Last night we noticed a flood of .jp email addresses appearing on the waiting list – several hundred over the course of just a few hours. Turns out someone posted a comprehensive and flattering review of Heroku in Japanese (translation). I just couldn’t resist using the opportunity to post this image:
Actually, it’s not just Japan: the international response to Heroku has astonished us. Denmark, New Zealand, France, Russia, Brazil – over half of our users are from outside the US. We chalk this up more to the universal appeal of Ruby and Rails than anything we’ve done, but either way it’s pretty cool.
By the way, we know news on the Heroku front has been a little quiet lately. That’s because we’ve got some big stuff brewing. Stay tuned – the best is still yet to come.