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Thread: Cydia Acquires Rock.app
09-11-2010, 01:05 PM #201
Last edited by politicalslug; 09-11-2010 at 01:07 PM.They can have my jailbreak when they pry it from my cold dead fingers.
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09-11-2010, 01:13 PM #202
This will change everything in Cydia...Asking for help is different from being stupid. Fanboys can rot in @#$%!
09-11-2010, 01:18 PM #203
..I was going to write how I'm not too happy about this..
But ToyVan said it all, very nicely said, this is a good step except for themers
09-11-2010, 01:22 PM #204
Re-liscensing My-Wi via Rock was a piece of cake, so I have since avoided purchasing anything from Cydia
unless absolutely necessary. Here's to hoping things improve with this acquisition / merger...
Last edited by Snide; 09-11-2010 at 01:22 PM. Reason: Automerged Doublepost
09-11-2010, 01:29 PM #205
09-11-2010, 01:37 PM #206
I don't care about startup time. What slowness I hate with Cydia is the slow slow slow ad load times. And not only slow ads but HUGE ads. So I have to wait for the huge slow ads to finish loading then I have to scroll and then figure out which option shows the screenshots then I have to wait for the screenshots to load.
As for reducing the ungodly number of scrappy "wallpaper + 3 icons" themes that show up every day, sure those can be edited. But the font used in the list is too big so the listings are (Themes (pog...) Themes (Sys...), Themes (Loc...) and so on. Plus there doesn't seem to be segregation between the ****** wallpaper+3 icons and the high quality professional themes.
I like Cydia and I am grateful that Cydia is avialable and I can purchase software for my JB app. But Cydia's interface needs work. Especially those slow ad load times and maybe make the ads smaller?
09-11-2010, 01:38 PM #207
Sorry to hear that you have had a less than desirable relationship with Saurik when it came to questions going unanswered. I can see where you are coming from and IMO you should get the support. Hopefully this will be a start of something better for Cydia and support for developers will be a pain free experience.
I use your theme btw GOC HD, love it. Thank you.
I have used both Rock and Cydia for a while. Rock mainly for searching/previewing apps and themes and the backup feature but use Cydia to install. Thankfully the backup feature will be integrated into Cydia.
I won't argue any points about which is better, there has been enough said here already with supporters for both chiming in. I'll miss the choice most of all I think but hopefully this acquisition will be the start of great new things for the jailbreak community and support given to the devs who make all the great things I enjoy on my i4. From the sound of what Jay has posted and the already new look of Cydia it seems as if things are in forward motion. Can't wait to see where this goes.
Last edited by The_Durben; 09-11-2010 at 03:11 PM.
09-11-2010, 01:49 PM #208
Well said Durben. Well said.
09-11-2010, 02:06 PM #209
09-11-2010, 02:06 PM #210
Secondly, I made no "threat" to leave the jailbreak community. If you would've read my post that you quoted you'd see that I "appreciate the hard work of the jailbreak community." That is hardly a post of arrogance. Ignorance, maybe. I'm just a customer who paid money for apps that add features Apple or AT&T are too slow or stubborn to support (like better notifications, wi-fi tethering, custom SMS sounds, etc). I don't want to be bothered with the technical how-tos of backing up my purchased apps and reinstalling them.
My post wasn't meant to be insulting to anyone, I was just trying to be a voice for the non-developer types among us (probably the bulk of the people who paid for apps and/or used Rock.app).
09-11-2010, 02:07 PM #211
Please, please, please tell me that the new company will have the functionality and speed closer to that of Rock than Cydia. Don't get me wrong I fully appreciate everything Cydia has been responsible for over the last couple of years, but can anybody with a straight face say that the functionality/speed of Cydia is better than Rock?
09-11-2010, 02:14 PM #212
ugh. Rock is soooo much faster. I really hope that Jay is working on a new UI for cydia, über slow and splotchy.
09-11-2010, 02:16 PM #213
09-11-2010, 02:20 PM #214
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Maybe I'm in the minority but I always experienced far more bugs and errors in Cydia than I ever did with rock. I'll miss the UI of rock the most.
09-11-2010, 02:20 PM #215
very interesting and excited about the possibilities .
thank you rock team and good luck.
and im glad to read (first page) that saurik is still working hard with cydia.
cant wait to see how it'll all look and work in the comming weeks/months.
09-11-2010, 02:23 PM #216
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09-11-2010, 02:31 PM #217
09-11-2010, 02:35 PM #218
There a few things I hope this merger brings to the table:
Less Ads or better Ad Management
Easier License Management in Cydia (a main reason I moved as many purchases to Rock)
Backups (already confirmed)
Better Interface ala Rock (this is just my personal preference)
Web Interface - From an email I sent to Saurik on 05/13/2009
Profile based management via Web Interface
This would allow End Users to login to their Cydia profile and Add/Remove Applications, make purchases, and Add/Remove sources.
For the End User to see the changes on their phone they would launch Cydia (on the phone) and login with their UID and Password.
This would also allow for quick configurations on End User’s iPhone’s.
*Note: Purchases may have to be restricted to IMEI # due to abuse
I would like to talk some more if you like this suggestion but I have to run off to work now.
Last edited by XavierAlucard; 09-11-2010 at 04:13 PM.
09-11-2010, 02:37 PM #219
great stuff, I personally hated rock. I thought their practice was deplorable the way there was NO option but to install rock for certain apps. That's like when a yahoo toolbar gets piggybacked with an install. Garbage.
I like and agree with saurik's vision. Keep it open, keep it running correctly without taking shortcuts and keep the scene a sharing community.
I don't believe the nonsense people are saying about competition. I think they are looking at it all wrong. It was never suppose to be cydia vs rock it is app vs app. There will still be plenty of competition (pdanet vs mywi, intelliscreen vs lockinfo, 3gunrestrictor vs my3g etc. etc.) that kind of thing will not disappear.
Last edited by rest_easy; 09-11-2010 at 02:39 PM.
09-11-2010, 02:44 PM #220
OH YEAH -- anybody forgot that it was the owner or Rock who put a Lawyer on HIS DIME (yes, the EFF spearheaded it, but Mario certainly didn't have to waste a bit of time or money) and helped to get jailbreaking legalized for all of us? The sense of entitlement I've heard a lot here is pretty frustrating.
I TRULY hope that Saurik adopts a lot of Rock's business model in this new venture. I would have to think so -- Rock was an overwhelming success IMHO when it came to customer service and the quality of delivery. So it was a little buggy, get over it.