Apollo, The World’s Best Reddit Client, Comes To End.

And it's an absolute fucking shame. Christian outlines all of his reasons for doing so, and honestly I get it. But man it sucks.

Apollo, The World’s Best Reddit Client, Comes To End.
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And it's an absolute fucking shame.

📣 Apollo will close down on June 30th. Reddit’s recent decisions and actions have unfortunately made it impossible for Apollo to continue. Thank you so, so much for all the support over the years. ❤️
by u/iamthatis in apolloapp

Christian outlines all of his reasons for doing so, and honestly, I get it. But man it sucks.

Although I'd had an account for years before Apollo was released, it was only because I discovered it that I started using it more frequently, building up a list of subreddits that were funny, informative and helpful, in much the same way I only really got into Twitter with the release of Tweetbot. These days I spend most of my lunchtime sitting in my truck browsing Reddit. I suppose if there was a silver lining in all of this, I'll stop blasting through my data on my mobile plan!

At this point I don't think Reddit care, and even if they were to walk back its decision, the whole thing has left such a bitter taste in the mouths of developers and loyal users that I don't think they would return. Why risk the same move being pulled on you again in the future? Besides, most of its users — much like Twitter's — don't know that third-party apps exist and will just go on using the site as they do now

And so fine folks, I'm out. On June 30th when the lights go out on Apollo the only proper social media presence I will have will be Mastodon.