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  • Cydia Store Grows: Custom Cases to Match Themes Coming Soon


    With the success that the Cydia store has had, It seems apparent that cydia is going to begin a new program designed to allow users to purchase custom iOS cases that will match the theme of your choice. (assuming the designer has submitted one)

    Here's a quote from Patrick J. Dietzen, VP of Business Development:
    We are soon going to be selling skins for all major iDevices. We would like to offer users skins that match the themes being sold in Cydia. These skins will allow people to fully customize the physical exterior appearance of their device in addition to the look/feel of the graphical user interface. The skins are made of premium vinyl from 3M and fit perfectly onto all iDevices. They can also be removed at any point without issue. Users will be able to theme the physical look of their phone and regularly change it to whatever they desire.
    Here's an example of one of the designs that k.nitsua has submitted, just to give you an idea:



    When more information comes to light we will let you know. Keep your eyes peeling in the store. The concept sounds extremely interesting and really brings everyone closer to their favorite place on their device... Cydia and Winterboard


    This news comes from K.nitsua. Thanks for the tip.
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Cydia Store Grows: Custom Cases to Match Themes Coming Soon started by nickhesson View original post
    Comments 70 Comments
    1. billmilo's Avatar
      billmilo -
      Meh.
    1. k.nitsua's Avatar
      k.nitsua -
      Quote Originally Posted by toyvan View Post
      Cool idea I guess, BUT I'd rather hear some news related to how saurik is planning on making the cydia store better for the actual THEMES and their developers! Yea, cool idea I guess...
      This is part of the revamp Cydia is doing in regards to themes. The new VP's main task is revitalize the featured theme section to an ACTUAL LIVE featured themes section: updated constantly, informative, and balanced with the end-user in mind. Patrick has been in contact with several themers and gathering ideas. This cases program is just example of how Saurik is taking theming seriously now.

      Last night I've had lengthy conversations with site owners wanting to know more about this program. In the discussion we talked about how cases are viewed now in the community. Personally, I have one case, and it's sole purpose is to protect my iPhone - my bumper case that I got for free. I don't really see that many dudes really caring about the aesthetics of their phone, and personally I always wished there was a way I can NOT have a case and still be worry-free about any issues arising from potential drops or damages to my phone.

      I know a lot of females who are the opposite. They buy iPhone cases like they buy shoes and purses (not trying to be sexist, this is from actual observation). I know this one female in particular who buys cases JUST so that the phone can match her purses (in particular, Juicy Couture branded ones). A majority of the community here doesn't really care for cases in that regard but we are PASSIONATE about customizing our phones. I pride myself in knowing that my phone looks exactly like that, my phone - and no one can say theirs looks exactly the same. This takes customizing to another level for us. When I was approached with this idea, I was taken aback. I would buy a case to match my themes in a HEARTBEAT! Not even my own themes, but I'd buy one for other themes as well (AfterHours comes to mind in this regard, I'd buy one for that theme for sure). These cases are said to be easy on and easy off so switching wouldn't be that much of a hassle. I'd feel more individualized with a case that not very many people around my area might have. One thing I HATE about buying cases here in my town, chances are someone else has the same case as you - maybe several people. One Best Buy, 20 cases, I'm screwed.

      This will allow me and others out there to finally complete the look of their phone.

      This also brings up the opportunity for Cydia to go into the "hardware" business so-to-speak. Now, they've never mentioned this to me, but if this cases program goes well - imagine branded iPhone docks and speakers. The possibilities are limitless and this is a good start.
    1. Turb02's Avatar
      Turb02 -
      ^Well said... But heres a question...are they reusable? Vinyl will stick pretty good, so taking them off will either stretch them or distort/wrinkle them to the point where they cannot be reapplied (and still look good). Just my observation with working with vinyl for various vehicle projects.

      Sending a pair of covers for $8-$15 would be a better option for those that would buy these, so when they change their theme often, like I do, they can still have one unmolested cover to revert to when they change back to a previous theme.

      Just my thoughts on the subject
    1. Happy Noodle Boy's Avatar
      Happy Noodle Boy -
      Quote Originally Posted by zav7ty8 View Post
      Great idea but my Otter box never comes off anyway!
      Same here! Then again, I'm an engineer overlooking construction sites all day so I can't afford to make my phone look pretty :P
    1. EskimoRuler's Avatar
      EskimoRuler -
      Sounds like a great idea, always good to make your item unique to your own tastes

      Quote Originally Posted by jamesgunaca View Post
      That's a pretty awesome idea. Some of the themes are pretty slick; hopefully developers/themers get a good cut!


      I just want to know what happened to Customize App. I feel like Winterboard doesn't do what Customize 2.0 did so well.

      Unfortunately googling "customize for iphone" doesn't yield the kind of results I'm looking for.

      Anybody??
      i think the development for that app stopped at 2.0, someone tried to port it to 3.0 but was so buggy that it never really worked. The developer never found al the strings for different text area and what not to fix it
    1. tyson1749's Avatar
      tyson1749 -
      Jay needs to put ppl like comex on his payroll if he wants to keep the cydia doors open at all. Without untethered JB's I have a feeling cydia will start dying. I love the JB as much as anyone, but seems like apple is starting to win the game. Just a thought
    1. Raptors's Avatar
      Raptors -
      Money money MONAYYYY
    1. whereswaldo's Avatar
      whereswaldo -
      Quote Originally Posted by tyson1749 View Post
      Jay needs to put ppl like comex on his payroll if he wants to keep the cydia doors open at all. Without untethered JB's I have a feeling cydia will start dying. I love the JB as much as anyone, but seems like apple is starting to win the game. Just a thought
      That's what I'm thinking, Cydia is a company and needs to start acting like one. The best way to earn money? Have a good and up to date product, which Jay should really work on
    1. mortopher's Avatar
      mortopher -
      Quote Originally Posted by tyson1749 View Post
      Jay needs to put ppl like comex on his payroll if he wants to keep the cydia doors open at all. Without untethered JB's I have a feeling cydia will start dying. I love the JB as much as anyone, but seems like apple is starting to win the game. Just a thought
      Patience, my friend. It will come in time.
    1. decke's Avatar
      decke -
      Looks like someone is afraid now. Thats good. See what competition can do to someone?
    1. LastSonOfKrypton's Avatar
      LastSonOfKrypton -
      Quote Originally Posted by mortopher View Post
      None of that has to do with Cydia. Cydia works perfectly fine on the current iDevices. That's like saying the radio in my car is broken just because I have to jumpstart it in the morning.
      You have an iphone but you have to jump start your car in the morning? We have the same priorities
    1. D3VIL1's Avatar
      D3VIL1 -
      Why not sell custom clothes and accessory's too
    1. zav7ty8's Avatar
      zav7ty8 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Happy Noodle Boy View Post
      Same here! Then again, I'm an engineer overlooking construction sites all day so I can't afford to make my phone look pretty :P
      Same I work in a crushing plant playing in mud and dust. May look and feel bulky but I've dropped it 3 times in 1 month without the Otter box it would have definitely broken by now!
    1. Qbluecelica's Avatar
      Qbluecelica -
      @ZAIDD786

      Free themes?! Well I put in a source to get them free. I download them to test them and if I like them I buy them legit. Best way to get TRAIL themes.
    1. unoimkll's Avatar
      unoimkll -
      to quote a classic...


      I jizzed in my pants!
    1. mortopher's Avatar
      mortopher -
      Quote Originally Posted by LastSonOfKrypton View Post
      You have an iphone but you have to jump start your car in the morning? We have the same priorities
      Lmao, no, that was simply a simile. I do remember when I was really strapped for cash though and had to jumpstart it for a week or two until the next paycheck came in. Grateful those days are in the past, for now at least!
    1. Zaidd786's Avatar
      Zaidd786 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Qbluecelica View Post
      @ZAIDD786

      Free themes?! Well I put in a source to get them free. I download them to test them and if I like them I buy them legit. Best way to get TRAIL themes.
      Wat u mean u put in a source?
    1. Stray's Avatar
      Stray -
      Dont post the source. It's called piracy either way. That's why there are screen shots.
    1. mortopher's Avatar
      mortopher -
      Quote Originally Posted by Qbluecelica View Post
      @ZAIDD786

      Free themes?! Well I put in a source to get them free. I download them to test them and if I like them I buy them legit. Best way to get TRAIL themes.
      Because themes are so damn expensive? Give me a break!


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    1. whereswaldo's Avatar
      whereswaldo -
      Quote Originally Posted by Qbluecelica View Post

      Cracked apps
      Someone hasn't read forum rules

      Anyone wanna take bets on which mod deletes that comment?