Apple iWork web apps in offing?

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Apple is advertising for a new software engineer to develop web applications, hinting at cloud-based documents for businesses.

The ad appeared on the company's corporate website this week, looking to bring in a new developer for its iWork division.

The posting read: "The iWork team is seeking an energetic and highly motivated software engineer to build the front and/or back end of scalable web applications."

"The person will be part of the core engineering team responsible for the design and development of the software system."

iWork is Apple's office suite, launched in 2005. Containing a presentation application Keynote a word processor Pages and a spreadsheet programme Numbers it has only been available installed on devices, rather than in the cloud.

However, Apple is getting increasingly onboard with cloud technologies, following the announcement of its consumer cloud iCloud back in June.

Yesterday saw pricing revealed for the cloud storage product, which will enable users to share documents, contacts, calendar and applications across multiple Apple devices, but the official launch is not expected until the autumn.

IT Pro's sister title Cloud Pro asked Apple when we could expect to see it launch cloud apps for businesses but it had not returned our request at the time of publication.

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