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The Theme Outlet was created to fill the gap left behind by the departure of The DreamStore. As a developer and a customer of Dreamboard and Winterboard themes, the loss...
07-20-2011, 09:37 PM #1
THE THEME OUTLET theme store app (Version 2.2)
The Theme Outlet was created to fill the gap left behind by the departure of The DreamStore.
As a developer and a customer of Dreamboard and Winterboard themes, the loss of The DreamStore was a severe hit in several areas. So to help bring the same idea of one central organized app to offer DreamBoard themes again was a no-brainer. I just decided to make it a bit more content rich and offer DreamBoard AND Winterboard themes.
Also, if anyone has ever bought a theme from Fnet Designs, you already know what to expect in terms of quality and customer service.
The Theme Outlet can be installed through Cydia by adding our repo: fnetdesigns.com/cydia/repo
Version 2.2: (04/06/12)
- Added function to re-download or update your purchased themes instantly through the app
- App code bug fixes
- iOS5 Compatibility
- Completely new design
- Added device rotation
- Added a 'Changelog' section to theme detail pages
- Added a 'Theme Addons' section to theme detail pages to provide addons (free and paid) for themes
- Added a 'Purchase/Refund Terms of Agreement' prior to purchase process
- Removed device multi-tasking in order to improve server bandwidth and customer's experienced
- PayPal bug fixes
- App code bug fixes
Version 2.0 of The Theme Outlet is now out on the Fnet Designs public cydia repo. (fnetdesigns.com/cydia/repo).
The new version implements the automated purchase/download features.
- For the smoothest purchase/download /install experience you will NEED to have iFile installed. iFile provides the ability to install the theme immediately after the download with the push of a button.
- Not all themes will be available for this new feature right away. They will be labeled "Auto Installable" if the feature is available for the particular theme. Once all the existing themes in the store are setup with this feature, all themes going forward will offer it.
STORE FEATURES AND FUNCTIONS
You will NEED to have iFile installed for our download and install process to work. iFile can be found for FREE on Cydia.
You stay in the app for the whole payment process. When you select a theme to purchase the paypal process will activate and ask you to log in and pay. After payment, a confirmation will show with your product details and an encrypted download link (this confirmation is also emailed to your paypal email address). Just click the download link and safari will open and automatically download the theme. After download, it will ask you to open in iFile, select "Open in iFile". Be aware that it may take iFile a minute to open depending on the size of the theme so be patient. When iFile opens, a menu pops up, just select "Installer" and it will install the theme.
Re-Download and Update Your Purchased Themes
Any theme purchased in The Theme Outlet can be re-downloaded or updated instantly from within the app. Just go to the theme page you wish to update or re-download to access this function.
At the moment only developers have the ability to "log in". Developers can submit themes through their Dev Portal and also now have the ability to re-send a system generated encrypted link for their themes to customers that have paid and need it again.
We will have a system for developers that will offer the ability to also make edits to theme information already submitted. This feature will be coming soon.
We have a "news" area that will feature announcements to theme and store updates as well as new theme submission announcements. On the Store "Home" area, we will showcase the newest article or announcement from the News area.
The store will always be free to customers. Of course donations are welcome in ANY amount and are always VERY appreciated.
Submitting themes will work pretty much the same way as the DreamStore, except for the 5-10 day wait to get them on the store. You will never have to wait longer than 24 hours to have your theme posted to the store. Developers will need to register with us to get a log in through the app. Once we add your login credentials to the system, you can log in and submit themes to the store.
All themes will have their own Review page. Here customers can comment on their opinions for the theme and help future customers decide whether the theme is for them or not.
All themes now have a star rating. To rate a theme, just go to the theme's detail page. The system will allow for one vote per IP Address to prevent duplicate ratings.
Themes can be sorted by: release date(default), theme name (alphabetical), Developer (alphabetical), and top 10 rating!
Fnet Designs feels that a BIG part of success is communication. If you ever have a question, suggestion, compliment or complaint, we want to know. And we also provide an easy way for you to let the developers know the same.
Through the Contact menu, you can choose to contact either the store or a developer. Your message will be sent to its destination immediately, and in the case of the store, you will hear back within 24 hours.
You can also choose to contact a developer from a theme's description page.
There a lot more we WILL and WANT to implement to the store as we want to make this the GO-TO place for all themes in the future.
So all suggestions and comments are crucial to us. Please let us know!
Last edited by thefinga; 04-16-2012 at 07:30 PM. Reason: Version 2.2
07-20-2011, 09:44 PM #2
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07-20-2011, 10:27 PM #5
cannot wait for this! thanks again
07-20-2011, 10:43 PM #6
This stores app is great!
07-20-2011, 10:48 PM #7
a place to promote new material. The day I finished my first theme, was the day the Dreamstore shut down..Suck!!!
Frank & I have worked so hard to make this happen and even pushed ourselves. I know we can make a better community to help developers and make it easy for dreamboard junkies. I'm down to buy some cool new themes from developers, but it is hard to find them now.
Fnet & Bio ElectricBio Electric Design Developer and Graphic Artist
07-20-2011, 10:50 PM #8
07-20-2011, 10:52 PM #9
It looks great!!!! I really like the fact thats its for winterboard and dreamboard. Its organized very well to. I have already been taking to a coule of themers about it as well.
07-20-2011, 11:07 PM #10
07-20-2011, 11:08 PM #11
Looks sick! Can't wait
07-20-2011, 11:12 PM #12
07-20-2011, 11:20 PM #13
Will submit my thweme wherrn I get home
07-20-2011, 11:32 PM #14
This looks sick. I just hope it's more put together than the Dreamstore. Customers should be able to download their Paid theme as soon as they buy it. The biggest flaw with Dreamstore was that you buy it, and then had to wait for the creator to send it to you. I'd also like to be able to sign in to an account to bye themes like with Cydia. These are just my opinions. Looks awesome. can't wait.
07-20-2011, 11:45 PM #15
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07-21-2011, 12:57 AM #17
This is the future for theming. So long cydia
07-21-2011, 02:10 AM #18
$5 says he made this to get all themes free...
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