Xbox is Microsoft’s premier entertainment brand for the TV, phone, PC and tablet. Xbox offers some of the best and broadest games, as well as one of the world’s largest libraries of movies, TV, music and sports. It makes use of Kinect to provide all new way to interact with your content. Xbox SmartGlass allows any of your device to turn into second screen for Xbox experience. While some of the services are exclusive to Microsoft’s own platform, some of them are available across many platforms. Take Xbox Music, Xbox SmartGlass as examples, they are available on Windows, iOS and Android.
According to recent job posting, Microsoft has a team working on bringing next generation entertainment experiences to the Windows, Android, and iOS platforms. They claim themselves as extremely well-funded startup and looking for people to develop iOS and Android apps based on Microsoft’s cloud platform. The interesting thing in this job listing is the “next generation entertainment experiences” term. Hopefully, Microsoft can come up with something unique that will attract more consumers to its services and platform.
Want to join an extremely well-funded startup?
Our team is a brand new group focused on bringing next generation entertainment experiences to the Windows, Android, and iOS platforms, powered by the Microsoft cloud. Our mission is to leverage a new geo-distributed massively scaling service to redefine what is possible on today’s devices.
The application team is looking for a strong Development Engineer to help build the Android and iOS application for these experiences. The application is the gateway to the end-to-end experience, and will test your engineering capabilities around performance, reliability, and user experience.
The ideal candidate is self-motivated, experienced, driven, collaborative, and flexible. They seek the simplest and most elegant solution to complex technical and business challenges. They’ve got a “get it done” attitude, but ensure that quality is never compromised.
Last month, we reported that Music, Video, Reading (MVR) team’s job posting revealed that Microsoft is working on a groundbreaking Reading app for Windows devices. Since the above job listing does not mention about MVR, I guess this job posting is from some other team working on something other than Xbox Music, Xbox Video and Reading apps.