Unofficial “Cydia Online” Website Goes Live, Creator Of Cydia Responds
Violating trademarks doesn’t just exist in the world of officially licensed company products and can be a part of the ‘grey’ area when it comes to technology as shown by the recently created website, “Cydia Online” which violates the Cydia trademark currently held by Saurik, best known for jailbreaking iOS.
The website Cydia Online went live recently and serves as a directory of sort that provides direct links to various packages and other information concerned with Cydia. But since it is not affiliated with Saurik, it is still an unofficial website owned by SwiftCracker.
The website is a fast online searchable closet of jailbreak tweaks, third party repos and default repos. Undoubtedly, this is a pretty useful source for users with jailbroken devices to search and acquaint themselves with abundant information.
The layout of the entire website was designed keeping in mind the technical expertise of all sorts of users and is hence quite simple and easy to use. However, since it just went live and seemingly is a small project without any proper backing, it is a little buggy although it still is an improvement over the official Cydia website in some cases.
The blatant breach of his trademark however didn’t go well with Jay Freeman, commonly known as Saurik, who created the original Cydia. Saurik shared his views on the official Jailbreak Reddit thread.
“Is it really that hard to come up with a name for this that isn’t “Cydia”? It isn’t even in your best interests to directly use my trademark even if that weren’t kind of a frustrating thing for you to do,” Saurik said while addressing SwiftCracker, creator of Cydia Online. Many people seem to agree with Saurik about this being a breach of trademark.