Mobile network carriers are good at removing any apps that they don’t like from the Android Market. These include tethering apps, emulators and the like. The CyanogenMod team is juggling with the idea of an app market for root apps.
Koushik Dutta, a member of the CyanogenMod team, said the following:
I’ve been bouncing this idea around for a while now, and it seems like an even better idea now, given my recent brush with this problem: we need an App Store for root apps. We also need an app store for apps that are getting shut down for no good reason, other than carrier, or some random corporation doesn’t like it.
This would be the place to download any apps which is full of banned and root apps, and could be bundled with any custom ROM.
This is an amazing idea, and it would be great to see this in CM.