Builders Gonna Build
Builders Gonna Build
Ep.1: Christian Selig, creator of Apollo Reddit app and Pixel Pals
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Ep.1: Christian Selig, creator of Apollo Reddit app and Pixel Pals

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Christian tells a story of how Apollo got started, grew and eventually had to shut down following Reddit's API pricing decision.


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[00:46] Introduction of Christian
[01:58] How Christian got into app development
[03:36] Internship at Apple
[06:38] The origin of the name for Apollo
[07:49] Launching v1 of Apollo
[13:12] Pricing the app
[17:46] Apollo t-shirts and custom app icons
[21:38] Adding notifications and being rejected by Apple
[26:15] Initial reception of Apollo and building a community
[31:32] Apollo's growth
[39:39] Challenges with Reddit API
[41:51] The demise of Apollo
[47:11] Apollo in metrics
[54:14] PixelPals
[56:05] Advice for app developers
[57:26] Podcast and book recommendations


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