Springtomize 3 Cydia Tweak Sees Over 300,000 Downloads In A Week

Springtomize 3 was released last week from developer Filippo Bigarella and without a doubt it was one of the most anticipated tweak releases. With that said I bet you would be surprised with the numbers Springtomize 3 has hit only a week after its release. According to a recent blog post by Bigarella the tweak has already gone on to be installed on over 300,000 Jailbroken devices.

He has also released a pie chart that gives an overview of the most common devices the tweak has been installed on. The majority of users are of course iPhone owners, with more than 80% of the devices being iPhones, 13% iPads and 3.5% iPod Touches.

Springtomize 3 Cydia Tweak Sees Over 300,000 Downloads In A Week

If you were one of the 300,000 people who downloaded the tweak you will want to check out a new sub-reddit /r/Springtomize specifically for Springtomize where users can submit requests for new features, report bugs etc.

Bigarella also stated that “only a very, very small percentage are legit users,” which means a majority of the downloads come from pirated versions of the tweak which is very disappointing considering the amount of work that went into Springtomize 3. And it goes to show just how rampant piracy is within the Jailbreaking community. An unfortunate fact for long term developers who often get frustrated due to lack of monetary incentive. As although as an end user it is easy to take tweaks for granted, they are a TON of work to put together.

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  • Bryan Walker

    Pony up, people. $3 is not a lot to pay for a massive tweak like this.

  • Farids

    I agree with Bryan, $3 is very little considering what you get. There’s a point for free downloads though, if people manage to keep straight. The Tweaks are often tested only on a couple of iOS devices and with only a handful of other tweaks installed. I used to pay for a tweak, find it was useless, had a bug that made it crash the whole substrate, or not be compatible with some other key tweaks I was using. So now, like buying a product from the store(2 week return policy, with receipt), when something new comes up and catches my attention, I download and use for free for two weeks. If it’s good and works with what I have, I purchase. Otherwise I delete it and try later after updates, or move on. I deleted Springtomize 3 after a couple of days. Still buggy. Springboard and everything in it become very slow. Icon drags become extremely slow, folders crash and the dock goes blank at times and you can’t see the icons in it. Couple more updates and I’ll try again. Filippo will get his money from me. But only if I actually use his product.

  • http://modmyi.com/forums/iphone-4-new-skins-themes-launches/740147-neurotech-hd.html#post5637502 Jay

    That is some very lucid reasoning, but if we don’t support the early builds of his tweaks we may not get the fixes and updates that we want. When you buy a tweak or theme you’re investing in the future progression of that product, and that’s a good feeling.