Jay Freeman, founder, Cydia

Jay Freeman is a PhD student at the University of California. But in between lectures and seminars he’s found time to take on the mighty Apple. Freeman is the developer of Cydia, an alternative application installer for the iPhone, allowing users to run the programs that Apple refuses to allow into its official App Store.

Cydia offers alternative to iPhone App Store

Given all the fuss over app stores at the moment, it was only a matter of time before the handset hacker community got involved, with the intent of opening up the iPhone platform to even more developers.