• Microsoft AppStore = "Skymarket"

    With Apple's success so far with the AppStore and the Google's recent announcement of the Android Market Microsoft can't be far behind with a similar solution for Windows Mobile Devices expected to launch as early as 2009 and coincide with the release of Windows Mobile 7.



    Enter the Skymarket, recently revealed not by press conference but by job ad. The open position of Skymarket Senior Product Manager will be filled by an individual who will "make the Windows Mobile marketplace 'the place to be' for developers wishing to distribute and monetize their Windows Mobile applications."

    Other duties include:
    • Definition of the product offering, pricing, business model and policies that will make the Windows Mobile marketplace the place to be for developers wishing to distribute and monetize their Windows Mobile application
    • Responsibility for the business model and key elements that will drive the optimal experience for developers and monetization of the service by Microsoft
    • Preparation and driving the cross group collaboration for the initial launch of the marketplace offering to the developer community this fall
    • Preparation and driving the cross group collaboration with stakeholders in the commercial launch of the marketplace service with the launch of WM 7
    • Define and mange the consumer, developer and mobile operator value proposition and supporting materials for use by PR, MCBs developer outreach organization, and other teams across Microsoft
    • Working with multiple stakeholders (product team, product planning, developer outreach, business operations, legal and more) in definition on the process, policies and terms of use through which developers and consumers take part in the marketplace
    • Work closely with product planning on prioritization of consumer, developer, and mobile operator scenarios
    • Support business development on engagements with mobile operators and integration of the marketplace offering into broader Microsoft services offerings or discussions
    • Work closely with the Mobile Communication Business developer outreach organization
    • Management of KPIs for the service post launch


    [via computerjobs via computerworld]
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