The Malmö (Sweden) based social micropayment startup Flattr recently announced a big change that is going to take place on the 1st of May. From then on the young company is dropping the requirement to add money to an account to integrate the Flattr button on a website or to keep the button active. Flattr stated on its blog that already more than 175.000 things have been flattred almost half a million times. With the upcoming change Flattr hopes to increase this number dramatically in the near future by attracting even more users that were held back by the requirement to add credit to their accounts.
Flattr was founded in 2010 by Peter Sunde and Linus Olsson. The social micropayment startup helps people share money, not just content. If you don’t know yet how it works (or used to work), just watch their promotional video: