The creator of many apps that we have come to know, Ripdev, has decided they are ready to call it quits. In their quote found below you will see that they aren’t getting into specific detail as to why they have come to this decision. In fact their site claims that they plan on never releasing the reasoning behind their departure.

     “It’s been a great two years, but unfortunately, the time has come for Ripdev to close its doors. There are many reasons for this, most of which we probably will never disclose (unless we are forced to). The important thing is that due to circumstances we will likely be unable to support the titles we have created over the years further. They will be perfectly operatable on the firmware versions they were created for, and you will be able to download and use them — but they will no longer be supported and updated (except for i2Reader Pro that is not being developed by us and that will be kept in sync with its App Store version). We will, of course, transfer the licenses to the new devices — just email us. Our Cydia repository will be operational until at least next year, so be assured that the products you liked and paid for will be available for you to (re)install.

     Icy, our lightweight DPKG installer, is now available in source form under MIT license. You’re free to do whatever you want with it. It would be nice if someone picks up the project…

     It was a honor to be in the iPhone jailbreak community, and we are proud that we have certainly made a ripple or two.”