Jay Freeman has confirmed that Cydia is coming for Mac OS X. Cydia is previously available only for iOS devices iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad. It will allow those developers that do not want to go through a complicated process of approval of submitting apps in Apple Mac App Store. Freeman confirmed this during a presentation in 360MacDec conference.
For those who are unaware of Cydia, it is a software for iOS that allows users to browse and download apps for jailbroken iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch. The software has been created by Jay Freeman who is also known as Saurik. There is an associated Cydia Store which contains jailbroken apps and iOS users can find apps using Cydia software.
According to a rough estimate, Cydia is currently used by about 10 percent of all the iPhone users. The reason is very clear that there has been many risks involved in jailbreaking iOS devices.
It is also a great news for the developers who have read Apple’s announcement that they will not support on-app purchases initially.