Microsoft to Develop Skype Metro App for Windows 8


Microsoft will officially unleash the latest Windows Operating System, Windows 8, later this year and the OS will come with Skype Metro App integrated, if the recent posts on the company’s official website are to be believed.

Windows site tells the interested folks that Skype is looking for developers who would begin building a Metro app based upon the C# and Java Script and HTML5. 2 Job vacancies have appeared on the official site and both of them point towards one direction- Skype App for Windows 8.

 The announcement says: The Consumer Engineering team at Skype is looking for passionate, team-oriented and self-motivated developers to help us build Skype client software for new Windows 8 platform. You will have a chance to build new Skype client software from the ground up using latest Microsoft technologies focusing on JavaScript/HTML5. Result of your work will be used by hundreds millions of thankful users worldwide.

One another announcement further elucidates, “You will closely cooperate with colleagues developing Skype cross platform core library in Tallinn, Estonia and audio/video team in Stockholm, Sweden.”

And frankly speaking it does not strike as a unexpected surprise as both Windows and Skype  are Microsoft’s own creation. And the software giant would always want its productions to work in tandum in a swift way.


But one thing here everyone, who has an interest in these matters, would like to see- the degree of integration of Skype as a Metro app on the latest Windows 8 Operating System. And if there will be a difference between the C# and Java Script/HTML 5 versions of the Metro App that Skype will be setting up.

Skype on the Windows 8 Metro will be installed on the system as a default tool for Video calling on the Tablets, and that folks looks like a sensible thing; and why not all the Android based Tablet PCs are offering Skype app for Video call to their customers.