The HTML5 Version Of Skype Coming

By | April 17, 2012

The HTML5 Version Of Skype Coming

Slightly more than 6 months ago, Microsoft has finalized the acquisition of Skype for a total of $8.5 billion. Now, a recent job posting by the software giant has revealed that Microsoft has some big plans for the popular VOIP service or more specifically, the web version of Skype.

According to sources, at least 4 job ads titled “Skype for Browsers” are looking for software engineers with a “real world experience developing HTML5 UI’s including rich interaction based on JavaScript.”

Team Rendezvous at Skype is looking for passionate, team-oriented and self-motivated Quality Engineer (QE) to help us bring Skype experience on to the Web.

To be successful, you need to demonstrate ability to learn fast, the passion and to get things done. We value high quality standards and team spirit.

Although not much is known, it was rumored that Microsoft plans to go beyond that, integrating Skype in the next generation of its products, including Xbox Next and Windows phone 8.

Timeframe remains a mystery.

[Via: ArsTechnica]

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Vygantas is a former web designer whose projects are used by companies such as AMD, NVIDIA and departed Westood Studios. Being passionate about software, Vygantas began his journalism career back in 2007 when he founded Having said that, he is also an adrenaline junkie who enjoys good books, fitness activities and Forex trading.

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  1. Armin says:

    Great. Skype will finally appear in all its entirety on Linux.

  2. Guest says:

    There is no mention of HTML5 mentioned in that posting. Also, I think – just with HTML5 & JavaScript you can’t access microphone & webcam. So there should be browser plugin to achive this. Experts can correct me!!