Third-party apps like Apollo and Sync cease operations due to Reddit’s API pricing changes

  • Following Reddit’s controversial API changes, most third-party apps protested against the high costs with developers like Christian Selig estimating an approximate $20 million annual expense.
  • More than 8000 subreddits, with millions of followers, went private in protest, demanding affordable concessions for third-party apps.
  • Despite the backlash, Reddit’s CEO Steve Huffman asserted that the protests did not significantly impact revenue and that third-party apps did not contribute much value.
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