Qt 4.6 promise a new Nokia N900 UI experience!
This is exciting news that I have read it on the Conversations Nokia Blog, and I want it to share with you. Because I have been following this Qt idea for a while and it’s created a anxiety on me about the improvements to the UI that Qt could introduce, mostly on the N900.
“The latest version of the cross platform application and interface framework,Qt, was announced this week. Alongside new platform support comes new graphical capabilities and support for multi-touch and gestures. With the introduction of the N900, there’s never been a better time for developers to make the switch the Qt, which simplifies the process of deploying an application to multiple platforms. This latest release isn’t just about mobile platforms though, as developers will also now be able to deploy apps to Windows 7 and Apple Mac OS 10.6 alongside Maemo 6 and Symbian (Qt is also being ported to Maemo 5).
With all the heavy stuff out of the way, what does this mean for us as users? Even better, more powerful apps, is the short answer. These new developments make Qt a really powerful, and incredibly useful, framework for developing and deploying applications. And as it supports a number of platforms, the incentive is there for developers to make an application once before deploying it to millions of users.”
If you didn’t understand it too much, don’t worry I didn’t pretend you to do it. The text was for making a kind of introduction to what you would see with your own eyes on the following videos. It was more the theoretical part but now come the practical part. One where is shown some apps running on a variety of devices, another showing the Multi touch and gesture improvements and the last one showing the Qt improvements on the Nokia N900 (for example the portrait mode).