Thursday, March 22, 2012

RIM Hunts For iOS App Developers For Mysterious iPhone and iPad App

RIM is on the hunt for iOS developers to create apps for the iPhone and iPad, according to a job posting, with the possibility that the BlackBerry company intends to bring BBM to Apple’s hardware. Specific app details are not, unsurprisingly, given beyond the suggestion that RIM is looking for “exciting enterprise applications for distribution on the iOS platform” though there are a number of possibilities given the rise of the iPhone in business environments
More exciting, but perhaps less likely. Is a port of BlackBerry Messenger (BBM) to its first non-BlackBerry platform, expanding RIM’s footprint onto the significant install-base of iOS users. That would run contrary to new CEO Thorsten Heins’ attitude to splitting up RIM’s “integrated solution“, however, with the chief exec arguing that it’s the joined up ecosystem that makes BlackBerry appealing.
RIM’s successful candidate will be “an experienced iOS/Objective-C developer capable of architecting, designing, developing and testing complex applications for iPhone and iPad devices” and with a track record of App Store content that can be demonstrated in interview.

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