Nov 19, 2019

Apple To Create Next Generation Of Media Apps For The Windows Platform

Apple has introduced various software on the Windows platform, such as iTunes and iCloud Utilities. Now, according to the report by Neowin, Apple is hiring engineers with the goal of creating a second-generation media apps for the Windows platform.


Following the release of macOS Catalina this year, iTunes was divided into three standalone applications, specifically Music, Podcasts and TV, which inherited the iTunes and split the roles. However, on the Windows platform, iTunes is still being utilized when one wants to use the Apple Music, the iTunes Store and the iOS backup, the only option for sync between devices.

Neowin discovered in Apple's job listing that the mentions of the UWP development experience, which is enough to prove from the side that Apple desires to build a new app for Windows. UMP is an acronym for the Universal Windows Platform that runs on both PC and Xbox One.

From the job listing:
The Media Apps team is looking for a creative Senior Software Engineer to work on the next generation of media apps for Windows. You will help build innovative features that will delight millions of customers around the world.

You possess strong skills in the areas of application design, solid API design principles and have a strong understanding of customer and workflow issues. You have a history of shipping large volume consumer product successfully. You are a well-rounded developer who is not afraid to question assumptions. You have an excellent written and oral skills. You love collaborating under tight deadlines.

If you love music and you are passionate about writing code, and want to work with world-class engineering teams that ship to millions of users, the Media Apps team is the place for you.
Last year, iTunes landed on the Microsoft Windows Store and existing as a classic desktop management software.

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