Nokia delivers Qt SDK 1.1

Nokia recently announced the final release of Qt SDK 1.1. If you are a mobile developer and you are interested in developing applications for the next billion, then this is worth exploring. The new features in the Qt SDK 1.1 allow you to publish high quality and graphically rich applications that will stand out on Nokia’s latest range of Symbian devices. This thus allow you to have full end-to-end support to develop, publish and deploy Qt applications.

According to the press release, this new Qt SDK 1.1 comes with a new UI creation kit that benefits both graphic designers and application developers. Designers will be able to create fluid, animated user interfaces with complete project and code editing support for developers to then implement into the overall application. Designers and developers will find they can work together on the same code in an iterative approach, seeing the design take shape earlier in the build process, and know right away how it will work in the app. This helps to speed up the development process, resulting in applications being brought to market faster.

The Qt SDK 1.1 delivers you the power of the Qt and Qt Mobility APIs with full support for Qt Quick. Together, the Qt toolset streamlines the creation of apps for Symbian, Maemo, and forthcoming MeeGo devices from Nokia. Versions of the SDK are available for computers running Microsoft Windows, Apple Mac OS X, and Linux.

Why You Should Explore the Qt SDK 1.1

  • Simple to install
  • Complete tool chain
  • Develop rapidly
  • UIs are Qt Quick
  • Power of the Qt APIs
  • One code line, many devices
  • Lightweight simulator
  • Comprehensive on computer testing
  • Remote Compiler and
  • Smart Installer

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.

If this looks like a tool you will like to explore, download the Qt SDK 1.1 now.