Over the weekend a couple of job vacancies were posted by Microsoft, advertising for Software Development Engineers to work on Skype for Browsers. Confirming that a Skype web application is currently or will shortly be under development.
Within the job advertisements Microsoft hints that the new Skype web application, could be HTML 5 based, or at least not reliant on Adobe Flash. Making the new Skype web application available to a wider range of browsers and devices, including Apple’s range of tablets and smartphones, which don’t support Flash based applications and website.
The job advertisement posted by Microsoft states:
“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.
You will work in dynamical environment with the team of true professionals participating in defining, designing, developing, testing and documenting one of the most popular applications of the modern world.
You will closely cooperate with colleagues developing Skype cross platform core library in Tallinn, Estonia, audio/video team in Stockholm, Sweden, User management team in Prague and web plug-in team in Palo Alto, US.”