I know this idea has been tossed around before, but I want to revive it. Most people believe there is no need for a Cydia store for android. Google doesn't limit apps the same way as Apple does in their respective app stores. But with the recent removal of ad-blocking software from the Play Store, it's got me thinking that maybe a Cydia-like store for android isn't so far fetched.
The Android developer community is much larger and more diverse than the iOS developer community. A Cydia-like store for android could encompass so much more development than is even possible on iOS. Think Kernels, ROMs, and init.d scripts.
Cydia for Android!
This is just an early concept, not an actual app or working demo.
Obviously, the Cydia name cannot be kept, unless it can be licensed from Jay Freeman (Saurik). But it wouldn't be hard to come up with a different name. I did, however, make the icon from scratch, so I won't need to change that.
The Cydia Store for Android could be a central, unified place for developers to store their creations. Right now we have a whole host of sites (goo.im, Get.CM, etc) and several alternate stores (amazon app store, slideme) and of course the XDA, Rootzwiki, and several other forums. Instead of developers having to have their apps and mods and roms on all of the stores and sites and forums for maximum exposure, wouldn't it be great to have just one place for developers to gain recognition?
The Cydia Store for Android would be a perfect place for developers to have their Kernels, Roms, Themes, Recoverys, GApps packages (including modded ones), Mods and Scripts (e.g. v6 supercharger, System mods, init.d scripts), as well as a place for Root apps (E.G. Helium, Root explorer, Greenify) as well as banned apps (obviously not trojans) such as the ad-blockers that recently got pulled from Google Play.
Let me know how you guys feel about this. I don't have enough experience to make a project like this, but I can try to get in contact with developers like Koush Dutta or someone else who knows what's up.