However what actually choked builders was the quick discover, as Reddit reportedly supplied builders solely 30 days to adapt to the API change. Selig introduced that even when he hikes the present Apollo subscription to $5 per 30 days and good points 1000’s of latest subscribers, that also will not be adequate to maintain the API funds and canopy operational prices. Evidently Selig additionally had some tense moments with Reddit representatives who allegedly accused him of threatening or extorting the corporate to the tune of $10 million. Selig responded in his Reddit put up by revealing that he’d recorded all the calls with the corporate, and he shared a snippet of 1 name to counter the claims about his supposed threats.
Selig’s Reddit put up additionally comprises transcripts of his conversations with firm executives and it seems that Reddit was removed from being cooperative, not to mention providing some respiration room by extending the API payment grace interval. Selig says he even advised an Apollo sale to Reddit, contemplating it’s the most well-liked Reddit shopper and has raked hundreds of thousands of downloads. Nevertheless, Reddit was apparently not curious about that concept, and CEO Huffman reportedly refused to speak straight with Selig.
Nevertheless, Selig is not inclined to promote Apollo to any random purchaser. “I might relatively the app simply die if it will go to an organization that might flip one thing I labored actually on into one thing that might break its legacy,” he wrote. Selig says he’s engaged on a solution to refund the present subscribers and earlier than the June 30 shutdown, will supply customers to export their knowledge. On the finish of the day, it is only a poor send-off for a really fantastic app.