“Cydia Online” Goes Live As An Unofficial Website
A new website by the name of "Cydia Online" is now live that provides direct links to various repos, packages and other information. The creator of the website has no affiliation with Cydia, hence making it unofficial.
Probably, the website will go down with time unless SwiftCracker changes its name. The current name violates Saurik's trademark directly. However, with legal violations aside, the website is a fast online searchable closet of jailbreak tweaks, third party repos and default repos. Undoubtedly, this is a pretty useful source for users with jailbroken devices to search and acquaint themselves with abundant information.
So let's dive in to see some more details on the "Cydia Online" website and what does it have in store for users with jailbroken devices.
"Cydia Online" Is Live With A Violated Name
As we have mentioned earlier, the website is a great tool for users who wish to search different kinds of tweaks and repos for their jailbroken device. Having it tried for myself, the website is designed efficiently with appropriate layout and easy to use interface. The website will enable users to search for tweaks and even add repos using assigned links on the website.
Presently, the website seems a little buggy which is definitely not a reason to hate it. It's something which the developer will heal over time. Certain arguments lie in favor of the "Cydia Online" website as it has potential to be faster than Cydia. Furthermore, ads associated with the repos can be ignored. This is definitely a great hub for tweaks and repos.
Saurik has already commented on the "Cydia Online" website in an official reddit thread. He outlines the blatant use of his trademark, ''Is it really that hard to come up with a name for this that isn't "Cydia"? It isn't even in your best interests to directly use my trademark even if that weren't kind of a frustrating thing for you to do :/.''
It seems Saurik is not troubled by the launch of the website apart from the name. If there were any kinds of consultations between Saurik and SwiftCracker, we're sure the website would have been a good news for all. In the meanwhile, let's just hope the website name changes before it goes down.
This is it for now, folks. What do you guys think about the "Cydia Online" website? What potential benefits can users derive from it? Let us know in the comments.