If you've ever been to university there's a strong chance in many parts of the world you'll be familiar with Blackboard. A software platform used by institutions to communicate with its students on a whole host of things, as yet there aren't any official Windows 8.1 or Windows Phone applications for it. But that could be changing in the near future as the company is looking for "a Windows 8 / Windows Phone / Windows Surface Developer to revolutionize the role of mobile technology in education." Sounds promising.
It'll be handy if interested developers are located in China – Shanghai to be more precise – but the job listing presented on LinkedIn is pretty clear. Blackboard wants someone to build kick ass applications for Windows Phone and Windows 8.1. Blackboard has a distinct target market, but it's a pretty huge one all the same and no doubt there's a ton of students out there who would love to have this on their phone or tablet.
If you're an interested developer you'll find everything you need to know here. There's no clue as to what timeline we're looking at, but it looks like we're going to see another important service come to Windows and Windows Phone.