Nokia Launches Qt SDK 1.1–Better UI & Scripting Tools

Nokia Launches Qt SDK 1.1–Better UI & Scripting Tools
June 12 21:27 2011 Print This Article

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Last month, Nokia released a new version of its multi-platform software development suite called the Qt (pronounced as cute) SDK 1.1. This new build of the Symbian/Meego/PC/Mac application framework should make developing apps for multiple systems – including Nokia’s mobile phones – a lot easier. Featuring Qt Quick and QML language, Qt SDK 1.1 was designed to simplify making graphical user interfaces and provide a script-like programming language to simplify app creation.

 

For graphic designers, the Qt Quick is a UI creation tool for building fluid graphics and animations that comes with programming code to help speed up the process of development. While QML is a language similar to CSS and JavaScript that simplifies the implementation of the UI features for touch screen interfaces. The Qt SDK 1.1 also includes API calls for a Nokia device’s camera, maps, navigation, and location applications for a deeper set of features. With all this, creating better, more fluid, deeper, and better designed user interfaces and applications should be much easier. To learn more about what’s new with Qt SDK 1.1, check out the video below.

 

Final Qt SDK 1.1 Available Now For Nokia Developers

 

For more information about Nokia’s Qt SDK 1.1, check out qt.nokia.com.

 

If a full press release is your kinda thing, that’s below.

 

Nokia Delivers Qt SDK 1.1 Supporting Faster App Creation

Release of the Qt SDK 1.1 includes Qt Quick for faster, easier design of Touch Enabled User Experiences

Espoo, Finland – Nokia today announced the release of Qt SDK 1.1 offering one integrated development environment for creating both consumer applications on Nokia’s Symbian platform as well as for desktop applications such as Windows 7, Mac OSX and Linux.  Using the Qt SDK to build their apps, developers have a complete, easy-to-use tool cutting app creation time in half for Nokia touch-screen devices.

Within the release of Qt SDK 1.1, is Qt Quick, a new UI creation kit that benefits both graphic designers and application developers.  Designers can create fluid, animated user interfaces with complete project and code editing support for developers to then implement into the overall application.  This speeds up the development process further bringing applications to market quicker.

Qt Quick also includes QML, a CSS & JavaScript-like language, that makes UI development for touch screens much easier to implement. In addition to Qt Quick, the Qt SDK 1.1 includes map and navigation features, imaging features for camera and photo gallery access, notification API plug-ins and other enhancements that enable developers to provide access to user content on the device.

“Developers are seeking to provide high quality, graphically rich applications to stand out in ever increasing crowded application stores”, said Purnima Kochikar, Vice President, Forum Nokia. “With this new version of the Qt SDK, designers and developers can work together to achieve this quicker and more effectively.”

Nokia and Qt SDK 1.1 – Large consumer audience for developer’s apps

Consumers are downloading more than 5 million apps per day in Ovi Store, Nokia’s on-device app store. With today’s release of the Qt SDK 1.1 developers can now target more than 100 million Nokia devices (75 million of which are touch devices) in addition to the 150 million future Symbian smartphones Nokia intends to sell such as the newly announced Nokia E6 and Nokia X7. It is also possible for Qt app developers to re-use code to speed up the creation of apps on Maemo and the future MeeGo device Nokia will ship this year.

Developers can download the Qt SDK 1.1 starting today at http://forum.nokia.com/qt or http://qt.nokia.com.

About Nokia

At Nokia, we are committed to connecting people. We combine advanced technology with personalized services that enable people to stay close to what matters to them. Every day, more than 1.3 billion people connect to one another with a Nokia device – from mobile phones to advanced smartphones and high-performance mobile computers. Today, Nokia is integrating its devices with innovative services through Ovi (www.ovi.com), including music, maps, apps, email and more. Nokia’s NAVTEQ is a leader in comprehensive digital mapping and navigation services, while Nokia Siemens Networks provides equipment, services and solutions for communications networks globally.

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