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Christian Selig, creator of the Reddit client Apollo, on Reddit:

June 30th will be Apollo’s last day.

If you haven’t been following this whole thing, Reddit is changing their API agreements to make third party apps unsustainable. Apollo’s bill would amout to about $20,000,000 (yes, twenty MILLION dollars) per year.

In response, Selig has announced in a lengthy and well-documented Reddit post how certain people at Reddit screwed him around, lied about it, and tried to gaslight Reddit employees about what happened.

The funny thing is, though… Selig has all the phone conversations recorded.

Apollo is shutting down at the end of this month, and that will be when I stop using Reddit. I was never a Reddit user before Apollo, and without that user experience, I have no real interest in using it anymore. The app is offering refunds, but as I said when Spring, Tweetbot, Twitteriffic, and other Twitter clients had the API rug pulled last year - don’t take the refund. A few bucks to you and me isn’t much, but if all the refunds get paid out, that could be hundreds of thousands of dollars out of the developers pocket.

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