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  • ThemeIt: A New Theme Store App Brings Competition to Cydia
    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BNZph_jmf0o]YouTube - Theme it, the theme store - Teaser 1a (with sound) : the iPhone app[/ame]


    It's easy to see that one of the most successful items sold in the Cydia store hands down is Winterboard Themes. With hundreds of designers and millions of users theming their iPhone, iPod and iPad, it creates quite a community of people. Since Cydia aquired Rock, every theme you purchase generally comes through Cydia, unless you perhaps donated to a designer.

    With less than only a day left before it's launch, there are some variables that could shake up the "competition", indirectly bringing some headaches to our iPhone god, Saurik, the man behind Cydia. In fact, Saurik has already been in touch with the folks behind ThemeIt, and has politely asked that they hold back on releasing such a product, but ThemeIt is keeping it's plans to release. However, over the course of all of this, it sounds like ThemeIt has lost their original repository partner, and that word has been travelling from within the community encouraging themers to stay away from the project. No Comment.

    An artcile over at ReadWriteWeb, goes into detail on the response given from ThemeIt, speaking out about their view on competition and in the end, only seem to make things more heated, not really helping the situation.

    Well community? What do you think? Is there room for another App Store? As much as I want to see the theme community push for upgrades and new ways to be a part of it all with ease and intuitive browsing, I can only see a headache forming for both Saurik, and ThemeIt from this process. In my opinion, things need to be closely discussed between ThemeIt and Saurik to come to a reasonable solution. We'll keep up with this release tomorrow and let you know what happens. I'll try and get Saurik to give us his thoughts as well so it's not all hear-say... yeah thats right I gave my opinion anyways.

    From ThemeIt:
    A carefully designed platform (application and website) allowing focus on high-quality themes and also the artists behind the themes in a way that wasn't possible before… it's the Theme Store you've been dreaming of using.

    With some of the best theme creators already on-board we can guarantee you'll have access to amazing and exclusive content in an environment that's sure to meet everyone's needs. Focusing on high-quality, complete themes, the goal of Theme it isn't to have a million themes in the gallery… but the best ones available.

    The platform includes a very user-friendly website and an iPhone/iTouch application to showcase and distribute the themes with instant access to the information you really want, such as screenshots, details, compatibility and much more. You'll also have the opportunity to learn a little more about the artists that create the themes you love and use. A section will be dedicated to these wonderful designers.
    Sources: ReadWriteWeb, ThemeIt
    This article was originally published in forum thread: ThemeIt: A New Theme Store App Brings Competition to Cydia started by nickhesson View original post
    Comments 340 Comments
    1. GellBrake'rrrr's Avatar
      GellBrake'rrrr -
      Can't wait for it to run as smoothly as it should. I have /finally/ gotten past the create a log in stage. Now I'm only getting the "site unavailable".....

      But that is a good thing! It may suck now..... But the whole picture is that /A LOT/ of people are ready for a change. Saurik's new themes addition today is awesome!!! I love how he segregated the themes so that we don't have to dig through irrelevant ones. But, having a site that challenges another is what will be beneficial to us all!!
    1. toyvan's Avatar
      toyvan -
      Quote Originally Posted by StealthBravo View Post
      Exciting times for themes!
      Yes indeed!
    1. StealthBravo's Avatar
      StealthBravo -
      Quote Originally Posted by GellBrake'rrrr View Post
      Can't wait for it to run as smoothly as it should. I have /finally/ gotten past the create a log in stage. Now I'm only getting the "site unavailable".....

      But that is a good thing! It may suck now..... But the whole picture is that /A LOT/ of people are ready for a change. Saurik's new themes addition today is awesome!!! I love how he segregated the themes so that we don't have to dig through irrelevant ones. But, having a site that challenges another is what will be beneficial to us all!!
      Yes sir
    1. Nickaroni22's Avatar
      Nickaroni22 -
      So are you just going to be able to purchase through PayPal?
    1. toyvan's Avatar
      toyvan -
      Quote Originally Posted by Nickaroni22 View Post
      So are you just going to be able to purchase through PayPal?
      yep!
    1. StealthBravo's Avatar
      StealthBravo -
      Yes you can
    1. GellBrake'rrrr's Avatar
      GellBrake'rrrr -
      ....... ToyVan.... I've seen you thank /so many people/ on this thread, and after I actually got into it, I see why. YOU'RE ON THE FRONT PAGE BRO! Congrats!!!!!!!
    1. x2dope's Avatar
      x2dope -
      When a new jailbreak comes out cydia gets hammered to the point that jay takes the shsh blobs offline so this is good to know it is so popluar...maybe everyone will use this as a primary theme downloader and installer!!!
    1. Nickaroni22's Avatar
      Nickaroni22 -
      Was totally worth staying up till 2am for the release.
    1. StealthBravo's Avatar
      StealthBravo -
      Its an awesome release
    1. GellBrake'rrrr's Avatar
      GellBrake'rrrr -
      This site is awesome! It will be a game changer /hands down/!!!

      After reading all of Stealth's tweets about it for weeks..... I finally understand why he was bragging about how cool it was.
    1. StealthBravo's Avatar
      StealthBravo -
      Quote Originally Posted by GellBrake'rrrr View Post
      This site is awesome! It will be a game changer /hands down/!!!

      After reading all of Stealth's tweets about it for weeks..... I finally understand why he was bragging about how cool it was.
      You havent seen anything yet! Wait till the load isnt so crazy. Navigating is even faster
    1. Nickaroni22's Avatar
      Nickaroni22 -
      Toyvan congrats on release, looking forward to great things. Something good to start off a Monday!
    1. GellBrake'rrrr's Avatar
      GellBrake'rrrr -
      Quote Originally Posted by StealthBravo View Post
      You havent seen anything yet! Wait till the load isnt so crazy. Navigating is even faster
      I CAN'T WAIT!!!! I am /Very/ impressed! I am contemplating whether or not to stay awake to see, or if I should just lay it down and wait till tomorrow. Either way, I'm excited.
    1. TBSS's Avatar
      TBSS -
      Toyvan is there a way to link purchased themes from Cydia to Theme It?
    1. toyvan's Avatar
      toyvan -
      Quote Originally Posted by TBSS View Post
      Toyvan is there a way to link purchased themes from Cydia to Theme It?
      ummm....no! lol - soon themeit will have MANY more themes..this is just day 1
    1. Nickaroni22's Avatar
      Nickaroni22 -
      Quote Originally Posted by TBSS View Post
      Toyvan is there a way to link purchased themes from Cydia to Theme It?
      That would be sweet!
    1. TBSS's Avatar
      TBSS -
      So I have to repurchase them thru theme it to get updates? I want to disable the theme section on Cydia.
    1. toyvan's Avatar
      toyvan -
      Quote Originally Posted by TBSS View Post
      So I have to repurchase them thru theme it to get updates? I want to disable the theme section on Cydia.
      if u purchase via themeit all updates will be available via themeit..i f u purchased a theme via cydia then u update via cydia
    1. onlinegamesnz's Avatar
      onlinegamesnz -
      Is this out yet? Cant find it on app store