Categories
Applications Blogs and blogging Mindsets

Open source WordPress app on all platforms is good news for the open Web

An open source WordPress app on all platforms is good news for the open Web in a time when there seem to be more high walls around platforms.

I like the desktop WordPress app. It has improved quite a lot since it was first released and the only real difference between the desktop app and posting in the Web interface is that the app doesn’t include additional plugin functionality like Yoast SEO which I use on this site.

Anyway, I noticed that WordPress has now released versions of its app for all 3 major platforms: Mac, Windows and, last month, Linux. Automattic has also open sourced the WordPress desktop app. This is good news for the open Web in a time when there seem to be more high walls around platforms.

Source: WordPress Tavern

By Paul

Enthusiast, writer, Happiness Engineer at Automattic. I take photos too. Passionate about my wife, Gina and #proudDad.

5 replies on “Open source WordPress app on all platforms is good news for the open Web”

Nathan Jeffery – George, South Africa – Results driven, technology strategist and business enthusiast. Fuelled by artisan coffee, I work remote, consulting on product development and infrastructure.
Nathan Jeffery says:

Very interesting.

Imagine Twitter Open Sourcing its mobile and desktop clients. I can imagine there would be a flood of pull requests from frustrated developers.

Paul Jacobson – Modiin, Israel – Enthusiast, writer, Happiness Engineer at @automattic. I take photos too. Passionate about my wife, Gina and #proudDad.
Paul says:

I don’t see that happening!

Nathan Jeffery – George, South Africa – Results driven, technology strategist and business enthusiast. Fuelled by artisan coffee, I work remote, consulting on product development and infrastructure.
Nathan Jeffery says:

ha ha ha! Yeah, seriously! Very unlikely unless Twitter decides to join the likes of Google, Facebook, Microsoft and Apple in open sourcing tech even if only some of it.

Paul Jacobson – Modiin, Israel – Enthusiast, writer, Happiness Engineer at @automattic. I take photos too. Passionate about my wife, Gina and #proudDad.
Paul says:

I don’t think Twitter is ideologically opposed to open sourcing stuff. I think it has done it in the past with frameworks like Bootstrap. It just seems to want to control the user experience too much to allow anyone to create an app that interfaces with the service so openly.

Nathan Jeffery – George, South Africa – Results driven, technology strategist and business enthusiast. Fuelled by artisan coffee, I work remote, consulting on product development and infrastructure.
Nathan Jeffery says:

Shame on me for forgetting about Bootstrap. We use it all the time.

What do you think?

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.