Microsoft: Skype For Windows Phone Will Be The ‘Next Big Mobile’ App

There are lots of discussion going on around the web about Skype for Windows Phone availability. So far we know two things about it. 1) Its coming in first half of 2012. 2) Skype will be released as an app followed by integration into OS later.  Many people wonder why Microsoft’s own division is delaying in releasing the app for Windows Phone platform, Its because  Microsoft is planning something big. It is evident from the job listing for Software Development Engineer in Test – Skype for Windows Phone that Skype for Windows Phone will be the ‘next big mobile’ app according to Microsoft.

Quality engineers at Skype are responsible and accountable for developing and implementing test plans for complex, multi-tier distributed applications throughout the full software development lifecycle. They play a key role in ensuring all appropriate applications (including new and in production) are fully tested to drive optimal customer experience, no matter the platform or the product. Skype quality engineers are meticulous and highly organised, able to work effectively within a wider development team to deliver quality outcomes on time and to specification.

Skype for Windows Phone will be the ‘next big mobile’ app to be used by millions of users around the world. It is a strategic platform for Skype and an important revenue generator.

Skype is committed to actively introducing new functionality and product features on the Windows Phone platform and devices to lead groundbreaking developments on the platform.

Even though there is a delay in Skype for Windows Phone release, I can assure you that Skype for Windows Phone will have the best Skype experience across many other platforms. It will take some time to create such an experience !

Source: Microsoft


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