A few days ago we had reported that Koush, the developer of ROM Manager and DeskSMS, has released a new app in the Android Market known as ‘Tether By ClockworkMod’. The app allows users to USB tether their 3G/4G connection to their PC, and it did not require root access, a tethering plan and was completely undetected by the carriers. Thus, it was only a matter of time before it was booted off the Android Market in the United States, and Sprint was the first carrier to pull the trigger.
Now, Koush and the CyanogenMod team have a new idea – an App Store for apps that require root access. As the name suggests, the App Store will contain all root related apps, visual voicemail, game emulators, one-click root apps and other ‘legal’ apps that were removed from the Android Market for no certain reason.
Koush had also approached Amazon with this idea, but they were not really interested. If the App Store goes live, the CM team will be charging a portion of the total sales so as to fund the CyanogenMod project, the server requirements etc. The App Store will not be an exclusive to CM only. It can be included by any of the custom ROM developers in their ROM.
So, if you like this idea of an App Store from the CM guys that will contain all root related apps, head over to this status update on Google+ and voice your opinion!