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While media buzz regularly circulates around iPhone and Android, Nokia still leads the pack in terms of world market share. Symbian, for instance, remains the most widely used mobile operating system. With Nokia's open development platform, the opportunities available for mobile developers to target this vastly popular operating system are abundant and clear. Use Qt to target both platforms: Symbian, the most widely used mobile operating system in the world, as well as MeeGo, the Intel/Nokia platform for mobile devices. Develop HTML5 applications for both Symbian and MeeGo platforms that will run with little modification on other mobile platforms. Novice developers learn the basics of Qt with a mobile slant, giving them the ability to target both desktop and mobile platforms. What you'll learn How to do Qt basics What is QML or the Qt Markup Language What is Qt for Meego and how to use it and how to use it How to work with the Web Runtime Why mobile development is different How to port/support MeeGo and Symbian platforms Who this book is for
This must have book is for mobile developers wanting to target the Meego and Symbian platforms (either as the sole platform or in cross-platform development), and existing mobile developers wanting to start using Qt. Table of Contents Introducing Nokia's Software Platform Designing Your Application Working with the Nokia Qt SDK Beginning Qt Development Doing More with Qt Introducing Qt Quick Developing with HTML5 Testing Your Application Deploying Your Application
Foreword Developers have been a key component of Nokia s ecosystem since the first Symbian product launched nearly a decade ago. In the time since then, Symbian has risen to power the majority of the world s smartphones, in no part due to the creativity and resourcefulness of you, the developers of mobile applications. Here at Forum Nokia, our goal has been and remains to empower you to create compelling and original applications for Nokia s mobile telephones and computers. In the last decade we ve offered developer solutions to you for Symbian, Series 40 in Java, Series 60, Maemo (now MeeGo) and Qt. Along the way, as we supported freedom of choice, we ve occasionally inadvertently added to the number of platforms you must manage when developing for the diverse array of mobile devices on the market today. All of that has changed now with Qt. With Qt, Nokia promises that you need to write your application once, using Qt Qt s libraries, C++, and Qt Meta-object Language (QML) if you choose and target your application to all of Nokia s smartphones and mobile computers running Symbian or MeeGo. Understanding that many of you have existing or new applications written using HTML5, we also support an HTML5-compliant mobile browser to support the latest web applications running within the browser, giving you another path to your customers."