Pinboard's Heroic and Lazy Stand Against IFTTT(blog.pinboard.in)

over 4 years ago from Eduard Giménez, Co-founder & CTO at Emtrics

  • Bady QbBady Qb, over 4 years ago

    I think IFTTT has a reason, yes. But I think I'm with him in the T&C. It nuts.

    10 points
    • Joshua TurnerJoshua Turner, over 4 years ago (edited over 4 years ago )

      I didn't read over their entire T&C, but the points he made were 100% valid in that regard.

      I just think that (given the new size of IFTTT), app developers stand to benefit substantially more than IFTTT would. This is of course not true in every circumstance, and I'm willing to bet that applications with a large user base are catered to differently.

      It was a free integration, and initially they relied on applications to prop them up, so they spent dev time integrating with those applications.

      Now that they're providing more of a service and need those smaller applications less, they're off loading the development time to them as they have more to gain.

      I don't believe it's incredibly underhanded, or even morally wrong. If the owner of that application doesn't believe that it's worth the burden of reintegrating their product, they don't have to do it.

      2 points