Jay Freeman (saurik) takes over Rock!
The most popular App stores for jailbroken iPods are Cydia and Rock. The owner of Cydia, Jay Freeman has announced that he is acquiring Rock.app. Rock.app will now be closed down and all its data will be shifted to Cydia so that users can access data from both stores on one platform.
According to SaurikIT the data trasfer will take 10 days.
After 18 months in the iOS Jailbreak scene Rock of [Rock Your Phone] has been acquired by SaurikIT (makers of Cydia) and over the next few days we will be moving all products/users/licenses over to Cydia Store.
Unfortunately, due to some early miscommunication, rather than us being in a position where we were cooperating on platforms like Cydia, we ended up spending most of our time competing with each other over the course of the last two years.
This was not good: Rock ended up wasting a ton of effort implementing Cydia, while SaurikIT got dragged into an “apps battle” to compete with the Rock exclusives from Intelliborn.
The primary goal of this new world, then, is to put everyone “back on task”, with a true collaboration rather than this incessant competition.
Rock Your Phone CEO Mario Ciabarra:
It’s been a fun ride. We set out to change the landscape and I think we were very successful. I think we contributed to attracting more business professionals to the iPhone jailbreak community, and added some great functionality to the platform. The current transaction with Cydia is a great opportunity for us. We’re going to miss some of the excitement, but no reason for anyone to worry. I, personally, will be spending even more time in Intelliborn apps development (both existing and exciting new projects). A few months ago, Jay and I sat down together and we realized, I enjoyed making apps more (and was better at it), while Jay enjoys providing platform functionality. It was a win-win for both groups and we’re excited about the transition.