You may soon be seeing Boxee on your iPad, as the company is looking to hire a lead developer for Apple’s mobile platform.
If you’ve never used Boxee, its a program that essentially aggregates various online video into a pleasing user experience. Throw this thing on your Apple TV or computer that’s connected to a television and you’ll see the real value of it. Now, it looks like it will try and get on various Apple mobile platforms.
We consider ‘other screens’ as important as TVs for enjoying video. In that spirit, we seek a lead iPad and iPhone developer to be the first member of our Mobile Applications team.
This position will be involved throughout the entire application development lifecycle. You must be confident, take ownership of your projects, work efficiently without management, be personable, and able to articulate yourself well verbally.
Boxee has also teamed with D-Link to create its own funky-looking Boxee Box but I don’t see this gaining that big of a market because it’s yet another box (and that “hip” design is just dumb – I need to be able to stack my boxes). Getting on as many platforms as possible is a much better strategy.
As for the Apple devices, the iPad is quickly becoming a great media consumption device. We’ll soon have Boxee to go along with Netflix, CBS, and maybe Hulu. It’s becoming a strong Internet video device, even without supporting Flash.