Hey there and welcome to a brand new edition of "Rating and Review" by EmuTime News.
Today we do not only bring you a Rating and a Review of iOSEmus but also interviews with the main developer, owner, and creator AiiR and new UI maker DubD3V.
What is iOSEmus?
iOSEmus is one of the most popular Cydia Alternative.
Where you can download any emulator, cydia app, ++ apps, games, and more for iOS (iPhone, iPad, iPod).
iOSEmus is one of the most famous Cydia alternatives and one of the first Alternatives to exist.
If you wanna know more of iOSEmus keep reading this report!
Now that you know what iOSEmus is, let us begin this new Rating and Reviews Edition with Exclusive Interviews.
iOSEmus was the most important Cydia Alternative over years. Now there are lot of Cydia alternatives.
iOSEmus still today is qualified one of the best out there!
Let's start with the Interviews so we can learn about iOSEmus history and new UI.
First "DubD3V", creator of the latest iOSEmus UI.
EmuTime: Welcome Dub to EmuTime News! Tell us. How did you ended making iOSEmus new UI?
DubD3V: Basically was looking for some web applications that were in need of some new UIs and stumbled on iOSEmus and it's funny because I used @ImAiiR service growing up so I showed him what I could do then it started from there.
EmuTime: That’s really a dream then! AiiR was super important for Emulators and Cydia Apps survival in the beginning and for some years. Tell me about iOSEmus UI, it’s iOS 11 style correct? Why that style?
DubD3V: Yeah it is the reason why I chose that style is because it was the first thing that came to mind hope to better the UI in the future as there is always room for improvement .
EmuTime: Now the new iOSEmus Icon has a change of look, you voted on that too?
DubD3V: Not really, its dope tho.
EmuTime: Yeahhh, looks really nice! So, you said you grown up using iOSEmus. How did it feel to work with AiiR and iOSEmus?
DubD3V: Honestly felt great when he said he liked the UI I developed for him .
EmuTime: Now Random Question Section. Ready?
EmuTime: What Smartphone you carry on your pocket daily and the model?
DubD3V: Brother, an iPhone 7.
EmuTime: Now completely out of topic question. Favorite Movie of all time for you?
DubD3V: The Social Network.
EmuTime: Ohhhh nice! Thanks for being here and answering our questions!
DubD3V: No problem!
EmuTime: Hey there and welcome to brand new interview by your favorite news form “EmuTime News”. There is Cydia Alternative really famous called @iOSEmusTeam . Today we have the owner, developer and App Signer AiiR. Welcome AiiR!
EmuTime: Thank for being here! So first of all. How did the idea of making iOSEmus came to you?
AiiR: Well, I started iOSEmus when I was in high school, and I was bored in my computer class. I was really into non-Jailbroken apps for iDevices, so I went to look for how I could start my own website, for me and my friends, so we could get our favorite apps, all in one place. This was when the date-trick was very well known, and wasn’t patched. The site started through weebly, a free site maker, but from then to now, a lot of changes has happened, to get what I host now.
EmuTime: Wow, so you didn’t know coding when you started?
EmuTime: Cool. I imagine at first took some work. So why the name iOSEmus and why the Red Color?
AiiR: The name is simple. iOSEmus split up, "iOS Emus" is just iOS, the operating system software for iPhones, and Emus, short for Emulators. For the color red, no real reason why. I just like the color red :)
EmuTime: That’s awesome! So tell me when did iOSEmus had its boom as famous.
AiiR: Well, I would say the first time it got popular, was when I was first hosting signed emulators, like nda4ios, and GBA4iOS. At that time, I was really stressed out with school, and nearly stopped working on the app. I'm glad I didn't stop working on it though. The one time that made iOSEmus very popular, was when Pokemon GO was first released. A ton of people were coming to iOSEmus to get a hacked version of the game. A few times this caused my site to go down, which wasn't shocking, considering the traffic load on the small server I had at the time.
EmuTime: Yes iOSEmus has huge boom of fame. How did you feel because iOSEmus got so famous?
AiiR: I was very happy to see traffic going up. "Wow, people are actually using this thing I made one day when I was bored", is pretty much the thoughts I had when I seen that. But at the same time, it made me feel stressed. At the same time the app was getting popular, I was in senior year of high school, where I had to really focus. This lead to some times where an app needed an update, but I had no time, or physical energy to do it. I was fine though, whenever I had spare time, I'd push out updates, and I'd let people know.
EmuTime: Yes it was hard ! So any future goal for iOSEmus ?
AiiR: Right now, I don't really have anything in mind. I've done all of the things I've wanted to see done with iOSEmus, so I guess right now, my goal is to keep it running for as long as anyone is using it. I've always tried my best to make sure the app is user-friendly, and I don't want anything getting in the way of that.
EmuTime: Yes, iOSEmus is easy to use and I like that. How many people use iOSEmus today??
AiiR: When it comes to daily users nowadays, it's not many. Depending on what's happened with certificates, daily visits range from 100-5000. It all depends on what people need from the app. I'm fine with not much traffic though, as long as people are happy with the apps they've been able download, I'm happy.
EmuTime: Now we go to our random question section! Ready?
AiiR: As ready as can be lol.
EmuTime: What Smartphone you have on your pocket? Also model and color.
AiiR:None in my pocket, but the device I use is an iPhone 6, though soon I should be upgrading. Not sure to what though. Regular black / grey. I didn't have a choice.
EmuTime: Yeah that happened to me too Lol. That was the only color available and that was what kept. Now really random question completely out of topic. What’s your favorite food?
AiiR: Am I allowed only 1 choice? or can I list off like, 3?
EmuTime: You can say all the food you want to mention haha!
AiiR: 1. Pizza. 2. Chicken Nuggets / Tenders. 3. Baked Spaghetti. Can't go wrong with any of these.
EmuTime: Haha, great choices. Now last question. What do you personally think it’s the best Emulator for iOS?
AiiR: I really enjoy RetroArch. While it may not be the best in a UI or easy-to-use standpoint, it works really well, especially when it comes to having multiple emulator cores, for different consoles.
EmuTime: Yes, completely understand. I think the most variety of consoles are in RetroArch. Well AiiR thank you for being here with us. It’s been a pleasure. Please if you wanna say any message to those who are reading us and also invite them to use iOSEmus.
AiiR: It's been a nice interview, thanks for having me. To those reading this, thanks for reading the interview, first of. And if anyone is looking for a one stop place for popular Apps and Games that aren't on the App Store, be sure to check out iOSEmus!
EmuTime: Thanks once again AiiR! Make sure to follow him on Twitter as @ImAiiR !
- REVIEW OF iOSEMUS -
iOSEmus first need to be installed.
The website is simple UI and easy to install. Anyone can understand how to install it with no help.
The installation was easy and fast with the "Profile" or "MobileConfig" File on settings.
Once you have it on your homescreen, both icons you can install look beautiful.
I'd say one of the best icons of cydia alternatives. Once entering the App you will see this new iOS 11 style UI.
First of all I think that on the home page of iOSEmus the icon logo should be bigger. It's to small.
Then you'll see most popular section with some apps which I think if should show more Apps there.
Then the Apps tab. Simple UI and great variety of apps but most importantly are signed. Love the check mark and x to say if its signed or not (signed is when a app is working for installation). Once you wanna install any app by tapping the app you want, it will take you to Safari. Once on the installation page of the app you'd like, You have the icon with the name of the app. The "Get" button really similar to the App Store one and looks really nice. Below that you will see a great description of the app you are about to download. Gotta say I like the descriptions, they are very professional.
Going back to the App there is the "Changes tab". There is not much to say about this one. There is only a small text saying whats new. I think this specific tab need some work. It's too simple.
Then is the Info tab. Where you can learn what they used to create the app, Web App version, learn of the developers and who signed the apps so you can enjoyed them.
iOSEmus is really well made. Overall I think there are small details to work on the UI but everything else is perfect!
Love the Red and white colors maintaining the company style. It is iOS 11 style but still original for iOSEmus.
They have lot of apps signed and working. Simply great.
Now EmuTime Rating is...
Our Rating of iOSEmus is 3.5 Stars. "It's all about Signed Apps".
We qualify iOSEmus as one of the best Cydia Alterntives.
How can I install iOSEmus?
Easy! Go to the website - iosem.us .
Then click one of the 2 icons you like the most.
A pop-up will come up, select allow.
Then it will take you to settings.
Select Install on the top right corner.
And then done on the top right!
That's it! Go to your homescreen and you will see it there.
Thanks to AiiR and DubD3V for the interviews.
Thanks to all who are reading this report.
Hope you all enjoyed.
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See you all on our next report.