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    Default Ever wanted to create a Cydia Tweak yourself?



    Ever had a great idea for a tweak in Cydia, but didn't know how to get it implemented, or develop it yourself? Here's a guide just for you.

    This isn't a short read, so get comfortable. Cup of coffee, etc.

    Note. This is not a technical guide. This will not tell you the exact programming steps to create the tweak. I'll include that in another tutorial. This is just to get you started on your idea.

    Starting off, i'd like to say that making your idea a reality doesn't necessarily require you to be a full fledged programmer, with years of experience under your belt. You just need some resourcefulness, and persistence. If you really want your idea to happen, you'll find a way. Repeat, you do not need to be a programmer. You do need knowledge of Objective C, a language for Mac/iPhone development.

    Why do you want to make a tweak?
    Before we start to explain how you would go about creating a Cydia tweak, we need to identify the reason you want to create a Cydia tweak. In my opinion there are two reasons someone would want to create a Cydia tweak:

    1. I have a great idea for a Cydia tweak that I think others will enjoy and I think someone should create it because it would benefit a lot of people.
    2. I have a great idea for a Cydia tweak that I think could be sold and generate some revenue.

    Determine what type of person you are, before you go any further. Are you just trying to spread your idea, or make money? Weigh the pro's and con's carefully.

    Okay, now we need to make another decision. How are you going to go about developing this tweak?
    1. Develop it yourself.
    2. Hire a developer.

    Depending on what you choose now, affects what you'll be reading later, so think carefully about your decisions. If you want to develop it yourself, you're going to need basic knowledge of computer programming (Objective C). If you're going to hire a developer, you'll need to pay them.

    Creating The Tweak Yourself.
    Before we start, weigh your decisions again.
    Pro's of developing yourself:
    -All control over development.
    -No development costs.
    -You receive all credit.

    Con's.
    -Responsible for updates
    -Time Consuming


    If you're going to develop the tweak yourself, click the spoiler:


    Hiring A Developer.
    Pro's.
    -Everything is handled for you
    -Not as time consuming

    Con's.
    -Hard to find a Developer
    -Up Front Costs (Possibly)
    -May not turn out as planned
    -Communication issues

    If you still want to hire a developer, click the spoiler:


    That's it. If you're still with me after all that, i commend you. Good luck on getting your idea out there.

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    nice tut...i may actually think about making a cydia tweek sometime

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    Thanks. I'll be posting a tutorial on the actual coding process soon.

    Making a tweak, once you learn Objective C, is the easiest thing. Getting it out there and well known, now that takes effort.

    EDIT: Updated links, added my TUT on Objective C.

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