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Thread: Cydia for the Mac "Within Weeks"
12-11-2010, 08:19 AM #1
Cydia for the Mac "Within Weeks"
Following the runaway success of Cydia on iOS - with 10% of all iPhone users, about ten million people, having used the marketplace at least once - Jay "saurik" Freeman is planning to bring Cydia to the Mac OS X platform very soon. At the 360 MacDev conference yesterday, Jay said the new app store would be ready for the Mac "within weeks," positioning it to go head to head with the Apple Mac App Store expected sometime in January.
Jay has been evangelizing the Cydia vision for some time now, with high-profile talks at TED and elsewhere. Rather than merely an alternative to the iTunes App Store, Cydia is positioned as a resource for users to customize their devices to work in the way their owners want them to work. In his talk at 360 MacDev, Jay talked about Cydia, detailed cycript and Cydia Substrate, and took Apple to task for their restrictive policies and the poor quality of developer documentation.
His description of the Cydia Store for Mac was general, but presumably would give users easy access to tools similar to the tweaks available on iOS Cydia as well as useful apps free from Apple restrictions. Jay encourages developers who are interested in using Cydia for the Mac to distribute their products to contact patrick at saurikit dot com for details.
12-11-2010, 08:22 AM #2
Now that's exciting.Internet killed the video star.
12-11-2010, 08:23 AM #3
12-11-2010, 08:39 AM #4
Oh hell yea
12-11-2010, 08:48 AM #5
That is Awesom
12-11-2010, 08:53 AM #6
I hope it will be a lot easier for the dev team and Cydia to work on the mac platform as apposed to the nazi like attitude Apple has on the mobile products. Only time will tell.
12-11-2010, 09:00 AM #7
I don't get what the point is... a google search yields many tweaks for customization. I guess a Mac Cydia could unify everything, but that's pretty much all it would be good for in my eyes.
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12-11-2010, 09:03 AM #8
12-11-2010, 09:04 AM #9
While I'm sure it will be nice, Developers can pretty much already do whatever we want them to do to our Macs. Just because the AppStore is coming and has limits doesn't mean that our computers are already in jail—they really aren't. Oh well, I can think of one source I'd want Cydia for Mac to handle.
12-11-2010, 09:13 AM #10
Cydia for Mac?! I never expected something like this. I can't wait to see some competition!Asking for help is different from being stupid. Fanboys can rot in @#$%!
12-11-2010, 09:17 AM #11
Frankly i cant wait, the possibilities are endless
12-11-2010, 09:25 AM #12
Can u restore a Mac to factory settings because if u can't I would probably stick to the AppStore on this one. My2c
12-11-2010, 09:36 AM #13
Correct me if I'm wrong but isn't Mac already an open source platform? And cant you already install programs on Mac? So why would there be a need for Cydia for Mac, let alone a Mac app store.?
12-11-2010, 09:41 AM #14
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12-11-2010, 09:48 AM #16
I'll pass on Cydia for mac thanks. Mac OS X is already open and I can get any app I want already.
Probably pass on the Mac App Store too.
12-11-2010, 10:10 AM #17
^ Means you don't support the companies or people.... and that is something to brag about?
12-11-2010, 10:11 AM #18
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12-11-2010, 10:50 AM #20
I guess the Mac is the final frontier for Cydia, since it's on every other Apple Product
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