In a recent article by GigaOm, Skype has upped their hiring of mobile developers. Specifically, the company is looking for devs in the iPhone and Android space, and the total of people to bring on is at about 20-30 developers. While this may be a simple case of Skype trying to fix any issues in the mobile space that they’re already having, chances are they’re looking at the possibility of video conferencing in the mobile arena. 5-10 developer hirings would lead me to believe current bugfixes; 20-30 makes me thing a total revamp or addition of a large new feature.
Qik and Fring have been in the video conferencing space for quite awhile, and don’t enjoy nearly the popularity that Skype has. At this point, it would only make sense for Skype to hop on the video conferencing train, as users have been clamoring for it for quite some time – even before the Skype app for either Android or iOS was ever released.
So, Skype, here’s hoping you’re doing what’s right, and listening to the masses. Be sure to hit the source link for the original article at GigaOm, and let us know what you think of Skype possibly bringing mobile video conferencing into the game in the comments below.