Cyanogen MOD Platform Grants Deep Third-Party App Integration With Its Popular OS
Through a previously announced partnership with Microsoft, the Redmond software giant's already been taking advantage of deep level access in Cyanogen OS. Most notably, Microsoft was given the keys to bake its Cortana digital assistant
"Thinner bezel, better biometrics, faster processors... changes never cease, yet many people are still bored with their devices. Why is this? We think people are intuitively looking for a more natural way to interact with them. MOD enables this by effectively creating a new runtime, a new way to build services for the Android super platform," said Kirt McMaster, CEO & Co-Founder of Cyanogen.
For example, a developer could build an app/MOD that allows a user to schedule a ride-sharing service from within their calendar, or make a voice conference call from their Contacts list. There are already several planned MODs, including one called Truecaller that will identify incoming spam calls and texts in the native dialer and messenger apps so you can permanently block them.
MODs will start rolling out in March on devices running Cyanogen OS 13.0 and higher.