Flattr: we’re victims of an ‘app dictatorship’

Originally posted on Gigaom:

The founders of micro-payment service Flattr say they — and the people that use their service — are victims of monopolistic behavior, after an app which used their system was blocked by Apple. (s AAPL)

Flattr’s Peter Sunde and Linus Olsson

The company went public on Monday with the news that a third-party podcasting app, Instacast, had been rejected by Apple for its integration with Flattr. The iPhone maker apparently told Instacast that the integration broke its rules for the “collection of donations”, which it says must not happen in-app — only via the web or by SMS.

But talking to me earlier from Malmo, Sweden, founders Peter Sunde and Linus Olsson said that this was basically misunderstanding of how Flattr works — because the integration does not actually result in money changing hands directly. In fact, they said, the way it works is much the same as other very popular…

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