Sometimes you can never underestimate just how stupid people are, and then there are recruitment people.
We were trawling through the job adverts from website Chinwag, when we came across an advert for “iPad Developer – News Corp (Propel London Ltd)” and our ears pricked up.
The advert was looking for a developer for a major news corporation, who will be responsible for creating a “Minority Report” type iPad app. And there in black and white were the details of the very latest iPad UX for this “News Corp” app. It will apparently have “drag and drop futuristic touch screen functionality with
live media and massive personalisation and intuitive UX all linked to social media.”
We wonder which newspaper it could be? Whoever it is, we’re looking forward to the app. The full details are below, and Matt Hawkes at Propel if you get anyone for the job we want our cut ;-)
IPAD DEVELOPER – NEWS CORP
Employment Type – contract
Country – England, United Kingdom
Location – All London
iPad / iPhone Developer – iOS x / Objective C developer
Stop the press! My client is a major news corporation with
offices in London. This behemoth of the news world is investing
heavily in the next generation of news media and is creating a
leading edge – flagship iPad product to present their news titles
in a truly revolutionary and ground breaking way. Think Minority
Report’s drag and drop futuristic touch screen functionality with
live media and massive personalisation and intuitive UX all
linked to social media – this is a seriously cool project! If you
are a top notch iPhone / iPad developer who is interested in
developing a product that will be used by millions of people and
will reshape the way we ingest news media then please get in
touch asap for more info!
Any guesses as to who this could be? The Telegraph, Guardian, Times????
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