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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. toyvan's Avatar
      toyvan -
      Quote Originally Posted by DTB214 View Post
      Do you know if there is any way to get paid cydia themes for free?
      Wrong website, wrong thread and wrong question...FAIL x3!!

    1. steve-z17's Avatar
      steve-z17 -
      I think having something like themeit will be good for the community! Especially if the themes are organized, browsing through cydia is crazy!
    1. StealthBravo's Avatar
      StealthBravo -
      Quote Originally Posted by toyvan View Post
      Wrong website, wrong thread and wrong question...FAIL x3!!

      lmao
    1. steve-z17's Avatar
      steve-z17 -
      Quote Originally Posted by StealthBravo View Post
      Well this is frowned upon...
      How come it's frowned upon, if you don't mind me asking?
    1. Anonomys's Avatar
      Anonomys -
      Quote Originally Posted by DTB214 View Post
      Do you know if there is any way to get paid cydia themes for free?
      Wow... seriously...?!
    1. StealthBravo's Avatar
      StealthBravo -
      Quote Originally Posted by steve-z17 View Post
      How come it's frowned upon, if you don't mind me asking?
      I rather not get too involved in this if thats ok. I like and support ThemeIt
    1. coolguy742's Avatar
      coolguy742 -
      Good that there is now a competitor to Cydia, bad that it's themes only.
      I WANT ROCK BACK...


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    1. steve-z17's Avatar
      steve-z17 -
      Quote Originally Posted by StealthBravo View Post
      I rather not get too involved in this if thats ok. I like and support ThemeIt
      No worries! I didn't want to cross any lines or anything, just curious.
    1. coolguy742's Avatar
      coolguy742 -
      Quote Originally Posted by DTB214 View Post
      Do you know if there is any way to get paid cydia themes for free?
      Piracy is not discussed at MMi.


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    1. R0nst0pable's Avatar
      R0nst0pable -
      Need it!
    1. d_animality's Avatar
      d_animality -
      ThemeIt..gonna LoveIt
    1. NakedFaerie's Avatar
      NakedFaerie -
      This will be great. No longer will Cydia be filled with crap themes and left with real apps.
      I miss the day when I updated cydia and all I saw was apps. now all I get are thousands of themes I'm not interested in and 1 app.
    1. R0nst0pable's Avatar
      R0nst0pable -
      Who wouldn't be for this. Understanding Saurik does not want anyone or thing shaking up cydia. It would almost appear Saurik is being rather proactive in an apple like attitude toward a new idea. I fflove themes but RARELY download them. Who wants to search each theme for its screenshot. Cydia should look into updating the way users browse themes. Competition is key!
    1. toyvan's Avatar
      toyvan -
      The reasons why Saurik doesn't support themeit are not important. Let's concentrate on themeit and how much you're going to love and support it!
    1. dsg's Avatar
      dsg -
      I think competition in any market is a good thing
    1. steve-z17's Avatar
      steve-z17 -
      Quote Originally Posted by DTB214 View Post
      Do you know if there is any way to get paid cydia themes for free?
      Sad day...themers put a lot of hard work into their products, they deserve the credit and some sheckles for it.
    1. h2a's Avatar
      h2a -
      Maybe this will help inspire Saurik to make Cydia suck less.
    1. toyvan's Avatar
      toyvan -
      Quote Originally Posted by NakedFaerie View Post
      This will be great. No longer will Cydia be filled with crap themes and left with real apps.
      I miss the day when I updated cydia and all I saw was apps. now all I get are thousands of themes I'm not interested in and 1 app.
      Unfortunately Cydia will still be littered with crap themes(that's not saurik's fault, but the repos that host them). Themeit just makes it possible for those of us who love quality themes to enjoy them without all the other garbage
    1. coolguy742's Avatar
      coolguy742 -
      Quote Originally Posted by steve-z17 View Post
      Sad day...themers put a lot of hard work into their products, they deserve the credit and some sheckles for it.
      Agreed, it takes a looooonnnnggggg time to make those awesome themes that we all tale for granted.


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    1. StealthBravo's Avatar
      StealthBravo -
      Quote Originally Posted by toyvan View Post
      Unfortunately Cydia will still be littered with crap themes. Themeit just makes it possible for those of us who love quality themes to enjoy them without all the other garbage
      Very true bro!