How come cydia/installer have no good apps

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by Kevinnijjar23, Jan 18, 2009.

  1. Kevinnijjar23 macrumors member

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    When i had my first iphone and jailbroke it there were so many apps like games themes and etc how come they arent on the new ones :confused:
     
  2. bored911 macrumors 6502

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    when the iphone was updated to 2.0 a lot of apps got broken. Instead of rewriting them for cydia, the devs saw the legitimate business they could have in the app store. So most of the things you are looking for either were broken or moved into the app store. After all, the app store can give you a much wider install base than cydia.
     
  3. Kevinnijjar23 thread starter macrumors member

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    oh yea that is true but there were some games were just hilarious on installer:D
     
  4. doobi18 macrumors 6502

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    Developers with legitimate apps logically started distributing through App Store where they would reach a far wider audience and potentially revenue.

    You'll still find a couple of good games on Cydia, but most importantly, Cydia is now for utilities and the like which wouldn't by any means be allowed on the App Store.


    //doobi18
     
  5. notintheleast macrumors 6502

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    Exactly. App store= games, cydia= utilities and cool stuff apple won't allow.
     
  6. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    Installer sucks now because no one supports it.
    Cydia rocks, however.
     
  7. dvdhsu macrumors 6502a

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    Well, actually Cydia is really sluggish on 2.2.:eek:
     
  8. doobi18 macrumors 6502

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    Precisely. No point even addressing Installer.

    Not where I come from.

    //doobi18
     

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