RIM has posted an advertisement calling for job applications from iOS developers. The ad, first spotted by AllThingsD, is looking for someone with a minimum of 2 years of experience with iOS/Objective-C development. The ideal candidate will also have to show RIM applications that they have developed and have been published in Apple’s iTunes App Store. AllThingsD suggests RIM could be looking for developers to boost its BlackBerry Mobile Fusion initiative, but also throws out the possibility that maybe RIM is working on a BlackBerry Messenger client that also works with the iPhone.
We’re not so sure iPhone users are going to care at this point — most use Apple’s iMessage platform for sending free texts to other iPhone users, although perhaps there’s still a bit of interest in using BlackBerry Messenger to contact friends on BlackBerry smartphones. Sounds a bit dangerous to us, though, considering BlackBerry Messenger was the single feature that kept us using a BlackBerry for so long in the first place.