Nokia offering new SDK for Qt

The software allows users to unify phone and desktop development

Developers who want to take advantage of Nokia's cross-platform application and user interface framework can now access the latest release candidate.

Qt is designed to let developers write and deploy applications across desktop, mobile and embedded OSes without rewriting source code. The Qt SDK 1.1 Release Candidate is now available for download, Nokia said in a blog post on Thursday.

The new SDK (Software Development Kit) is based on version 4.7 of Qt and allows users to develop for both smartphones and desktops using the same software. Previously they had to use separate versions, according to Nokia.

Nokia's choice of Windows Phone as its smartphone operating system of choice was definitely a blow to the platform. But it will continue to live on. In March, Nokia announced it had sold the Qt commercial licensing and services business to Finnish company Digia.

Digia plans to push Qt on desktops and embedded systems, where the company sees the biggest potential commercial growth, a spokesman said when the deal was announced.

As part of the deal, 3,500 desktop and embedded Qt customers will be transferred to Digia.

Nokia is also in the process of moving the development of Qt to an open governance model.

The Qt SDK is available to download for Windows, Linux and Mac OS X. Nokia isn't divulging when the final version will be shipping, but said that the release candidate is "a major step" towards the final version.

Send news tips and comments to mikael_ricknas@idg.com

Tags application developmentconsumer electronicsPhonesNokiasmartphonessoftwarePhone applications

Keep up with the latest tech news, reviews and previews by subscribing to the Good Gear Guide newsletter.

Mikael Ricknäs

IDG News Service

Comments

Comments are now closed.

Most Popular Reviews

Follow Us

Best Deals on GoodGearGuide

Shopping.com

Latest News Articles

Resources

GGG Evaluation Team

Kathy Cassidy

STYLISTIC Q702

First impression on unpacking the Q702 test unit was the solid feel and clean, minimalist styling.

Anthony Grifoni

STYLISTIC Q572

For work use, Microsoft Word and Excel programs pre-installed on the device are adequate for preparing short documents.

Steph Mundell

LIFEBOOK UH574

The Fujitsu LifeBook UH574 allowed for great mobility without being obnoxiously heavy or clunky. Its twelve hours of battery life did not disappoint.

Andrew Mitsi

STYLISTIC Q702

The screen was particularly good. It is bright and visible from most angles, however heat is an issue, particularly around the Windows button on the front, and on the back where the battery housing is located.

Simon Harriott

STYLISTIC Q702

My first impression after unboxing the Q702 is that it is a nice looking unit. Styling is somewhat minimalist but very effective. The tablet part, once detached, has a nice weight, and no buttons or switches are located in awkward or intrusive positions.

Latest Jobs

Shopping.com

Don’t have an account? Sign up here

Don't have an account? Sign up now

Forgot password?