Another thing at the Google I/O 2012 conference is that BlueStacks announcement of their application, allowing the mac to load Android apps. If you don’t know who BlueStacks is, BlueStacks is a start-up company that created an Android App player that allow users to run Android apps fast and full screen on Windows PCs and tablets.
BlueStacks created a mock wedding on Wednesday afternoon outside the Google I/O conference to announce of the early public-beta of the application for the Mac. BlueStacks’ CEO, Rosen Sharma, said that bringing the BlueStacks application to the Mac will create an incentive for Android app developers to create hi-resolution Retina quality app to go with the new MacBooks with Retina display. Rosen Sharma also said in a statement
“By bringing Android Apps to Mac we are breaking open the Apple ecosystem, which has traditionally been closed.”
BlueStacks said that they are working with HandyGames to have their games available to from BlueStacks. Also, with their Android app, users can bring in most applications from their Google Android Phone to their Mac.
BluStacks said in a press release…
San Francisco, Calif. – June 27, 2012 – BlueStacks today announced the release of the Mac version of an Android App Player in public alpha. The downloadable software, currently free of charge, was made available on the company’s homepage, BlueStacks.com. The software is powered by BlueStacks’ patent-‐pending LayercakeTM technology. The initial release features several apps from the company’s developer partners, such as HandyGames, Creative Mobile and Pulse, with the next release scheduled to expand things even more.
The company launched a PC version in March of this year that reached one million downloads in just nine days. “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.”
“We love any new distribution channels that open up to us and this is a big one.” Said Andrew Zhang, CEO of popular app developer Droidhen, maker of the “Defender” series. “Mac users also spend more money – we’re excited to have our apps involved.”
“HandyGames has a history of trying new things and seeing what sticks,” said Markus Kassulke, CEO of HandyGames. “Working with BlueStacks on the PC version has gotten us a boatload of new discovery for Clouds & Sheep and our other apps. We’re looking forward to this next frontier.”
The launch event took place in a large wedding tent across from Moscone West, where the Google I/O conference is currently underway. The ceremony and demo was attended by Android developers from around the world. Developer partners of BlueStacks include HalfBrick, Evernote, Droidhen, COM2US and many others. The company posted a signup on their website for more developers who would like a Mac version of their app.
You can download the BlueStacks application for mac at http://bluestacks.com/bstks_mac.html.