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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 kickerman65 View Post
      And what is that supposed to mean? Themeit and cydia are both installers so it seems like it could be possible for them to conflict with each other. I have never had problems with cydia on my iP4 up until now when i started using themeit.
      Sorry, I just found it a bit funny that you assumed themeit had something to do with cydia being unstable and crashing. It's comparable to when people install one of my themes and then the lockscreen clock disappears so they email me and blame my theme and then realize they have 'clock hide' installed.

      Actually k.nitsua sent out a tweet today saying that saurik had made a statement that the problems were due to the new cydia theme store. Sorry, didn't mean to come off as a douche, I really thought it was funny


      Quote Originally Posted by kickerman65 View Post
      Agreed. Cydia no longer functions properly on my iP4 since theme its install.

      Then uninstall it and see if it fixes your problems. I'm actually interested to find out!
    1. kickerman65's Avatar
      kickerman65 -
      Quote Originally Posted by toyvan View Post
      Sorry, I just found it a bit funny that you assumed themeit had something to do with cydia being unstable and crashing. It's comparable to when people install one of my themes and then the lockscreen clock disappears so they email me and blame my theme and then realize they have 'clock hide' installed.

      Actually k.nitsua sent out a tweet today saying that saurik had made a statement that the problems were due to the new cydia theme store. Sorry, didn't mean to come off as a douche, I really thought it was funny




      Then uninstall it and see if it fixes your problems. I'm actually interested to find out!
      Its cool. I tried uninstalling it and uninstalling the source and nothing helps. Cydia still runs fine on my other iP4 the only difference is the troubled iP4 is on firmware 4.1 while the other is on 4.2.1 and theme it is not installed.

      Ok looks like i confirmed that it is theme it that is at fault and is conflicting with cydia. I installed theme it on my other iphone 4 and installed a theme and now cydia has the same exact crashing issues on this device also.Its not the install of theme it itself that causes the issue. Its once you install a theme is when you encounter the problem.
    1. toyvan's Avatar
      toyvan -
      Quote Originally Posted by kickerman65 View Post
      Its cool. I tried uninstalling it and uninstalling the source and nothing helps. Cydia still runs fine on my other iP4 the only difference is the troubled iP4 is on firmware 4.1 while the other is on 4.2.1 and theme it is not installed.

      Ok looks like i confirmed that it is theme it that is at fault and is conflicting with cydia. I installed theme it on my other iphone 4 and installed a theme and now cydia has the same exact crashing issues on this device also.Its not the install of theme it itself that causes the issue. Its once you install a theme is when you encounter the problem.

      Or maybe cydia is conflicting with themeit????

      Thanks for the info. I will make sure the Themeit devs look into this.
    1. kickerman65's Avatar
      kickerman65 -
      Uninstalling the theme from theme it fixes the problem on both devices.Hope they fix this issue soon cause i really like how fluent and easy to use theme it is.
    1. toyvan's Avatar
      toyvan -
      Quote Originally Posted by kickerman65 View Post
      Uninstalling the theme from theme it fixes the problem on both devices.Hope they fix this issue soon cause i really like how fluent and easy to use theme it is.
      Out of curiosity what is the theme? A lot of people have installed my theme EL3MENT via themeit and nobody has reported any issues like this to me. Maybe u need to get in touch with the theme creator.
    1. kickerman65's Avatar
      kickerman65 -
      Quote Originally Posted by toyvan View Post
      Out of curiosity what is the theme? A lot of people have installed my theme EL3MENT via themeit and nobody has reported any issues like this to me. Maybe u need to get in touch with the theme creator.
      Well its two separate themes to be exact so i don't think the problem lies with the theme. I installed Tekse7en on one device and Inception HD on the other. I couldn't log into the same account on both devices (Which is stupid i think) so i had to create an additional account on the other device and couldn't bring myself to purchase the same theme twice just to experiment with the issue.
    1. AnthonyGiola's Avatar
      AnthonyGiola -
      I haven't had anyone else say that about my theme but just checked and yes I do get crashes on Cydia. Only since I bought and installed themes though. Weird! They will fix it I'm sure
    1. toyvan's Avatar
      toyvan -
      Quote Originally Posted by kickerman65 View Post
      Well its two separate themes to be exact so i don't think the problem lies with the theme. I installed Tekse7en on one device and Inception HD on the other. I couldn't log into the same account on both devices (Which is stupid i think) so i had to create an additional account on the other device and couldn't bring myself to purchase the same theme twice just to experiment with the issue.
      Like I said, contact the theme creators. Users of my theme have not reported similar experiences so I can't offer any solutions..sorry

      Quote Originally Posted by AnthonyGiola View Post
      I haven't had anyone else say that about my theme but just checked and yes I do get crashes on Cydia. Only since I bought and installed themes though. Weird! They will fix it I'm sure
      Your theme causes cydia to crash!! btw nice theme creator title!! lol
    1. kickerman65's Avatar
      kickerman65 -
      yea it only happens once you install something from there. Good new is that you can resolve the issue by simply uninstalling the theme. Its best to copy over your theme to your pc via SSH first before uninstalling so you can keep the theme.
    1. kickerman65's Avatar
      kickerman65 -
      Quote Originally Posted by toyvan View Post
      Like I said, contact the theme creators. Users of my theme have not reported similar experiences so I can't offer any solutions..sorry



      Your theme causes cydia to crash!! btw nice theme creator title!! lol
      Its not the theme thats the problem. Its the install process of theme it thats to blame. I can copy the theme over to my pc via SSH and uninstall the theme with theme it and then copy the theme back to my phone via SSH and reapply it and the problem is solved. The theme is not to blame.

      Quote Originally Posted by smak.down View Post
      The theame to my sisters marriage was not to shove things into smaller areas ya kno it.
      WTH kind of first post was that?
    1. Cer0's Avatar
      Cer0 -
      It was a spammer. Gone now.
    1. Doran's Avatar
      Doran -
      Hey ToyVan........ Nice lookin' theme you got there. As soon as I have $3 on my damn card I'll get it.

      Any chance there will be an iPad version to this app? You know, with iPad themes? It just feels like the iPad has been left out of the theming world..... I don't believe "theming" is actually a word......
    1. toyvan's Avatar
      toyvan -
      Quote Originally Posted by Doran View Post
      Hey ToyVan........ Nice lookin' theme you got there. As soon as I have $3 on my damn card I'll get it.

      Any chance there will be an iPad version to this app? You know, with iPad themes? It just feels like the iPad has been left out of the theming world..... I don't believe "theming" is actually a word......

      thank u! man the iPad kind of sux to theme..lol! but yea, once there is an untethered jb I'll look into it for sure
    1. NDM's Avatar
      NDM -
      Quote Originally Posted by toyvan View Post
      thank u! man the iPad kind of sux to theme..lol!
      thats the reason why my ipad just gets a nice wall paper i rather leave that one alone.....
    1. ubsorry's Avatar
      ubsorry -
      apple locked down what type of apps you could get and gave rise to cydia. Now cydia wants to lock down/ decide what apps you are allowed to have. Money is a heck of a motivation.
    1. Simon's Avatar
      Simon -
      Quote Originally Posted by ubsorry View Post
      apple locked down what type of apps you could get and gave rise to cydia. Now cydia wants to lock down/ decide what apps you are allowed to have. Money is a heck of a motivation.
      Just curious but how is cydia locking anything down?
    1. Ven0M0D's Avatar
      Ven0M0D -
      i downloaded themeit and have been using it...well trying. the only issue is every theme has a price. there is no minimal themes or themes from creators that create for the love of it. not that this is a big deal but theres also a low percentage of SD themes which is bad for everyone who doesnt have a 4th gen device..but it is nicely done.
    1. toyvan's Avatar
      toyvan -
      Quote Originally Posted by Ven0M0D View Post
      i downloaded themeit and have been using it...well trying. the only issue is every theme has a price. there is no minimal themes or themes from creators that create for the love of it. not that this is a big deal but theres also a low percentage of SD themes which is bad for everyone who doesnt have a 4th gen device..but it is nicely done.
      more SD versions are being added every day & free themes are coming soon
    1. Isp6889's Avatar
      Isp6889 -
      Quote Originally Posted by kickerman65 View Post
      Uninstalling the theme from theme it fixes the problem on both devices.Hope they fix this issue soon cause i really like how fluent and easy to use theme it is.
      Confirmed from my end. I can reproduce the problem of Cydia crashing by searching anything remotely close to a name of a theme bought & installed off theme it. and the problem of Cydia crashing can be resolved by uninstalling the theme.
      PS, thank you kickerman for giving a solution. Did the SSH and worked great
    1. toyvan's Avatar
      toyvan -
      Quote Originally Posted by Isp6889 View Post
      Confirmed from my end. I can reproduce the problem of Cydia crashing by searching anything remotely close to a name of a theme bought & installed off theme it. and the problem of Cydia crashing can be resolved by uninstalling the theme.
      PS, thank you kickerman for giving a solution. Did the SSH and worked great
      the problem is due to packages being named the same on both platforms - an email was sent to all themeit developers about this conflict and to correct it on their end..has nothing to do with the app itself. Hope this helps!