Third-party Reddit apps are apparently going through some ups and downs. The platform basically raised the cost to access its APIs that would allow third-party apps to be developed and accessed, and the price hike is so high that most of the developers have realized that running the app is no longer beneficial for them in any way. It all started with Christian Selig, developer of a popular Apollo app, deciding that he was going to shut down the app on 30th June, later this month, because it was no longer feasible. Now, other developers have started joining Selig's decision and have decided to shut down their apps by the end of this month.
The developer of Sync, another popular third-party app for Reddit, has also announced on their website that the app is going to shut down on 30th June, later this month. In addition to that, the developer of RIF also suggested the same about their app shutting down, and we believe that other 3rd party apps are also going to go down by the end of this month.
This should not really come as a surprise because a lot of Reddit users and developers have talked about how the price hike is a lot for the apps to survive properly and generate revenue for the developers at the same time. Even though the platform did talk about how this change is not going to affect the apps that are targeting accessibility and are non-commercial, this has not changed the situation for all the apps in question.
As a matter of fact, there is a mass protest happening at Reddit on June 12, where countless subreddits with over 30 million combined subscribers are going to go down for at least 48 hours. The reason behind that is simple, to make the company change its stance, but we are not sure if that is going to happen orRead more on wccftech.com