It looks like the soon-to-launch Mac App Store is going to have a rival right off the bat. Mac Cydia is its name and it is being developed by Saurik (Jay Freeman), creator of the Cydia jailbreak app store for iOS. Jay has told TUAW that it will be available ‘within weeks’ – so there’s […]
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Mac Cydia Coming Soon, Maybe in Time for Launch of Mac App Store

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It looks like the soon-to-launch Mac App Store is going to have a rival right off the bat. Mac Cydia is its name and it is being developed by Saurik (Jay Freeman), creator of the Cydia jailbreak app store for iOS.

Jay has told TUAW that it will be available ‘within weeks’ – so there’s a good chance it will be ready to go by the time the Mac App Store itself opens in late January.

Macs – and the installation of Mac software – are not restricted as iOS devices are, so there is certainly less immediate need for a ‘jailbreak’ app store for Macs. Apple has recently announced though that beta and trial versions of applications will not be available in the Mac App Store – so that may be at least one type of app that will feature in Mac Cydia.

What do you all think about Mac Cydia? What kind of application would you think you’ll need from the alternative store? How likely are to use the Mac App Store?

News Via: TUAW

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