When it comes to downloading jailbreak apps and tweaks, many people know that Cydia is the number one go-to platform. Some times, people find it little frustrating that Cydia is the ONLY place where they can download their favorite jailbreak tweaks and apps. But did you know that there are other alternatives to Cydia as well? Icy, Rock Your iPhone, and Installer are just some of the known alternatives to Cydia. It is just that Cydia is so dominating that it seems that other options may not matter anymore. Now, it seems a new third-party app platform is about to challenge Cydia.
The name of this new platform is called iTweak which touts itself as the "Cydia alternative" which means that one will be able to download their favorite third party apps, tweaks, themes, mods, utilities and more. If you are going to check out iTweakStore.com, you will see that is has gone live with a "Coming Soon" message together with some preview pics.
Welcome to iTweak! iTweak is one of the best places to get all of your Tweaks, Themes, Utilities and more on your jailbroken iPhone, iPod touch and iPad! We serve as an alternative to Cydia, and the Apple App Store.
So what do you think? Will this newcomer be able to give Cydia a good competition? Or will it fade into obscurity as with past Cydia alternatives? These guys are claiming that their service is “fast, powerful, and easy to use” which is never a bad thing. Many people are complaining that Cydia has been quite slow to load these days. Another common complaint is that the user interface of Cydia is counter-intuitive and is severely outdated. If iTweak will be able to address such Cydia problems, then there is a good chance that they will become relevant in the jailbreak community.
No ETA for the official release date of iTweak Store but we will surely keep an eye out on this one. [via iDownloadBlog]