WordPress is one of the most powerful blogging platform as well as a content management system used by approximately 25 percent of websites today. To further establish its dominance in the market, the company is introducing a major redesign to the platform as well as the introduction of a new app for Apple's Mac.
According to reports, the WordPress Mac app and website features a much cleaner, modernistic user experience. The new app will allow users to update pages and respond to the reader's comments straight from inside the app. Wordpress has been widely available for iOS and Android devices, and adding a desktop app for Mac will make the blogging platform accessible to a vast number of devices that are available today.
The new WordPress app for desktop takes full advantage of the features currently offered by Mac OS X. Users won't need to fire up the browser anymore as they can get instant access to full-screen app mode, push notifications directly from the dock, and have other key commands that are native to Mac in addition to the ease of access.
"Open source is the most powerful idea of our generation. I'm proud to take our intellectual property crown jewels and open Calypso up to the world for the community to hack on, play with, poke, prod, and extend and make their own. This is the same spirit of sharing which has allowed WordPress to become a de facto web operating system over the past decade. It may take time, but open will win over closed every time," said Lead developer of WordPress software Matt Mullenweg to explain the decision to open source the entire codebase on GitHub.