Matomo's history

Learn how we grew from Piwik in 2007 to Matomo in 2018.

Once upon a time in the space of the World Wide Web, Twitter was in its infancy, the Internet of Things was just becoming a buzzword and the iPhone had just launched. It was 2007 and a bright-eyed engineering student was discovering the concept of free software. His name was Matthieu Aubry.

Matthieu rallied some of his friends and started a little open-source analytics project called, Piwik. This community grew, as did the mission. To create a powerful alternative analytics tool that respected user privacy and gave users 100% control of their own data.

Here in 2018, the community has grown into a team. Our name is now Matomo, but our ideals are still the same. We remain dedicated to providing a formidable web analytics platform that continues to give users full control of their data.

We’ve been fortunate enough to have others believe in our mission too. So much so that Matomo is now a leading Open Source Web Analytics Platform, used by more than 1.4 million websites* in over 190 countries. 

*according to Usage Statistics from

Birth of Matomo in London

First public version 0.1.1

First Matomo Mobile App

Piwik 1.0 Public release!

Ecommerce Analytics, Custom Variables, First Party Cookies + Privacy features

1 Million Downloads!

Matomo is now available in 50 Translations!

Major release Matomo 3.0, new material design and incredible improvements!

Piwik has been renamed to Matomo!

Google Analytics Importer plugin released

First alpha release

Award Best of open source enterprise software in Web Analytics

Sourceforge Project of the Month!

Independent Center for Privacy Protection in Germany says Matomo can be used in compliance with data protection laws

Log Analytics feature

Major release Matomo 1.12, last version before Matomo 2.0!

Matomo brand redesign and version 2.0

100,000 active users

Launch of Matomo Tag Manager