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    Lets face it. Apple does not allow many very cool apps for sale in the App Store because of their very tight (and in many cases unreasonable) restrictions. The developers of these apps (PDANet, MySMS and iBlacklist to name a few of the many) still want to earn a little revenue for their hard work and until now have been forced to come up with their own sales solutions on Cydia/Installer.

    Tonight the game will start changing as Jay Freeman (Saurik) releases the Cydia Store. Just moments ago Freeman announced on Twitter that "Tonight (late) a new Cydia will come out with one package 'for sale' (more over the next week): more details will be in Cydia." Developers of popular paid Jailbreak programs will be able to sell their applications straight from the overwhelmingly popular Cydia without having to worry about the hassles of independently creating sales solutions.

    Whats more is the Cydia Store will have many features to rival the App Store. According to Freeman in addition to application sales "There will also be a method of voting via the classic stars, but are linked by a review, which must first write a comment / review, and then you can vote. This feedback system will require a login which should be based on Google or Facebook."

    Freeman isn't the only one with a third party store to compete with Apple's App Store. RockYourPhone.com is another independent application store that is currently in development. The Wall Street Journal also mentions a third store thats name has yet to be revealed. While it is clear that there is a market for applications outside of the App Store it is not clear whether or not Apple will allow third party App Stores to compete without legal intervention. Freeman says he has lined up a lawyer in case Apple takes legal action. "The overworking goal is to provide choice," he says. "It's understandable that [Apple] wants to control things, but it has been very limiting for developers and users."

    [via Saruik on Twitter and wsj image via iptf]
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Cydia Store Going Live Tonight started by Cody Overcash View original post
    Comments 138 Comments
    1. bulletproofcupid's Avatar
      bulletproofcupid -
      Excellent point Bigperm26, I find it tiresome when the same stuff is listed via several different repo's. Keep the good times rolling.
    1. blkcadi's Avatar
      blkcadi -
      Quote Originally Posted by bulletproofcupid View Post
      I will be supporting the Cydia Store. Jail breaking does not mean expecting developers to work on excellent apps for free. Jail breaking means you are free of Apple dictating what you have on your (you paid Apple for it after all)iPhone/iPod. It also means you are free to use it how you want. My only slight worry is that developers will start being greedy, but hey, we have lived with Apple for years being greedy so lets get behind the developers who refuse to be bullied by Apple. Good luck everyone ;-)
      Ata girl, Saurik has my support too.
    1. playful_cyanide's Avatar
      playful_cyanide -
      Just wait for Apple to walk in on it's throne of lawyers. They'll beat the crap out of the store.
    1. wePhone's Avatar
      wePhone -
      It's not even out yet and everyone here is already douching it up.
    1. adsonjustin's Avatar
      adsonjustin -
      sweet. 
    1. cricketlang's Avatar
      cricketlang -
      jay freeman is apparently ready for apple to take action and has his lawyer all ready to go. this will probably turn into a very large case if it does get taken to court. i bet apple will go for cydia itself as a whole.
    1. TheOrioles33's Avatar
      TheOrioles33 -
      Quote Originally Posted by ZXMustang View Post
      Exactly, I aint paying for ****.
      You remind me of my friend of just bought an iPhone. All he does is download the "lite" versions of games and free stuff. You poor saps dont know what you're missing. Lots of great inexpensive apps out there. Cheap bastards.
    1. blazingangel1986's Avatar
      blazingangel1986 -
      Quote Originally Posted by him121213 View Post
      sounds cool.. even though i have already bought most of the apps

      what means of payment will be used?
      more than likely paypal will be used i guess
    1. sziklassy's Avatar
      sziklassy -
      Quote Originally Posted by andygev35 View Post
      This could be an outlet for TomTom, Garmin, Sygic and the like to offer up a proper gps solution for the 3G.
      Doubtful... big companies like that usually don;t want to step on Apple's toes...
    1. KeviN | NiveK's Avatar
      KeviN | NiveK -
      The day Has Come...
    1. Eiswritsat's Avatar
      Eiswritsat -
      i guess i better download as many free apps on my Phone before tonight
    1. Channan's Avatar
      Channan -
      I'm confused. How will this make getting Cydia apps easier? The only benefit I see to it is to read and write reviews. I've always wished I could hear what other people have to say about particular apps before installing them. Other than that, Cydia already has everything I need.

      There must be a good reason the "Cydia Store" is coming out; I'm not saying there isn't. I'm just asking what that reason is.
    1. iphonegig27's Avatar
      iphonegig27 -
    1. pakijawan's Avatar
      pakijawan -
      Revolution!!! &@#&@@ apple!!
      Now hopefully some companies will come to stage and post stuff too to sell like the GPS app.
    1. llj1137075's Avatar
      llj1137075 -
      Quote Originally Posted by pakijawan View Post
      Revolution!!! &@#&@@ apple!!
      Now hopefully some companies will come to stage and post stuff too to sell like the GPS app.
      Or you could just download xGPS for free.
    1. TheOrioles33's Avatar
      TheOrioles33 -
      Quote Originally Posted by llj1137075 View Post
      Or you could just download xGPS for free.
      Free for now. I see that app eventually costing something. I mean come on, all those programming hours and not getting anything out of it.
    1. jibaro3's Avatar
      jibaro3 -
      well this will stop my jailbroking iphone for good
    1. GregTheWang's Avatar
      GregTheWang -
      Eh, i don't think it's worth it. Sure it'll cut down a bit of time and a bit of hassle to download quickly, but cracks will fill the night sky.
    1. TheOrioles33's Avatar
      TheOrioles33 -
      Quote Originally Posted by jibaro3 View Post
      well this will stop my jailbroking iphone for good

      Why is that?
    1. imnotfunny's Avatar
      imnotfunny -
      "our cracks will block out the sun!"
      -the movie '300'

      umm i predict 90% of the apps on cydia...... will have price tags on them...... i think this will fail horribly....