How to run Android app on Windows PC using YouWave – Bluestacks Alternative
YouWave is an Android virtualization software that lets you run Android 2.3 Gingerbread on Windows PC. You can also use YouWave to test Android apps, and can even run messaging app such as Whatsapp on a Windows PC.
Installation is pretty easy and YouWave works quite fast and smooth on my machine. Internet connection is working out of box.
When launched for the first time, YouWave allows you to select few apps to be installed; such as Amazon AppStore, Android AppStore, Whatsapp, Alchemy and Maxthon Browser.
However, official Google Android Market and Google Apps are not included in YouWave, but there’s might be workaround to install it on VM according to YouWave.
Amazon AppStore can be alternative for download Android apps but currently limited to US residents only.
How to install Android apps in YouWave?
Obtain apk files of the apps, put in “C:UsersUserAccountyouwaveandroid apps” and double click to install.
For example, I try installing Dolphin Browser HD using apk and it works perfectly.
Whatsapp running on my Windows 7 PC, how cool is that?
You can type using virtual keyboard using mouse and also using physical keyboard. When verification using phone number, you can check verification by using phone call and enter the given code.
Using YouWave, I can run Medscape medical app on my Windows 7 PC. It’s cool considering no official Medscape app available for PC and saves me hundreds of bucks buying an android device just to use this medical app.
Using YouWave, i can test lots of apps, live wallpapers, tweaks, etc and best of all YouWave is already rooted by default.