In June 2008 Nokia acquired Trolltech ASA to enable the acceleration of their cross-platform software strategy for mobile devices and desktop applications, and to develop its Internet services business. On September 29, 2008 Nokia renamed Trolltech to Qt Development Frameworks. Qt is a cross-platform application and UI framework used by hundreds of thousands of developers worldwide looking to create amazing user experiences on a wide range of platforms. Have a look at this short video clip after the break and find out how Qt will shape the future of application and UI development.
Mobile Internet Devices (MIDs) and netbooks represent a simple way to connect to everyday Web applications/services and give an amazing computing experience on-the-go. Netbook and MID OEMs need to be able to customize their user experience by adding unique features and applications that function optimally with minimal processing power.
The Qt Advantage
Qt allows for cross-platform development making it attractive for MID and netbooks manufacturers who need to offer unrivaled features and applications. In addition to offering a toolkit which eases application development, Qt SDK allows OEMs to develop their own SDKs for 3rd party development. Qt makes it possible to reuse device UI and application code across device types shortening time-to-market.
In the wake of Cloud Computing, the Qt WebKit Integration lets developers mix native and Web UI development making it an advantage for low-power CPUs. MIDs and netbooks can be based on any selected Qt powered Linux Distro and have a customized UI layer and/or launcher for differentiation. For more information on Qt for Nokia check out http://qt.nokia.com/.Tags | Applications, Connectivity, Demo, Developers, Linux, Mac OS, Maemo 5, Nokia, Nokia Research Centre, QT, QT For Maemo, Research & Development, Software, Symbian, Trolltech, Video, Windows