Cyanogen introduced ‘MOD’ platform that allows the apps to integrate into the deepest level to provide enhanced features. This announcement is an outcome of the company’s collaboration with the tech-giant Microsoft. Last year, Microsoft made a deal with Cyanogen to integrate its apps among the pre-installed apps in the Cyanogen OS (based on Android) Smartphones.
And now with the introduction of Cyanogen’s MOD platform, we can expect several default apps provided by the Android to be replaced by the Microsoft apps in the Cyanogen OS. Apps like Google Now are very likely to be replaced by the Microsoft’s Voice Assistant, Cortana. In a way, the Cyanogen OS Smartphones will look more like a Windows Phone rather than an Android Smartphone. In addition to that, the ‘MOD’ platform will allow the developers to integrate the functionality of their apps in lockscreen, dialer, camera etc.
I know it is confusing. Let me make it clear. Say if the Skype app made use of the Mod platform offered by the Cyanogen to integrate their functions in the basic dialer app of your Smartphone. This will allow you to make Skype calls right away from the basic dialer app without having to open the Skype app. The same applies for other stock-apps such as Camera, Calendar and the lockscreen.
Cyanogen’s OS has already transformed Android in a much better way by allowing users to personalize their Smartphones in all the ways possible. Cyanogen’s ‘MOD’ platform will certainly take the customization of the Operating System to another level.
Let us know your views on how you would like the developers of your favorite app to make use of the Mod platform to enhance your user experience.
You might also like: RedCarpetRampage, a web application to let you help Leonardo.