Cydia for Mac to be Available “Within Weeks”

The creator of the de facto grey-market application store for iOS, Jay Freeman (or Saurik, as most of us know him), plans to release a Cydia clone for the Mac. Inspired by the announcement of a Mac App Store, Saurik wants to create a place for users to download unconventional tweaks and hacks for OS X.

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.

There isn’t much information available at the moment, but if you have an app that you would like to submit to the store, contact “patrick [at]” for details.


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