When it comes to jailbreaking, there’s probably no name as familiar to the development community than that of Jay “saurik” Freeman. Jay is the brain behind the Cydia App Store, and this morning he gave the attendees of 360|MacDev an overview of his upcoming jailbreak store for Mac OS X, cycript, and Cydia Substrate.
After the succesful launch of Cydia on iDevices, Saurik is now planning to launch Cydia installer for Mac OS X devices :D. Currently Cydia is been used by over 10 million people on their iDevices. There are well over 30,000 packages available for iOS, and a lot of open source material can be downloaded from Cydia.
“Freeman felt that the same type of store would be useful for Mac OS X devices; the result is a Mac Cydia, which will be available “within weeks.” With today’s news that the Mac App Store will not support in-app purchases, something that is critical to the freemium app model that is so successful in the iOS world, a Mac Cydia might be just the web store for a number of Mac developers.”
Those developers interested in getting their app on the Cydia Store for Mac can contact contact patrick at saurikit.com.