A few days ago, Nokia made an important announcement – to adopt Windows Phone as its primary strategy. With the adoption of Windows Phone, Nokia almost ditched its partnership with Intel over Meego and left plenty of Qt developers nowhere.
Intel later promised that it won’t neglect Meego development and that somewhat left Qt developers with nevertheless but little hope. BogDan Vatra has now released a user and developer friendly implementation of Qt for Android which might give Qt even more push into the mainstream. It’s still buggy version since it’s just an ALPHA release. BogDan Vatra says:
I had a dream that one day, I’ll be able to deploy existing Qt
software on any Android platform.
I had a dream that one day, all Qt applications will use system wide
shared Qt libraries.
I had a dream that one day, all Qt applications once compiled and
deployed to one android platform, will run on any other newer android
platform and will last for years without any recompilation.
I had a dream that one day, I’ll be able to create, manage, compile
debug and deploy Qt apps using a first class citizen IDE.
Named as NECESSITAS suite instead of Qt since Nokia forbids the use of Qt, is still an Alpha release and in no way involved with Nokia or even Google. Developers can visit the below page for more details.
Now why is it important?
With this, developers will be able to develop apps for Android using Necessitas (Qt) and easily port it to Symbian, Meego, etc. platforms.