Apple has yet to allow applications that directly modify iOS into the App Store, so those people who are in search of ways to personalize their devices resort to Cydia - the number one marketplace for the numerous amount of tweaks and handy additions that innovative developers are constantly churning out. This means, however, that users must jailbreak their devices which effectively voids the 1-year, standard warranty included with the purchase of an Apple device. Due to the inconvenience involved with the jailbreaking process as a whole, tweak developers are always searching for ways to bypass the Apple guidelines and get their modifications onto the App Store to appeal to a wider demographic of people.
It's become quite an expectancy, at this point in the App Store's successful existence, to see blatant clones of popular originals. We've seen multiple ripoffs of Imangi Studio's widely acclaimed title, Temple Run, and have also been graced by graphical spin-offs of other chart-topping titles that simply vary in graphical style. Today yet another app has breached the App Store's walls, which mimics the clever, intuitive interface that was first introduced by Realmac Software's utility, Clear ($1.99).
Recently a developer, Vlambeer claimed that another developer’s iOS game in the making, Gamenauts’ Ninja Fishing, was a copy of their original fishing title. That so called “ripoff” rolled onto the App Store just a few days ago, while Vlambeer’s official title is still in the making for iOS as
Czech-based PoweryBase is reporting that users of their NotifyMe app with "hacktivated" phones may be blocked from using Apple's push notification server. The NotifyMe [App Store] program is a simple Push-based application available on the iTunes App Store which reminds users of personal tasks and appointments using the Apple Push Notification Service.