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Add-On / Free Package

New Paid Package

Update Free or Paid Package

Cydia Store

Introduction

MacCiti is honored to be one of the automatically installed sources when you Jailbreak your iPhone!

Where and How Do I Submit My Package?

Submitting your paid package is as easy as any other package that you submit through our package submission page. Fill out the form and please indicate the price of the of the package that you would like to sell and your Cydia ID. If you do not have a Cydia ID please let us know on the submission form and we will contact you for more information.

What information do you need?

If you already sell items on the Cydia store, please include your dev ID.

If this is your first paid package, please provide the following information with the package (use the description box.):

Full Name

Country of Residence

PayPal email

When and How Do I Get Paid?

You will receive 70% of each sale you make and you can track your sales on the Cydia Store web interface. You do have to be a little patient to get your first payment from packages sold on the Cydia Store. Payments are made on the 1st and the 15th of each month via PayPal for all cleared payments that are at least 30 days old. Which means you may be waiting up to 6 weeks to see your first check.

Important:

At MacCiti we take pride in the fact that we sell the best themes on Cydia. We want you to be successful and your work to be successful so please make sure all the packages that you submit for sale are something that you would buy yourself.

If you have any further question please feel free to ask in the general section of our forum or pm one of our moderators.

Thank You

The MacCiti Team

Preparing Your Theme For Cydia

To prepare your theme for submission, follow these simple steps. First of all you will need to decide the name of your theme. Lets assume that you have a working theme and you decided to name it 'matrix'.

1) Create a new folder on your desktop called 'matrix' (the name should be be in lower case)

2) Double click on a folder you just created to open it. Inside of this new folder 'matrix', create two other folders called 'DEBIAN' (upper case, just the way i wrote it) and 'Library'.

Now, lets create a control file. This file will contain information about your theme such as description, name etc; it will also contain your information such as your name, your email address (if you wish to include), etc.

To create a 'control' file, open your text editor. If you are on the Mac, you can use TextEdit. Inside of this text file add these lines:

Package: com.macciti.matrix (where 'matrix' is the name of your theme)
Name: Name of your theme goes here.
Version: Specify the version, if its a first release, put it as 1.0
Architecture: iphoneos-arm (this will never change, leave it like that)
Description: Please provide the description of your theme here.
Homepage: http://macciti.com
Maintainer: MacCiti <contact@macciti.com>
Author: Put your name and email address here.
Sponsor: MacCiti <http://www.macciti.com>
Section: Themes (SpringBoard)

So at the end it should look like this:
Package: com.macciti.matrix
Name: Matrix
Version: 1.0
Architecture: iphoneos-arm
Description: WinterBoard theme with nice abstract wallpaper, text icons, status bar, and dock!
Homepage: http://macciti.com
Maintainer: MacCiti <contact@macciti.com>
Author: MacCiti <contact@macciti.com>
Sponsor: MacCiti <http://www.macciti.com>
Section: Themes (SpringBoard)

NEXT: Save the file as 'control' inside of the 'DEBIAN' folder you created earlier.

Alright, you are almost there :)
Navigate to your 'matrix' folder on your Desktop and open it. (You should have DEBIAN and Library folders already created)

1) Open 'Library' folder and inside of it, create another folder called 'Themes'

2) Open 'Themes' folder you just created and drag and drop your ACTUAL theme here. The structure should look something like this: matrix/Library/Themes/Matrix

IMPORTANT:

A lot of people who submit their themes for MacCiti to host, expect us to have them up and ready the next day. It is possible and it is what we are aiming for. However, please be sure to clean up your theme before submitting it to us. What i mean is, you have to delete all invisible files (cache if you will).

To do that, on your Mac or Windows choose to see invisible files and delete them.

Your are done! Now your theme is ready for submission. Its not hard at all, and it take about 10 minutes to complete. :)

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