Qt dev days, N9’s, porting and Qt5

So ahead of Nokia World, Qt developer days has started and will finish tomorrow morning, shortly after Stephen Elop has delivered his keynote.  The attendees might not mind at all that they miss the keynote as they all get to grips with a nice new Nokia N9 to play with.

Unfortunately there has been very little posted around regarding what has been happening at the event in Munich in terms of the sessions or any new developments, but there are a few posts on the Qt Blog and the Nokia developer that share a little bit.

The Qt Blog announces the start of Qt Developer days and the Insights in to Strategy post at Nokia developer continues to reaffirm Nokia’s commitment to Qt, important considering the expected Windows Phone onslaught coming in the morning.  There are a few slides posted from a QtQuick deep dive session, which I’d have like to have seen more of.

More interesting is the new post about porting – Playing the field. In addition for porting mappings from iOS and Android, there are now mapping for porting apps both two and from Windows Phone.  Here is an example shot of how close the experience can be with a calendar app on Windows Phone (left) and Symbian Belle (right).  

There is an updated set of porting tools and examples to download, and a new porting section of the website. Links are here:

Lastly, the Qt Project is live now and Nokia is hoping for greater community involvement in creating the next version of Qt.  Do you have the will and the skill to make a contribution?  That is what they are looking for, and although there are technically only 4 roles, there is a lot to be done and each person may have one role in one section of the codebase and a different role for another area. You can read more about it in an older post on the Qt Blog here.


About bluechrism

I am a software developer with most professional experience in the Windows .Net realm and I'm currently a WPF developer with Starkey Labs. However, I have wanted for some time to start the mobile developer journey properly and being an N900 owner, this was to be in the realm of QT. Job hunting, moving to Minnesota and changing jobs put my plans on hold 6-12 months but things are starting to settle now, just as I'm getting sorted to start some things, Microsoft and Nokia merge. This blog is about my novice mobile development experiences and hopefully will end up complete with links to download some apps on various platforms, but obviously by the name, Sybian, Maemo/Meego and Windows Mobile. In other stuff, I am English, I support Everton FC, I have visited Glastonbury music festival 5 times and recommend it to anyone. I am married and my wife and i have a dog called Friday.
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