In an attempt to make Maemo platform open, Nokia has now announced its official Qt Port to Maemo 5. This port to Maemo 5 means that developers can now use Qt to target the upcoming Nokia N900 device and also ensures that applications can be easily ported to all Qt’s supported platforms including the next Maemo 6 release as well as Symbian and Windows Mobile.
So now, the developers need not worry about developing different app for every other device based on Maemo 5, Maemo 6, our age old Symbian and Windows Mobile. Surprised to see Windows Mobile in the list? Well Don’t be.Lately, Nokia and Microsoft are working hard towards building a relationship and moving forward in the already packed mobile market.
Press release says “”With this announcement and our upcoming port of Qt to the Symbian platform, we will quickly see Qt established as a leading framework for mobile application development. Developers will be able to use Qt as a framework to create powerful native applications and with Qt’s Webkit integration, it also provides them with a platform for creating web applications and services,” said Sebastian NystrÃ¶m, Vice President of Application Services and Frameworks at Nokia. “Qt’s support for Maemo 5, Maemo 6, Symbian, as well as Windows Mobile makes Qt the most sensible choice for developers looking to target multiple devices and achieve the broadest reach with their innovations.”
Developers willing to support the Qt port Maemo to Maemo 5 are encouraged to visit http://qt.gitorious.org.