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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 Mrteacup View Post
      What repo will be hosting it?
      It will be on it's on repo so u will have to manually add the source. I will provide that info in approx. 5 hrs and 30 min.
    1. Team Infecti0n's Avatar
      Team Infecti0n -
      Quote Originally Posted by Th3_Amazing_Ath3ist View Post
      Dramatic :/ it only takes me less than a month to make one good theme for my friends....

      As for feeding families...don't be silly. If they're that desperate for money they'd be looking for high paying jobs. Maybe work for apple? ^.-


      Sent from my iPod touch using ModMyi
      Ok, It actually takes a lot of time to develop a theme. Your type of themes that dont have have all 1500 UIImages themed, and thousands of apps in the app store themed. You don't have an incredible animated lockscreen made from scratch, you don't have an awesome homescreen weather widget or RSS feed or even created User Friendly weather which took a long time to develop. Those themes take a very long time to make, simple themes that have the stock icons with a cool frame isn't work, it's Childs play. Go to K.Nitsua, Zausser, FreeApple, ToyVan, PhanaticD, Alien. Those are the themes that you say aren't worth $2, that are so simple to make and take less than a month. Not really, quit hogging the blunt and pass it along because you're ****** up.

      Feeding Families:

      Really easy to tell someone to get a high paying job when you assume the economy is crispy clean and perfect and that we all got a masters degree. No.

      Kyle Matthews, the creator of ModMyi, has a son who is dying of Cancer. A theme is being developed to raise money and help him pull through. Are you going to tell, not only me but, Kyle to go get a damn job an pay for his own son? You're a real piece of work, good job man. FreeApple, one of our themers, is out of work. The economy is horrible and Texas isn't that great. He's relying on his theme sales to provide most of his money to pay to raise his daughter, support his wife that's about to have a newborn, and himself, his house, water, electricity. Go home, every theme isn't perfect, but dot go around saying no theme is worth $2 you sick bastard. I wonder how you sleep at night.
    1. Raptors's Avatar
      Raptors -
      Quote Originally Posted by Team Infecti0n View Post
      Ok, It actually takes a lot of time to develop a theme. Your type of themes that dont have have all 1500 UIImages themed, and thousands of apps in the app store themed. You don't have an incredible animated lockscreen made from scratch, you don't have an awesome homescreen weather widget or RSS feed or even created User Friendly weather which took a long time to develop. Those themes take a very long time to make, simple themes that have the stock icons with a cool frame isn't work, it's Childs play. Go to K.Nitsua, Zausser, FreeApple, ToyVan, PhanaticD, Alien. Those are the themes that you say aren't worth $2, that are so simple to make and take less than a month. Not really, quit hogging the blunt and pass it along because you're ****** up.

      Feeding Families:

      Really easy to tell someone to get a high paying job when you assume the economy is crispy clean and perfect and that we all got a masters degree. No.

      Kyle Matthews, the creator of ModMyi, has a son who is dying of Cancer. A theme is being developed to raise money and help him pull through. Are you going to tell, not only me but, Kyle to go get a damn job an pay for his own son? You're a real piece of work, good job man. FreeApple, one of our themers, is out of work. The economy is horrible and Texas isn't that great. He's relying on his theme sales to provide most of his money to pay to raise his daughter, support his wife that's about to have a newborn, and himself, his house, water, electricity. Go home, every theme isn't perfect, but dot go around saying no theme is worth $2 you sick bastard. I wonder how you sleep at night.
      Nicely said! And also, without making a successful theme last year, I wouldn't of had enough $$ for univirsity really appreciated that.

      & sad to clear this up, but we already lost Ezra (kyles son) some time ago the theme is to raise awareness. There's also the "becauseofEzra" foundation being made, really inspiring story

      ...kinda off topic, but when I really think about it, ModMyi has changed a lot in my life these past years..as corny as that sounds
    1. toyvan's Avatar
      toyvan -
      3 hrs 45 min 46 sec and counting...
    1. Mrteacup's Avatar
      Mrteacup -
      Quote Originally Posted by Th3_Amazing_Ath3ist View Post
      Dramatic :/ it only takes me less than a month to make one good theme for my friends....

      As for feeding families...don't be silly. If they're that desperate for money they'd be looking for high paying jobs. Maybe work for apple? ^.-


      Sent from my iPod touch using ModMyi
      Please put in the consideration don't be a douche you can't pull to f****** dollars out of your pocket to help someone else out you honestly you haven't heard that 10% of people are out of jobs! Oh ya high paying jobs everywhere you know. Ya cause everyone can afford school and become a doctor. You are so blind and arrogant. People are trying to make a living yet you act like you can't give 2 dollars to help someone who needs help. How greedy can you get a**!
    1. SwatPac's Avatar
      SwatPac -
      Cydia is slowly Turing into the AppStore. Everything used to be about the community, now all devs want is $.
    1. Co1d Night's Avatar
      Co1d Night -
      Quote Originally Posted by Team Infecti0n View Post
      Ok, It actually takes a lot of time to develop a theme. Your type of themes that dont have have all 1500 UIImages themed, and thousands of apps in the app store themed. You don't have an incredible animated lockscreen made from scratch, you don't have an awesome homescreen weather widget or RSS feed or even created User Friendly weather which took a long time to develop. Those themes take a very long time to make, simple themes that have the stock icons with a cool frame isn't work, it's Childs play. Go to K.Nitsua, Zausser, FreeApple, ToyVan, PhanaticD, Alien. Those are the themes that you say aren't worth $2, that are so simple to make and take less than a month. Not really, quit hogging the blunt and pass it along because you're ****** up.

      Feeding Families:

      Really easy to tell someone to get a high paying job when you assume the economy is crispy clean and perfect and that we all got a masters degree. No.

      Kyle Matthews, the creator of ModMyi, has a son who is dying of Cancer. A theme is being developed to raise money and help him pull through. Are you going to tell, not only me but, Kyle to go get a damn job an pay for his own son? You're a real piece of work, good job man. FreeApple, one of our themers, is out of work. The economy is horrible and Texas isn't that great. He's relying on his theme sales to provide most of his money to pay to raise his daughter, support his wife that's about to have a newborn, and himself, his house, water, electricity. Go home, every theme isn't perfect, but dot go around saying no theme is worth $2 you sick bastard. I wonder how you sleep at night.
      Are you really that dense?

      1. I'm a girl.
      2. Where have I offended ANYONE by simply stating that I think themes shouldn't cost money?
      3. Cute how you play the guilt game. I have no idea what goes on in the modmyi admins lives so you have no right to attack me on that you arrogant idiot.

      If the admin's son is fighting cancer I will throw in some $$$ when I find out a way to donate.

      I'm done here...as usual narrow minded people refuse to look through the eyes of others before making a huge deal out of something so small.

      Quote Originally Posted by Mrteacup View Post
      Please put in the consideration don't be a douche you can't pull to f****** dollars out of your pocket to help someone else out you honestly you haven't heard that 10% of people are out of jobs! Oh ya high paying jobs everywhere you know. Ya cause everyone can afford school and become a doctor. You are so blind and arrogant. People are trying to make a living yet you act like you can't give 2 dollars to help someone who needs help. How greedy can you get a**!
      Are you stupid?
      If ur not greedy why don't you send me a couple hundred bucks so I can pay for book fees for next years school year. And throw in a few more $$$ for college.

      Quote Originally Posted by SwatPac View Post
      Cydia is slowly Turing into the AppStore. Everything used to be about the community, now all devs want is $.
      ^^^^
      my point I've been trying to make. Few years ago everything was free in installer and in Cydia. Now it's just "purchase this app".

      Also one last comment @ whoever said some remark about jailbreaking isn't about pirating apps and crap. Who said anything about pirating apps?? Or pirating themes??
    1. Poseidon79's Avatar
      Poseidon79 -
      No one is forcing people to purchase apps or themes. Simply put... if you don't want to spend the money.. then don't buy the apps/themes. I for one am glad that devs are charging for apps because we get some amazing choices and expanded functionality due to their hard work.
    1. Co1d Night's Avatar
      Co1d Night -
      Good thing themeit is coming out...people can sell their themes there


      Sent from my iPod touch using ModMyi
    1. phoenix81's Avatar
      phoenix81 -
      Quote Originally Posted by jevarner View Post
      You know, most people jailbreak to loose the bonds that apple imposes on their phones/ipods. Seems to me that Saurik wants to be a mini apple and control the jb community. I hate that rock was absorbed because it was faster and the UI was better IMO. Hopefully this can at least get started and become another alternative.
      what some people fail to realize is that when all stupid new kids delete things in ifile, or somebody make a crappy tweak or something. Everyones cries to saurik or another dev to help fix it.

      So being a mini apple is kinda needed. Birds fly in formation, not always following the same one, but someone has to lead or they will fly into a tree or something. Why?? because the average bird is an idiot.

      does that make sense, You see my point or no??
    1. toyvan's Avatar
      toyvan -
      1 hr & 40 min until Themeit goes live and u can all judge for yourself!!
    1. hemby's Avatar
      hemby -
      Where are we supposed to download the app from?
    1. yellow5851's Avatar
      yellow5851 -
      Quote Originally Posted by toyvan View Post
      1 hr & 40 min until Themeit goes live and u can all judge for yourself!!

      I can't wait
    1. toyvan's Avatar
      toyvan -
      Quote Originally Posted by hemby View Post
      Where are we supposed to download the app from?
      Quote Originally Posted by yellow5851 View Post
      The website looks to be down and the YouTube video is gone??? Don't tell me they gave up
      We took it down for certain reasons...it will be going live as planned

      u install it via cydia..I will post instructions here soon.


      1 hour baby!!!! YESSS!!
    1. hemby's Avatar
      hemby -
      I def. have a huge test in the morning but idgaf. Lol.
    1. Raptors's Avatar
      Raptors -
      40 minutes! Going to watch an episode of "Lie to me" & then I'll be back for the magic'
    1. bmxtreme's Avatar
      bmxtreme -
      Nice, themes shouldn't be in Cydia anyway, made it look too messy, lets get all the themes out of Cydia, now I gotta turn the filters on to not display any of these.
    1. toyvan's Avatar
      toyvan -
      20 minutes!

      5 minutes!!!!
    1. StealthBravo's Avatar
      StealthBravo -
      omg
    1. hemby's Avatar
      hemby -
      So what now? Lol.