Apple has started the search for engineers to create the successor to its all-conquering iTunes software for Windows.
A job listing on Linkedin, first spotted by Neowin, says Apple is looking to build media apps for Windows and is actively hiring software engineers with UWP app-building experience for the same. Apple has iTunes and iCloud as Windows apps currently, but these apps are quite dated and haven’t received the attention they deserve.
The listing looking for a senior software engineer says, “Join us and build the next generation of media apps for Windows.”
Later in the description, it also says, “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.”
Furthermore, Apple’s job description clearly says that the employee will be involved in building Windows apps. “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.”
Key qualifications include at least four-plus years of experience, deep understanding of the API design principles, and “UWP experience is a big plus.” The listing also notes that “cross-platform experience with Mac and Windows is highly desired.” These hints at better continuity and syncing will be paramount especially for Apple TV+ subscribers.
Apple has been working hard to expand its services beyond just its own devices as of late. At the beginning of the month, the company launched Apple TV+, and while it’s available for iOS, tvOS, and macOS, it’s also available on Samsung Smart TVs, Roku devices, and Fire TV devices.