You ever wonder if there is a substitute out there for the sometimes slow, complicated, and space eating Cydia?
Our prayers have been heard with the official introduction of “Icy” by Ripdev. According to “The iPhone Authority” Icy is supposed to be a “lightweight” version of Cydia, and lightweight it is. With slightly more then 1 MB size, the same open source packaging system DPKG, and repositories refresh on demand Icy sounds like a pretty solid upgrade to Cydia.
The software is only in its 1.0v and already promises a multitude of improvements such as faster data processing and a more effective user interface with a little swag of its own. One of the features that Icy is developed around is the use of bandwidth. In order to achieve minimum network traffic congestion the developers put together a straight forward black and white interface accompanied by a set of simple icons.
To add frosting to the cake Icy comes optimized with the so loved landscape mode (might as well follow the upcoming 3.0 firmware).