A Whatsapp cofounder came clean and praised Android for its openness. He further explained how much easier it is to add new features to its Android version compared to IOS. And to top it all off, he confirmed that Whatsapp has more Android users than IOS.
They have managed to collect 430M users (up almost 30 million since December). The company has 50 employees of which half work on localization and translation.
Whatsapp is a lean organization which keeps costs low and has a steady revenue stream of $0,99 per account per year. Rumours have swirled that competitors like Facebook have offered up to $4B, the company has a strong desire to stay independent.