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Microsoft Job Listing Hints at Apps Compatible across WP8 & Windows RT

If you’re a regular viewer of UnleashTheVideo, you might have heard us ramble on a couple times, of how the ability for apps to run on both Windows RT and Windows Phone 8 devices would be a logical, and possible necessary thing for Microsoft to do, not to mention how the company highlighted the shared kernel many a time before.

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This would be huge for Microsoft, since if the Surface could run Windows Phone 8 apps, and vice-versa Windows Phones could run Windows RT apps, it would give them access to a lot more apps. And according to a recent Microsoft job posting, we might see such cross-platform app support.

The job posting has since been removed but basically Microsoft was looking for a software engineer to work in their Windows Phone division, asking “do you wish the code you write for Windows Store apps would just work on the Windows Phone and vice versa,” and explaining, “we are the team leading the charge to bring much of the WinRT API surface and the .NET Windows Store profile to the Phone.”

Hopefully this works out, because we windows phone users need some apps, y’all.

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