Skype might soon become available for even more users around the world, courtesy of a web app that is supposedly under development over at Microsoft.
Skype is the most popular VoIP service out there, with millions of users both on the desktop and mobile space.
However, it appears that Microsoft feels that there is room for more, and that a Skype
web app could help in this direction.
stumbled upon job listings on Microsoft’s website that point exactly in this direction, although specific info on the application itself were not made available as of yet.
Two of said job listings are for positions located in London – one for Software Engineering: Development
and another for Software Engineering: Test
–, while the third is located in Prague
“The Business brief Team at Skype is looking for passionate, team-oriented and self-motivated developers to help us bring Skype experience on to the Web,”.
“You will have a chance to integrate existing Skype solutions on to the web with the support of the backend services build from the ground up using latest Microsoft technologies. Result of your work will be used by hundreds millions of thankful users worldwide.”
The listing says it all, and there’s nothing more we can add on the matter, except for the fact that it is still unclear when exactly would Microsoft have the new web app available for users.
Apparently, Microsoft is determined to make the app compatible with the latest web technologies out there, such as HTML5, though it’s uncertain yet whether it will be based on this standard or not.
However, we might expect for the Redmond-based software giant to make the application compatible with as many browsers out there, including those running on mobile devices, which means that there might be no requirement for Adobe’s Flash (nor for Microsoft’s own Silverlight technology, for that matter).