Cydia, the App Store for all jailbroken iTouch device owners, was recently updated by its owner Saurik – and his team members.
Cydia 1.1 is faster, sleeker and, consumes less RAM than the previous version. One of the major problems with Cydia was that it does not support multi-tasking. Even the latest version of Cydia does not support multi-tasking, due to some root related issues as explained by Saurik here.
However, the developer has added a resume where you left-offfeature, as a workaround for the lack of multi-tasking. The new version will also allow users to run and operate Activator, libstatusbar, and SimulatedKeyEvents, when Cydia is running.
The app start-up time and package loading times have also been reduced drastically. Compatibility with older packages has also been improved along with an improved search algorithm and support for more local languages.
Readers can know more about the changes in Cydia 1.1 here. iTouch owners, who have jailbroken their device, can install Cydia from within Cydia itself.
When iOS 4 came out, one of the most interesting things to be introduced was the Game Center. Game Center provided game developers with a centralized way to track scores and show top scorers for any game that integrated with it.
Now, each and every user who plays games on their iPhone or iPod Touch would definitely want to be on the top of the list so that they can brag about it to their friends. However, that required users to be exceptionally well at games they played.
Now, you can put all those efforts aside thanks to a new app in Cydia store called Hack Center. This new app allows users to submit any score to the Game Center. So you can easily beat anyone at the top of the league with this app and then brag about it to everyone.
This app will only work on jailbroken iPhone which has the Cydia app installed. Considering the number of jailbroken iPhone’s out there, it will now be really hard to trust all those Game Center top scorer listings any more. You can watch a video of the HackCenter app in action below (courtesy 9to5Mac). Click here if you can’t watch the video.
Would you prefer to cheat your way and add a fake score using HackCenter? Would you be able to trust the Game Center score boards anymore? Do let me know through your comments.
The two largest unofficial jailbreak App stores for iPhone users, Cydia and Rock, have now combined to form a single unified App store.
Cydia, owned by Jay ‘Saurik’ Freeman officially acquired the Rock Your Phone app store run by Mario Ciabarra yesterday. Both the owners had been in talks about an acquisition or a merger since months.
All the applications in the Rock app store will be transferred to Cydia and Rock users will need to create a Cydia login to continue using the app store. All the user backup data and other details of Rock users will be merged with their Cydia accounts.
Cydia had more users and a better app catalog than Rock and also raked in more revenue but Rock had a much better interface and was much faster.
Here’s what the Founder of Rock Your Phone, Mario Ciabarra had to say “It’s been a fun ride. We set out to change the landscape and I think we were very successful. I think we contributed to attracting more business professionals to the iPhone jailbreak community, and added some great functionality to the platform. The current transaction with Cydia is a great opportunity for us. We’re going to miss some of the excitement, but no reason for anyone to worry. I, personally, will be spending even more time in Intelliborn apps development (both existing and exciting new projects). A few months ago, Jay and I sat down together and we realized, I enjoyed making apps more (and was better at it), while Jay enjoys providing platform functionality. It was a win-win for both groups and we’re excited about the transition.”