WordPress 3.1 was released about 36 hours ago. I always like to take a peek at the WordPress download counter when a new release drops. Already there have been 380k downloads, and they are clicking up rapidly at about 200 per minute, or 3 downloads per second!
WordPress mobile apps have been on a tear. The Android app has passed 100,000 users – and it was released just three and a half months ago. Meanwhile, the Blackberry app is getting close to 100k as well (it just passed 90k users) and the iPhone app will hit 400k users very soon (it was first released almost 2 years ago). The most encouraging trend is the increase in the number of posts published from mobile apps to WordPress sites. In the case of WordPress.com, mobile posts now make up over 10% of total posts published every day, and that number will almost certainly continue to go up.
Now that’s a WordPress fan!
There’s a nice article about Matt and WordPress in USA Today and news that WordPress.com is one of the fastest growing large web sites in the world (#3 according to TechCrunch’s analysis).
Congratulations and huge thanks to the hundreds of people who have contributed to this release. It’s a milestone for WordPress with a new user interface and information architecture, and crucial new features like built-in upgrades and plug-in browsing.
Raanan gave a well received talk about virtual team collaboration at WordCamp Israel: