PlatformIO 2023 Year in Review

Our Journey Through Tough Times: The highlights of the major milestones and achievements of PlatformIO Labs in 2023

Ivan Kravets
Ivan Kravets
Ph.D., Founder & CEO at PlatformIO Labs

We’ve been through a lot together, and it’s time to look back and see how PlatformIO Labs kept growing during the most challenging times in its history.

PlatformIO 2023 Year in Review

As we step into 2024, it’s a mix of happy times and thoughtful moments. We’re excited to share some good news with you, but we also want to take a moment to reflect on what’s going on in the world. As we all know, tragic events are occurring in multiple places on our planet, and Ukraine is one of them. Our R&D team is located in this beautiful country, where people are currently facing tough times due to the ongoing war. Despite all the difficulties, we managed to adapt to the new harsh conditions and adjust our plans when needed. This helped us achieve steady growth even when things outside were uncertain. We also made solid plans to keep everything going smoothly.

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Major Milestones

Soaring to 4 Million Unique Installations

We’re thrilled to share that we are approaching a remarkable milestone of 4 million unique installations of our PlatformIO IDE for VSCode.

PlatformIO Yearly Active Users (2014-2021)
PlatformIO Active Users (2014-2023)

This incredible number is a testament to the trust and support of our growing community. Thank you for choosing PlatformIO and being a part of our journey!

Unveiling a New Chapter with PlatformIO Core 6

We’ve consistently delivered significant new features and numerous enhancements across all our main products.

PlatformIO Core 6.1

The heart of the entire PlatformIO ecosystem, the PlatformIO Core, has now reached the 6.1 milestone, bringing substantial improvements to performance, a better testing and debugging experience, an updated package management system and many other enhancements. This milestone represents our commitment to continuous improvement and providing you with the best possible instruments for embedded development.

Revolutionizing Embedded Development with PlatformIO IDE 3.0

Our dedication to enhancing user experiences extends to our PlatformIO IDE for VSCode.

PlatformIO IDE 3.0

Our extension for VSCode not only reflects our responsiveness to the needs of embedded engineers around the globe, but also sets a new standard for efficiency and functionality in embedded development by leveraging our highly-customizable Modern UI Toolkit. The latest updates bring substantially refactored project management workflow, new intelliSense feature for PlatformIO configuration files and many other great UX/UI improvements!

Elevating the Industry with PlatformIO Package Registry Improvements

We’ve been hard at work refining our Trusted Package Registry solution and the results have been positive. These improvements have caught the attention of key players in the industry and we’re proud to have created a product that meets the needs of diverse markets. Your trust is driving positive change across the embedded systems market.

Welcoming New Voices to Our Blog

Diversity and collaboration are at the heart of the PlatformIO community, and this year, we’ve expanded the voices contributing to our blog. New authors have shared their expertise, bringing fresh perspectives and insights to our community. We believe that a variety of voices fosters creativity and innovation, making the blog a richer resource for everyone.

Unveiling the Future

In the year 2024, we are gearing up for some major announcements. Get ready for new and improved versions of our open-source projects! We’ve been hard at work, taking your feedback to heart and crafting features that will enhance your experience. These upcoming releases are not just updates; they provide a glimpse into the future of the PlatformIO ecosystem.

Another one of our primary goals for the year 2024 is to surpass the 5 million installations mark. We’re not merely setting a target; we’re laying the groundwork for a more extensive and vibrant community. Your trust and engagement have fueled our growth, and we are excited to welcome even more users into the PlatformIO ecosystem.

Words of Appreciation

As we celebrate these achievements, we want to express our deepest gratitude to you — the PlatformIO community. Your feedback, support, and enthusiasm have fueled our growth and inspired us to reach new heights. Looking ahead, we’re excited about the opportunities to innovate, collaborate, and continue this incredible journey together. We are proud of what we’ve done. To everyone who’s been a part of this journey — thank you! You’ve made PlatformIO what it is today, and we’re excited to see what we can achieve together in the years ahead.

Have a great 2024!

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Ivan Kravets
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