Matt Mullenweg was recently interviewed by CNN Money. He had a couple of interesting answers for some of the questions asked. For example, when asked about being acquired, he responded that the only time he would consider being acquired is if he could run the company acquiring him. When asked about what they would be talking about 10 years from now, Matt said within the next 5 years, he believes the majority of WordPress usage will be from touch-driven devices. Last but not least, when he mentions failures, he believes that they didn’t embrace mobile soon enough because the open source community doesn’t like those closed platforms, but he still doesn’t feel like the mobile apps are really where they should be at.
I find his comments on mobile apps especially interesting. I’ve used the WordPress for iOS app for some time now and while it’s definitely gotten better, some of the faults are not with the app itself, but with the device. I use an iPhone 4 and I’ve tried multiple times to write a blog post but each time I’ve given up in frustration. The auto-correct on the iPhone does more harm than good and the process for copying links from somewhere else to put inside the post just sucks. However, the app shines in comment notifications, post editing, and comment moderation. These three things are what makes the WordPress for iOS app the most useful to me. So what perplexes me is just how easy can the WordPress app make it to compose a post on the iPhone 4 before the device itself prevents any more improvements from happening?
I want to hear from you on how you’re mobile experience has been with WordPress whether it’s with Blackberry, iPhone or Windows Phone 7?
C’mon, CNN. capital_P_dangit()!