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Originally Posted by DoctoriTouch Very exciting but the thing is that I don't have a Mac, That will be cool if they bring the Cydia Store to Windows but the...
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Last edited by awesomeSlayer; 12-12-2010 at 03:15 PM. Reason: Automerged DoublepostAsking for help is different from being stupid. Fanboys can rot in @#$%!
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Would it have to be jailbroken? If so, that's terrible.
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12-13-2010, 04:16 AM #73
Are you serious do you guys not read the other articles? There are almost as many restrictics are there are for iOS. You have to at least know theres no betas, trials, or inapp purchases. And a while back somewhere it had the whole developer thing listed with all the restrictions that basically covers any modifications to mac os x inlcuding themes. It also has to go through a very similar approval process like iOS. No kexts allowed either so thatd be a bunch of system tools and such.
Heres some more but it isnt even everything:
Mac App Store: App Store For Macs Announced, Restrictions Revealed | The APPera
Apps with “Easter Eggs:” Apps that include undocumented or hidden features inconsistent with the description of the app will be rejected.
No beta apps: Apps in “beta,” “trial” or “test” versions will be rejected.
No duplicate apps: Apps that duplicate apps already in the App Store may be rejected, particularly if there are many of them.
No drinking/drugs: Apps that encourage excessive consumption of alcohol or illegal substances will be rejected.
No License Keys: Apps that require the entry of a license key will be rejected.
No Java?: Apps that use deprecated or optionally installed technologies (e.g. Java, Rosetta) will be rejected.
No auto-run: Apps that are set to auto-launch or have other code automatically run at startup or login without user consent will be rejected. Similarly, apps can’t automatically add their icons to the dock or desktop.
No copying Apple!: Apps that look similar to Apple Products or apps bundled on the Mac, including the Finder, iChat, iTunes and Dashboard, will be rejected.
OS X may not be changed: Apps that change the native user interface elements or behaviors of Mac OS X will be rejected.
No rentals: Apps containing “rental” content and services that expire after a limited time will be rejected.
No RSS Readers?: Apps that are simply Web clippings, content aggregators, or a collection of links may be rejected.
No data collection: Apps cannot transmit data about a user without obtaining the user’s prior permission and providing the user with access to information about how and where the data will be used.
No Chatroulette clones?: Apps that include games of Russian roulette will be rejected.
Define “objectionable:” Apps that present excessively objectionable or crude content will be rejected.
No porn: Of any kind. (Porn as it’s defined by “Webster’s Dictionary,” that is).
No gambling: Of any kind.
No file-sharing: No P2P apps – apps that enable illegal file sharing will be rejected.
Religious apps must be for educational purposes only: Apps may contain or quote religious text provided the quotes or translations are accurate and not misleading. Commentary should be educational or informative rather than inflammatory.
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12-13-2010, 09:25 AM #74
For me, this falls under the spread-too-thin category. Jay, seriously, stop trying to get Cydia everywhere and make it work better where it already exists damnit!
Since taking over Rock, one of the very FIRST changes to Cydia should have been adding app backup/restore. Nope. Sections - still a joke. And could you possibly make purchasing apps any more difficult? Making me jump through hoops to buy a $1.99 app is likely to make me forget about it.
Cydia on the iPad, still a complete joke. It's been around for 8 months now, yet rotation only just finally came with the latest Cydia release, and it doesn't even work properly at that. Rotate to landscape on the main Cydia screen and the right-column text overlaps the left column buttons. Rotate to landscape while on an app's info page and you quickly realize that it was completely pointless to do so and that now you see even less information and have to scroll more.
These should all be relatively easy things to fix. Cydia has been around long enough now that the user experience should be relatively painless. Many would likely not have cared so much that "Loading Changes..." took forever had the overall experience not been so painful.
Hell, I won't even bother to jailbreak my ATV2; although there is no Cydia for it now, it scares me to even imagine using Cydia in an environment where your control consists of only 7 buttons: up, down, left, right, ok, menu, and play/pause.
Frankly, if I had a newer Mac with the latest OSX, I wouldn't even waste my time with Cydia. Based on experience it will be a dumbed-down, advertisement-plastered UI, the shortcomings of which will NOT be made up for by the user-experience, and overall it will just not be worth the hassle.
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