as easy as it sounded. The developer of the project has yet to provide any info or reasons why the whole project was cancelled regardless — we can say this is a sad, sad day. RIP iEmu.

Thanks, Molo!

[Via Kickstarter]

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  • Travillion

    Cancelling “…after gaining 100% of their $20,000 funding…,” sounds like a nice little boost to someone’s allowance. Just kidding, that’s the cynic in me.

    • acey_zero

      They don’t get any of the money if they cancel…

  • Bas Koene

    Who wants iOS on Android anyways. Android is so much better.

    • Chris Chavez

      I wouldn’t mind playing some iOS games on my Android device… o_O

    • Oğuzcan Ayverdi

      Nobody wants iOS on Android, but iOS apps on Android sounds like a good idea.

    • No_Nickname90

      I still have my iPod 2G because of some of the apps. They run way smoother than some of the same apps on my G2.

      • newdiedewdie

        heh.. it’s a G2, homie.

    • Robb Nunya

      Are you kidding? I’d pay cash, just to make some of the iFanbois cry.

  • SeanRinVA

    My bet is they got hit with a giant C&D from Apple.

    • leaponover

      No way, they wouldn’t C&D that but I guarantee they went a step further and told him he might “disappear” if he continues with the project.

  • RedPandaAlex

    I’d imagine it has something to do with a cease and desist letter with a gag order.

  • Nichard_Rixon

    It’s a bit too early for a Chris post =)

    • Chris Chavez

      HAHA! Working the early shift today and all next week xD

  • King_James_The_Wicked

    Sounds like they got the money they needed… no need to write the program.

  • Chrisrj8084

    Yeah I have to wonder what is going to come of the $20k they raised?

    • molomolo

      Refunded to the original accounts/cards…

  • Magus2300

    Yup. Almost certainly a C&D order from crApple.

  • UbuntuWillRule

    Don’t worry….i’m devoloping a similar project….but i need 100000$….

    • NightAngel79

      where do i send my check?

    • newdiedewdie

      Business 101: Learn how to spell “developing”, especially in front of potential investors.

  • acey_zero

    He said today on Twitter that he will make a post later today explaining the shutdown.!/cmwdotme

  • rayanb

    Update from iEmu:

    Update #1: why i canceled :)

    “Firstly I would like to say that I have been overwhelmed with the amount of support that I received for iEmu. I deeply appreciate all the support emails and pledges. After spending time discussing iEmu with various legal experts in the industry. I came to the conclusion that accepting funding for it would only make me more of a target for certain companies. I currently am not in a position to fight anything and have decided to take a different approach. This is by no means the end of iEmu! Stay tuned….”

    • ClayRogers

      I hate when people say firstly.

      • newdiedewdie

        or when people point it out.

  • JamieKeene

    As I understand it, Objective C (the language that all iOS apps are coded in) is copyright to Apple. It might be that creating that emulator would incite Apple’s lawyer army.

  • GiqueGEAR_Todd

    In an unrelated story … the Apple // emulator for Windows machines project has also been cancelled. The project sponsors were unavailable for comment, since it’s senior citizens day at the casino….:-)

  • CynicalBrony

    The minute I heard they were trying to emulate iOS, I knew they would be shut down.