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Paid iPhone Apps Now In Cydia With Cydia Store

March 7th, 2009 · 3 Comments · iPhone

Jay Freeman, the developer of Cydia, has created an alternative to the App Store. The Cydia Store will only be available to those iPhone users that have a jailbroken phone. While Apple does not like jailbroken phones, over 1.7 million people are already using Cydia to modify their iPhone with hacks, mods, and applications that Apple will never approve on their App Store.

The Cydia Store’s first paid app, Cyntact, costs $1.00 and shows profile pictures in the contact lists. Saurik, (Jay Freeman’s handle) will charge developers 30% to have their apps on the Cydia Store. This is the same price Apple charges. If developers are denied from the App Store they can now get their apps out to the public with the Cydia Store. Most of the items you will find in Cydia are free with the exception of a few. We can expect to see some very neat and useful apps in the Cydia Store soon!

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  • Alan Vazquez

    Sweetness! Hey Mike, any info on how payments will be made?

  • Alan Vazquez

    UPDATE: Alright guys. I have some info. You will have to have a Facebook or Google account for verification, a Cydia account, and an Amazon account in order to buy these applications from the Cydia Store.

    Also some people are asking me where the “Cydia Store” package is, and the Cydia Store is inside the regular Cydia application. Just update to the latest version of Cydia.

    Do a search for cyntacs in Cydia to buy it.

    There will be a Paypal method of paying soon.

  • Alan Vazquez

    EDIT 2: The app has been “cracked” damn shame really. 🙁 (P.S- It doesn’t have DRM anyways)

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