If you ever wanted to check out the weather in the other camp, now you have a chance to do so without actually buying a Droid. Just download and install the alpha release of BlueStacks’ Android App Player and test it all out on your Mac.
Released on OS X after a successful Windows debut, the Android App Player is currently free of charge. It’s powered by BlueStacks
' patent‐pending Layercake technology and features several apps from the company's developer partners in this initial release.
Titles include Air Control Lite, Alchemy, Basketball Shot, Drag Racing, Elastic World, Facebook, Glow Hockey, Guns'n'Glory, Paper Toss, Pulse, Robo Defense, Seesmic, Twitter, Whatsapp, and Zebra Paint.
“Our PC version took off a lot faster than we had planned for. People are spending a lot of time on their smartphones and want the same experience on all devices.” said BlueStacks CEO Rosen Sharma.
“By bringing Android Apps to Mac we are breaking open the Apple ecosystem, which has traditionally been closed. Also, Android is struggling because of a lack of tablet applications. Developers now have an incentive to build hi-‐res apps to work on the resolutions like retina displays on the new mac for example,” Sharma added.
“We love any new distribution channels that open up to us and this is a big one,” Said Andrew Zhang, CEO of Droidhen, maker of the ‘Defender’ series. “Mac users also spend more money – we're excited to have our apps involved.”
According to BlueStacks' website, the wheels have been set in motion to launch over 400,000 Android apps through the Android App Player for Mac “in the very near future.”
Supporting both OS X Lion and Snow Leopard, the Android App Player can be obtained via the link below. Download Android App Player for Mac OS X (Free)