Lots and lots of developers probably own Xboxes, and compared to the hassle of having to acquire yet another expensive smartphone, that could make the machine a potentially cheap and convenient platform for apps. There’s good news, then, as Microsoft seems to be interested in having developers use Silverlight to create Xbox apps.
Earlier today, Tim Carmody noticed a job ad created by Microsoft. It (in part) stated, “Silverlight is looking to hire motivated developers with a passion for creating ground breaking multiscreen platform experiences now targeting the Xbox.”
Then the ad noted that Silverlight’s used in “thousands of applications developed for Windows Phone 7, social network applications such as Seesmic, or powering the largest premium internet movie service through Netflix.”
So there you apparently have it: Silverlight, the Xbox, and apps.
This could create a lot of opportunities for developers. After all, just as many developers probably own Xboxes, so do tons of people who are potential app buyers.