Pinboard's Heroic and Lazy Stand Against IFTTT(

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

  • Oliver PattisonOliver Pattison, 5 years ago (edited 5 years ago )

    Exactly right. Pinboard is a one-person shop and already has a solid API. IFTTT worked with the Pinboard API for years and their model changed while Pinboard is still providing the same great service.

    Pinboard is a bootstrapped business with paying customers. IFTTT, unfortunately, has venture capitalists as customers so their interests do not necessarily align with the users of their service – who want an interface to an API for Pinboard and other services.

    If anyone thinks this is just about Pinboard complaining (which Maciej does love to do!), take a look at some other recent services gone from IFTTT:

    App​.​net, BuzzFeed, Campfire, Etsy, ffffound, Last​.​fm, Readability, Yahoo Fantasy Sports, Yammer

    2 points