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    Default ThemeIt: A New Theme Store App Brings Competition to Cydia
    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BNZph_jmf0o]YouTube - Theme it, the theme store - Teaser 1a (with sound) : the iPhone app[/ame]


    It's easy to see that one of the most successful items sold in the Cydia store hands down is Winterboard Themes. With hundreds of designers and millions of users theming their iPhone, iPod and iPad, it creates quite a community of people. Since Cydia aquired Rock, every theme you purchase generally comes through Cydia, unless you perhaps donated to a designer.

    With less than only a day left before it's launch, there are some variables that could shake up the "competition", indirectly bringing some headaches to our iPhone god, Saurik, the man behind Cydia. In fact, Saurik has already been in touch with the folks behind ThemeIt, and has politely asked that they hold back on releasing such a product, but ThemeIt is keeping it's plans to release. However, over the course of all of this, it sounds like ThemeIt has lost their original repository partner, and that word has been travelling from within the community encouraging themers to stay away from the project. No Comment.

    An artcile over at ReadWriteWeb, goes into detail on the response given from ThemeIt, speaking out about their view on competition and in the end, only seem to make things more heated, not really helping the situation.

    Well community? What do you think? Is there room for another App Store? As much as I want to see the theme community push for upgrades and new ways to be a part of it all with ease and intuitive browsing, I can only see a headache forming for both Saurik, and ThemeIt from this process. In my opinion, things need to be closely discussed between ThemeIt and Saurik to come to a reasonable solution. We'll keep up with this release tomorrow and let you know what happens. I'll try and get Saurik to give us his thoughts as well so it's not all hear-say... yeah thats right I gave my opinion anyways.

    From ThemeIt:
    A carefully designed platform (application and website) allowing focus on high-quality themes and also the artists behind the themes in a way that wasn't possible before… it's the Theme Store you've been dreaming of using.

    With some of the best theme creators already on-board we can guarantee you'll have access to amazing and exclusive content in an environment that's sure to meet everyone's needs. Focusing on high-quality, complete themes, the goal of Theme it isn't to have a million themes in the gallery… but the best ones available.

    The platform includes a very user-friendly website and an iPhone/iTouch application to showcase and distribute the themes with instant access to the information you really want, such as screenshots, details, compatibility and much more. You'll also have the opportunity to learn a little more about the artists that create the themes you love and use. A section will be dedicated to these wonderful designers.
    Sources: ReadWriteWeb, ThemeIt
    Last edited by Nick Hesson; 01-22-2011 at 05:56 PM.

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    This looks like fun to explore! Can't wait for another option in themeing

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    I love how you said you weren't gonna give your opinion but did it anyway lol

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    Fragmentation? Bad.
    Competition? I suppose it's good.

    If it makes browsing for themes more intuitive then I am all for it <_<.

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    Just added this to my blog, looks pretty sweet.

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    I'm not sure I understand how this will make life more difficult for Saurik. Could someone please explain?

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    Themeit Is going to be dope I know it's where I'll host my themes

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    saurik will a great helper needs to understand that he cant control everyone else and if he is trying to control what gets released hes no better then the app store app submission members and apple that "for the good of the people" (sarcasm) is trying control things, i respect him for what he has done but we dont buy the competition is bad, if we did we wouldn't jailbreak and become mindless zombies

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    whats the big deal over themeit?

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    Most of the themes on Cydia are complete crap so it really doesn't matter. You want good themes? Deviantart.com or macthemes.com.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ev_ol View Post
    I'm not sure I understand how this will make life more difficult for Saurik. Could someone please explain?
    Saurik already sells themes in his store and has worked very hard at keeping everything under control. With an additional store, even though it's just themes, he's got competition, which means he can't control the way things evolve for themes in the future.

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    it wont except he wont be able to make money from themeit and saurik wants to control everything jailbreaken.
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    I really don't believe saurik is opposing this just because he won't have control ( this isn't SJ here). What's the actual reason?

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    Wow!!! It's looks great!! So can u mix themes? With this??

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    Saurik is acting like Apple.

    I'm all for this new ThemeIt.
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    Your an ignorant moron!
    fail

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    Quote Originally Posted by klouud View Post
    Most of the themes on Cydia are complete crap so it really doesn't matter. You want good themes? Deviantart.com or macthemes.com.
    that's the whole point of themeit... regulated theme submissions... not every yahoo with 5 icons can submit it and charge you for it

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    You know, most people jailbreak to loose the bonds that apple imposes on their phones/ipods. Seems to me that Saurik wants to be a mini apple and control the jb community. I hate that rock was absorbed because it was faster and the UI was better IMO. Hopefully this can at least get started and become another alternative.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jevarner View Post
    You know, most people jailbreak to loose the bonds that apple imposes on their phones/ipods. Seems to me that Saurik wants to be a mini apple and control the jb community. I hate that rock was absorbed because it was faster and the UI was better IMO. Hopefully this can at least get started and become another alternative.
    Guys the store will be strictly for themes... I think everyone is getting confused about the point here... Themeit is going to be a fully featured "THEME STORE" not another/replacement "CYDIA"

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    Quote Originally Posted by eenofonn View Post
    that's the whole point of themeit... regulated theme submissions... not every yahoo with 5 icons can submit it and charge you for it
    This I like. I don't even browse themes on cydia anymore because there is 10 billion themes on there and 99% of them are well, ******. I'm all for themeit if they actually regulate the submissions and don't allow every single theme to be on there, only the best of the best. I don't get what the big deal is about it, except competition for cydia.

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    Quote Originally Posted by klouud View Post
    Most of the themes on Cydia are complete crap so it really doesn't matter. You want good themes? Deviantart.com or macthemes.com.
    Agreed!

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