Ios app developer, Riley Testut worked on video game emulation for several years. He has just launched a new project. This project is capable to change up up the whole Ios ecosystem. Testut names it as AltStore. Basically, it is an alternative to Apple’s App Store. According to the App developer, push the boundaries of iOS. AltStore supports own Nintendo emulator which is known as Delta. It will let everyone play Super Mario or other classics on the iPhone and iPad. It will not require jailbreak on the user’s iOS gadget. Anyone can download Apple AltStore right now.
Testut launched AltStore earlier today. It is released in the early preview form. The full version of AltStore will launch this Saturday, 28th September. The Testut’s full Delta emulator as one of the available apps in the store. Its open-source project is available on GitHub.
Delta Lite is a version of Delta. It is available in the preview that supports NES games. According to Testut, the full version of this app will support SNES, Game Boy, Nintendo 64 platforms, Game Boy Advance with many more to come. With Ios 13’S Sony DualShock and Xbox One Support, it was told at WWDC that a user can play those games with a standard game console controller. It can also be played by any MFi-supported gamepad.
Other than this, Apple is now the most restrictive around the enterprise program in a few years. It also discovered that Facebook and Google were both misusing this program. They misused to distribute VPN apps to regular consumers in full Apple control. It means that the company can annul the access at any time from anyone. Testut also mentioned that there a new way that will be difficult to shut it down.
I don’t know how fast they’d react and what they would do, but even in the worst case, I think there’s still a path forward for AltStore. As long as iTunes can sync apps, Alt Store can work.
Let’s see how it goes!!