iOS Apps Developers to Work for RIM?
We have been seeing and hearing things like RIM will bring BBM to iOS and vice versa. However, there is no certainty that this would be in effect in the following days. When RIM released their Job Posting for an iOS Apps Developer, most of the speculations discuss that it is about bringing BBM to iOS platform. All these have no answers yet and are still a "hear say" but the real question here is that:
Why RIM is hiring an iOS Apps Developers?
It is still unclear why RIM is hiring an iOS Developers but some Blackberry enthusiasts say that it is because of the Blackberry Mobile Fusion that was previously announced by RIM last November 2011 which objective is to help improve the development of this product offering. Having said that, it is more likely a good idea and a big help for RIM, given the consumerization of IT and RIM’s efforts to hold on to enterprise clients that might be slowly slipping away from it.
Below is the clarification that RIM has made to AllThingsD about this whole thing:
“As you are aware RIM announced BlackBerry Mobile Fusion on November 29, 2011 and the job posting you are referencing is to help continue the development of this product offering,” a spokesperson for the company said. “In order for BlackBerry Mobile Fusion to perform advanced management functions for iOS devices, RIM will develop an on device client to be included as part of the overall solution.”