Wix.com Ltd. (Nasdaq:WIX), a leading global web development platform, announced today that its worldwide user base had surpassed 50 million registered users. The milestone followed a record first quarter of 2014, a factor largely driven by the company’s continued focus on product development, which resulted in the release of over 150 new features, advanced design capabilities and apps since the beginning of the year.
“Back in 2006, my co-founders and I tried to build a website for another business venture. There wasn’t a solution out there that could meet our needs, so we founded Wix. Today 50 million users have proven that our need was also theirs,” said Avishai Abrahami, Wix Co-Founder and CEO. “From the get go everything we did was shaped and guided by our users’ needs. Providing the best product in the market and listening to our users has brought us this far. Continuing to do so will take us to new heights.”
Wix’s mission is to bring technologically advanced and function rich solutions to all users, regardless of their technical ability or budget. With a powerful drag-and-drop website editor at its platform’s core, the company has continued to expand its offering by introducing cutting edge mobile solutions, a vibrant App Market enabling 3rd party app integration, eCommerce capabilities, a host of business management tools and more.
Wix users are rapidly adopting products as fast they’re being rolled out, as demonstrated by the 12 million apps installed on users’ websites since the Wix App Market’s launch and the over 3 million mobile websites built with Wix to date. In line with users’ needs and in keeping with the company’s mission to provide comprehensive solutions to its users, Wix recently launched two platform advancements, the WixHive API and Mobile Sonic Technology.
The WixHive API will allow formerly standalone applications to share gathered data giving site owners powerful new capabilities. The Mobile Sonic Technology will ensure that mobile sites created with Wix load quickly, catering to the growing market demand for on-the-go accessibility.
“The key to reaching 50 million users is developing innovative tools, that would typically require having expert coders or designers on deck,” said Nir Zohar, Wix President and COO. “We’re bringing enterprise level capabilities to every business no matter how small, which makes Wix the go-to destination to build, manage and grow a business online.”
Full disclosure: Aviran Mordo is the head of back-end engineering at Wix