To launch an app store dedicated to banned Android applications – that was the idea that Koushik Dutta, a CyanogenMod contributor, threw on the table a couple of weeks ago. And did the crowd love it? You bet! The proposition has accumulated pages of positive feedback on Koush's G+ page, which is why team CyanogenMod has already rolled up its sleeves and started working on bringing the idea to life.
Of course, not all of the software available in the CyanogenMod app store will be free of charge. But then again, CyanogenMod is a project with over a million followers, and none of them is required to pay anything to use the popular aftermarket ROM. At the same time, supporting it is getting tougher due to the increased server requirements, among other reasons. That is why a portion of the profit made from the aforementioned app store will go towards funding CyanogenMod.
At this time, we don't really know when the CyanogenMod app store is expected to launch, but we will definitely be keeping an eye on the project.