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Apple looking to expand to full editing suite?

updated 12:10 pm EST, Sun December 27, 2009

Job listing hints full iWork web app

Apple may be expanding iWork to become a full web app, a job listing has revealed this past week. The company is looking for an Applications Engineer who would help develop a "scalable rich Internet application" and work on the very heart of the design. The new recruit would have to develop both presentation and word processing apps.

The ad is also significant in that it appeared on CrunchBoard but was not visible on Apple's recruiting page at the same time, hinting at Apple reaching out specifically to a very web-centric community.

It's not evident from the posting just what Apple's goal would be, though continued development at all suggests a significant expansion beyond what offers today. To date, the site has primarily been a collaboration tool that lets multiple users view the same document and add notes. Actual editing remains offline and greatly limits iWork compared to other web-based apps, such as Google Docs or Microsoft Office Live.

by MacNN Staff



  1. bleee

    Joined: Dec 1969


    They should spend more time on mobile me

    They should focus more of their efforts on mobile me, gmail, yahoo mail runs circles around Mobile Me web mail, they all work in IE, and have server side mail rules they also load a heck of alot faster. iDisk could also you alot of work the storage is there but transferring files can be cumbersome apps like dropbox and even dare I say it Microsoft Live Mesh work better than iDisk.

  1. danviento

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Apple Docs

    If they gave you real-time non-flash document editors for use on Mobile Me, I'd think the $99 a years was actually worth it.

  1. testudo

    Joined: Dec 1969



    Is that still around? Is it out of beta? Seriously, its like Apple made a big deal about it at MWSF and then never said a thing about it since.

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