In Apollo’s case, it made a staggering 7 billion API requests, which places the month-to-month quantity owed to Reddit at $1.7 million and the annual payment at roughly $20 million, in line with the app’s developer. Selig says if he boots each non-paying Apollo person, the typical subscriber nonetheless makes over 300 API requests each day, one thing that prices $2.50 monthly, which is presently greater than the subscription worth itself.
To recall, Apollo presently fees $1.49 monthly for its paid subscription, the annual tier prices $12.99, and the lifetime premium package deal prices $50. Selig additionally made tough estimations about Reddit’s personal income stream and concludes that the self-proclaimed web’s first web page would dramatically overcharge Apollo customers, although Reddit hasn’t weighed in on his claims.
“With the proposed API pricing, the typical person in Apollo would price $2.50, which is 20x larger than a beneficiant estimate of what every person brings Reddit in income,” Selig says in his Reddit submit. He additionally says that Reddit is unwilling to regulate the API pricing for Apollo, which suggests both Selig pays up by no matter means he can or he sunsets the challenge. From the feedback on Selig’s submit, it seems that some Apollo customers would ditch Reddit entirety if the third-party consumer dies, simply the way in which many Twitter customers migrated to alternate options like Mastodon or BlueSky.