Today the folks at Rock Your Phone, the makers of the Rock.app store, announced they have been acquired by SaurikIT,LLC, known for Cydia.
While details of the purchase have not been made public, it seems that the Rock.app will fade into Cydia, where the apps in their store will all eventually make their way to Cydia.
Mario Ciabarra, who founded Rock Your Phone said the following:
It's been a fun ride. We set out to change the landscape and I think we were very successful. I think we contributed to attracting more business professionals to the iPhone jailbreak community, and added some great functionality to the platform. The current transaction with Cydia is a great opportunity for us. We're going to miss some of the excitement, but no reason for anyone to worry. I, personally, will be spending even more time in Intelliborn apps development (both existing and exciting new projects). A few months ago, Jay and I sat down together and we realized, I enjoyed making apps more (and was better at it), while Jay enjoys providing platform functionality. It was a win-win for both groups and we're excited about the transition.
There's a lot coming with the acquisition, Rock Your Phone has built quite a fanbase in the past. Here are a few interesting points about Rock Your Phone: