Facebook Messenger looking for a developer to bring VOIP calls to Windows Mobile


VOIP calls came Facebook Messenger on iOS and Android in April this year, but we have not heard much about Windows Phone support.

Fortunately it seems Facebook is still planning on bringing the feature to Windows Phone, and are looking for a developer to help them do this.

In a job post they write:

Software Engineer, RTC Windows Mobile

Facebook is scaling out a free voice calling product in Messenger, that will revolutionize how people connect and use their smartphones. Our vision is to connect over a billion people by voice and we’re growing incredibly fast. At the heart of this is Real Time Communication (RTC) Engine which responsible for making Voip calls happen on phones by hanging state, networking, media capture, processing, compression and transmission. Facebook is looking for a Software Engineer to make the Facebook Real Time Communication (RTC) Engine work on Windows phone and Windows. This will involve hooking up Audio/Video capturer and renderer for RTC engine on the Windows platform, make sure it is performant, make windows specific optimizations to the codebase.

The news is good, not just because the feature is coming to Windows Phone, but because Facebook themselves is developing, and by adding skilled Windows Phone developers to their team we can expect even better and on-going support in the future.

Read the full job post here.


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