A new job listing from Foursquare indicates that the popular "check in" app company is making a bigger push towards creating better Windows Phone and Windows 8.1 apps in the future.
The listing for a new "Cross-Platform Mobile Developer" states:
We have begun building out a new team dedicated to working with our external partners and bringing the first-class Foursquare experience to new and untapped platforms. As one of the founding members of this team, you will have the opportunity to help spearhead a priority project in building our marquee mobile service app for all Windows Phone and Windows 8 users.
While there are Windows Phone and Windows 8.1 Foursquare apps currently available for download, external teams outside of the main developer were in charge of both projects. This new job listing could signal a shift in direction where Foursquare itself is taking more responsibility for those apps.
Recently, Foursquare launched a new app, Swarm, where the older app's check-in experience was turned into a stand alone app. So far, there's been no word on when or if Swarm will be released for Windows Phone or Windows 8.1 but this new job post hopefully means the platforms will get Swarm sooner rather than later.
What do you think of this job posting and does it mean Foursquare is taking Microsoft's operating systems more seriously? And anybody out there interested in applying?
Thanks to jukoi for the tip!