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Nokia Qt SDK Beta released

Only a few day’s ago, Nokia officially released the Nokia Qt SDK which is a Nokia focused version of the original Qt SDK, and allows better development of applications for all Symbian, MeeGo (sorry does not support MeeGo yet but I’m sure this will come soon) and Maemo operating systems which means games, and applications can work great of all platforms.

This is better for developers as it means that they are able to port their application across to a much greater number of consumers quicker, the developers in the video below stated that they have:

  • rewritten an application from native Symbian into Qt in 3-4 weeks
  • seen their applications available in the  Ovi store a week after submitting
  • reached customers in 178 countries in just 48 hours of launching their application

Now the developers currently making Apple app store, apps have no excuse, if they make their app using Qt, they will reach probably 10 times more consumers and also have a much greater chance of seeing the light of day, without the worry of creating something which is against Apple’s many overly strict rules. So developer’s if you are reading this, start writing!!!

To download the development tool, just head over to the Forum Nokia page: http://www.forum.nokia.com/Tools_Docs_and_Code/Tools/IDEs/Nokia_Qt_SDK/

Don’t worry I have not forgot about us consumers, it is a lot better for us too, now if developer’s can make app’s quicker and across more platforms, it means the number of applications in the Ovi store should multiply in no time at all, so more free apps to choose from, more premium apps which you might be willing to pay for, and more competition between developers to make better apps and for a lower price!!

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Categories: Nokia
  1. paullb62
    May 3, 2010 at 6:32 pm

    good job :)!

  2. May 4, 2010 at 6:51 pm

    This in some ways is the most important thing Nokia brings out this year.

    • May 4, 2010 at 7:06 pm

      agreed…this and the Ovi Maps…with this out hopefully the Ovi maps for N900 should be developed a lot quicker (well that’ the theory in my head!)

      • May 4, 2010 at 7:59 pm

        haha, they are toying with N900 users a bit.

        Apparently the leaked version hasn’t got free voice turn command – haven’t looked into it, been too busy.

        • May 4, 2010 at 8:07 pm

          yer i know, it hasn’t…it’s wasn’t on the many different change logs jotted around on other blogs

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