A lot of mobile software are trivial apps which really should not influence your decision on which platform to support, but some apps are deal breakers, such as WhatsApp for example.
One such app we often hear complaints about is the education service Blackboard, which is often used by universities and colleges to communicate with students, post assignments, results and more.
We therefore have some great news for Windows Phone using students currently struggling with this missing app – Blackboard is working on a Windows Phone and Windows 8 app.
They have advertised for a developer in Shanghai, China, to develop multiple Blackboard native apps and are looking for applications from developers who already have apps in the Windows Store.
We expect at this stage the app will likely be a universal app, and we hope we will not have to wait too long for its arrival. Interestingly their iOS and Android apps are being developed in San Francisco, suggesting their Windows Phone app is not going to be a major priority, but hopefully being at a separate site will speed development somewhat.
Developers who want to apply can see the ad on LinkedIn here.