Cydia was founded by Jay Freeman, better known as ‘saurik’ to the jailbreak community. His work with Cydia has resulted in the exponential growth of tweaks and 3rd party applications for iPhone users. Jay’s work has been so prolific he recently gave his thoughts at TEDxAmericanRiviera. His talk revolved around the notion that “even software should have screws”.
Apple has locked down iOS to preserve the user experience, but for jailbroken phones, the packages inside Cydia can feed your desire to customize and use various tweaks. Check out the video below of the “Godfather of Jailbreaking” in action (btw: I love his t-shirt):
What did you think of Jay’s talk?