Earlier this week the Qt SDK was updated to include various bits relating to NFC. I was hoping to throw in a screenshot or two in here, but my Qt Maintenance tool keeps crashing on me and right now, and the way to get this update is only through the maintenance tool – the download of Qt 1.13 doesn’t have it. One of the major benefits is that the Simulator can now simulate NFC tags, and I’d really have enjoyed playing around with that. Apart from NFC improvements, there are a few other fixes for QtQuick and the N9, and Nokia Conversations has a post about them all.
Fort those able to get the update, the new features include:
- Updated Nokia N9 smartphone (Harmattan) target, Beta2. If you have a Nokia N950 Developer Device, you will also need to update its firmware, which can be found here.
- Qt Creator 2.3.1, with support for app booster for N9 software and fixes for Symbian on-device debugging (CODA).
- Fix to ensure that Qt Quick components work in the Simulator for software targeting the Nokia N9 smartphone and Symbian phones.
- Symbian Complementary package improvements with an updated qmlviewer.sis for Qt 4.7.4 and NFC support in the QtMobility 1.2 sis file.
To help get to grips with the new NFC functionality, there will be a Webinar on Tuesday October 11 at 8:00am London/3am EST, 12 midnight PST. You need to register for the event, which you can do for free here.
The webinar is describe as follows:
Near Field Communication (NFC) is a short-range wireless-connectivity technology that is rapidly gaining traction among mobile phone users around the world, adding exciting and creative new possibilities for developers. Find out more about this technology, how it is implemented in Nokia phones, and how to use the Nokia Qt SDK to leverage NFC in your applications. The webinar will provide a general NFC introduction, supply practical examples, and explain how to get started with your first NFC app-development project using the Qt SDK.
In the meantime, there is a section of developer.nokia.com devoted to NFC to get you started: Nokia Developer – NFC