Research In Motion is losing its market share to the likes of iPhone and iPad, and Android based smartphones and tablets. The company has struggled to keep its foothold with its PlayBook tablet but efforts didn’t pay well.
RIM has posted a job on its LinkedIn page for a programmer who can write applications for BlackBerry maker and must have deep experience in developing apps for Apple’s iPhone and iPad.
The candidate should be “capable of architecting, designing, developing and testing complex applications for iPhone and iPad devices.” And upon successful selection he will “create exciting enterprise applications for distribution on the iOS platform.”
Tech gurus have long talked about that RIM could make its BlackBerry Messenger (BBM) available on its rival platform as an instant messaging service that would open new doors of revenue for the company.
According to a survey only 16% developers are “very interested” in writing apps for RIM, whereas Apple has as high ratio of “very interested” developers as 90%. Not to forget, 80% devs are “very interested” in building apps for Android.