Cydia Opens iPhone App Store for the Jailbroken Community

Cydia, an unofficial apps installer for jailbroken iPhones and iPods touch has now applications for sale, so independent developers can get compensated for their work outside Apple's official ecosystem. Bring on the porn apps!

Cydia's founder, 27-year-old Californian grad student Jay Freeman, will apparently charge about the same commission as Apple does to developers wanting to list their apps in the new Cydia Applications. A paid app store will not only reward developers for their efforts but possibly lead to a wider variety of non-Apple-approved apps. Apparently, more illicit app stores are in the works, including an adult-themed one, which we will of course examine at great length.

Check out Jesus's great guide to jailbreaking for more info on jailbreaking and free apps. [Macworld]