SaurikIT, developer of Cydia Store, the popular App Store for jailbreak apps has acquired Rock Your iPhone, another popular App Store for jailbreak apps.
Rock Your Phone was launched more than one year and six months back and was installed in more than 4.6 million iOS devices.
The news of the acquisition was announced on Rock Your Phone blog:
After 18 months in the iOS Jailbreak scene Rock has been acquired by SaurikIT (makers of Cydia) and over the next few days we will be moving all products/users/licenses over to Cydia Store.
Here are some interesting facts about Rock Your Phone:
Number of Developers with apps listed in the Rock Store: 124 (from 19 countries)
Unique iOS devices that installed Rock: 4.6 million (from 220 countries/territories) – Wow that is a lot of places!
Registered Rock Users: 2+ million
Number of App licenses sold: 500,000
Users of who took the plunge and bought something: 280,000 (from 185 countries)
Total Rock Your Phone Store Sales (March 12th, 2009 – September 2010): $3.3+ million
The details of the acquisition have not been made public. However, from a user point of view it means that they will now have only one place i.e. Cydia Store to download jailbreak apps.
They have explained how the licenses will be transferred to the Cydia Store for users who have bought apps from the Rock Your Phone Store:
We have worked hard together with SaurikIT/Cydia to ensure a very smooth transition where all customers will retain their App licenses and be able to install them through Cydia at will. If you already have a Cydia Store login, your licenses have already transferred. Those who do not have a Cydia Store login, simply use (or create) your Google Account/Facebook account to login to Cydia Store, and your licenses will transfer automatically. If you’ve changed devices in the last day or two, don’t worry. You can simply type in your RockID and your licenses will transfer over.
Users who preferred the Rock Your Phone App Store would probably be disappointed with the news.
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[via Rock Your Phone]