Since I last posted I have started hitting the Qt and QtQuick tutorials with very mixed results. I also downloaded and installed the new Qt SDK 1.1 Technical preview. I’ve learned a lot and am excited about the potential of QtQuick in particular.
Like I said, I had some mixed experiences here. I did tutorials from within QT, and from Forum.Nokia. So sadly, the Flikr App tutorial (Nokia Everywhere) didn’t work – I think because Flikr has changed it’s authentication requirements for it’s API. It was interesting none the less. Also, i was not able to get the Maemo one to work properly. The Battery Mobile indicator has been updated a bit for the new 1.1 SDK abd worked well.
As for QtQuick, the 3 part Hello world tutorial I did worked well, though the results were not that impressive, but it did provide a good into to MouseAreas, and transitions. The Same Game tutorial was much more impressive and enjoyable, though a little long. The new SDK also comes with a Qt Quick tutorial which was a good into to states and the new bits of Qt Creator.
QT SDK 1.1 Tech Preview
Which brings me to the new SDK. The main thing is that it n ow has a designer and viewer built in for Qt Quick:
All looks pretty nice and works well for the most part. However, there is a big bug for those running on the windows version – the QML Viewer, for simulating QtQuick applications doesn’t work – you have to copy the QML to your phone and run it using qml viewer there (see my previous post about QML on your phone) . It seems to work fine on Linux though.
Also, all the tutorials (except for the one in the tech preview), aren’t geared towards using a designer. I tried to use it but ended up switching to the code editor and deleting lots of properties that were set when i didn’t want them to be.
Still, it’s nice to have the designer and I like this addition to Qt Creator.