One thing that has struck me ever since rejoining the jailbreak ranks is how few apps seem to be coming out in any given day or week, basically how slow the trickle of apps is for the jailbreak arena.  This has been especially noticeable to me over the last couple of weeks, when I ‘ve […]
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Why I Don’t Have More Jailbreak Apps

Cydia Changes list

One thing that has struck me ever since rejoining the jailbreak ranks is how few apps seem to be coming out in any given day or week, basically how slow the trickle of apps is for the jailbreak arena. 

This has been especially noticeable to me over the last couple of weeks, when I ‘ve noticed very, very few items that were not themes, ringtones, or similar (lockscreen and SBSetting theme elements, other soundboard type items etc.).  So today I did a little count on the most recent 100 items showing in the Changes section of Cydia. 

Three out of the last 100 items are ‘real apps ‘, i.e they are not themes or ringtones, or similar.  3 out of 100.  And the sad thing is that seems about par for the course lately in Cydia.

Admittedly I am only running with the stock / default set of sources in Cydia “ but even so, that gives me Big Boss, Ste Packaging, iSpazio, and ModMyi and most of the biggest players I think.

The small handful of jailbreak apps that I run are stellar enough, and provide me with enough extra non-stock functionality, that I ‘m still more than happy being jailbroken “ but it really is striking to me how few real apps are hitting Cydia of late.

If any of you have suggestions for good new sources or apps to add, please fire away in the comments.  Oh, and please bear in mind I ‘m not a heavy SMS or MMS user, and not a huge fan of push / alerts “ so I ‘m not looking for any utilities that cover those sort of areas. 🙂

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