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You're designing an internet fridge. Should you go for fat HTML or a Qt-pie for your UI?

The Qt Company would like to remind developers that JavaScript and HTML suck, at least in the world of embedded devices. The 23-year-old outfit, based in Espoo, Finland, happens to make an alternative: the eponymous Qt application framework, which provides an way to build interfaces using C++ and some other languages. So the …
Thomas Claburn, 27 Oct 2017
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POW! Digia straps Qt into ejector seat, gleefully pulls handle

From Trolltech to Nokia and Nokia to Digia, the application framework Qt has had a challenging corporate life even though it retained fans among developers. Now, the language's next phase of life has begun in earnest, spun out of Digia into a separate subsidiary tasked with bringing the commercial and open source Qts back into …
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Heartbroken app-maker Qt sneaks into Android's bed

The effort towards a Qt library for Android is progressing, with a fourth and final alpha release being sent out the door – despite confidence in the platform having steadily eroded since Nokia dumped it. Qt is a library of cross-platform APIs which enables even complicated apps, such as VLC's VideoLAN, to run across operating …
Bill Ray, 29 Aug 2012
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Nokia straps Qt into ejector seat and hits the shiny red button

Nokia's back-room clear out continues with the Qt platform being sold to Finnish firm Digia Oyj for an undisclosed sum. As part of the deal 125 engineers will swap employers. Digia was a licensee of Qt, distributing commercial and freeware versions of the platform and development tools, but now it owns the whole shebang. Qt …
Bill Ray, 9 Aug 2012

Nokia shutters Qt Brisbane office

Australian Qt developers are the latest to feel the bite of Nokia’s decline, with the Finnish company deciding to shutter the operation’s Brisbane outpost. Qt is a cross-platform application and UI framework. Nokia acquired Qt developer Trolltech in 2008. The decision became public via an employee’s post on the Qt mailing …
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Nokia after the purge: It's so unfair

Analysis Last week Nokia did exactly what analysts have been begging it to do for years - it took an axe to the company's bureaucracy and purged the leadership. The latest 10,000 redundancies leave the company with its smallest workforce since 1998. Nokia's reward was a further 18 per cent fall in its share price. Thanks, markets. The …
Andrew Orlowski, 18 Jun 2012
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Meltemi is real – Nokia’s skunkworks Linux

Sources tell us that Nokia is developing a Linux-based replacement for its S40 phones, called Meltemi. The news was leaked, accurately, by the Wall Street Journal last week. Now we can confirm it. The codename turned up in an internal communication we saw in April, referring to opportunities for redundant Meego staff “in the …
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Microsoft emits WinPhone seduction pack

Microsoft has provided a selection of guides showing how easy it can be to code for Windows Phone, including API maps and help with porting existing Qt applications. The free tool pack follows similar efforts to seduce iOS and Android developers, though none are as generous as the free handset offer that Microsoft's Brandon …
Bill Ray, 21 Sep 2011
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Nokia dishes out $10m in developer prizes

Nokia is celebrating the fact that its Calling All Innovators competition finally brought in a majority of US developers, even if the grand winners were both from Finland. Those two winning entries were: a game involving sparking orbs, called Sparkle, and a picture-filtering application called ShutterPro. These entries each …
Bill Ray, 26 Aug 2011
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Why Nokia failed: 'Wasted 2,000 man years' on UIs that didn't work

When Nokia CEO Stephen Elop announced that Nokia was abandoning its development of its own smartphone platforms and APIs, and betting the farm on somebody else's, many people asked why it was necessary. Nokia had spent 15 years trying to develop and maintain its own software, which it regarded as strategic to maintaining its …
Andrew Orlowski, 10 Mar 2011
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Nokia washes hands of Qt

Nokia is flogging off the Qt commercial licensing and services business it acquired with Trolltech three years ago. Finnish software house Digia will pick up the business – and 19 developers from Nokia – for an undisclosed sum. Nokia bought Trolltech, a Norwegian developer, for £153m in early 2008, and made its C++ frameworks …
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Qt sees its future in Microkia

A Qt loyalist reckons that his cross-platform app and UI framework has got a bright future, even though Nokia has swallowed Microsoft's Windows Phone. Qt ecosystem director Daniel Kihlberg, responsible for Qt sales, marketing, and services, has blogged that Qt "will continue to play and important role in Nokia". Unfortunately …
Gavin Clarke, 14 Feb 2011
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I’m not a Trojan horse: Nokia’s Elop hits back at neigh sayers

MWC 2011 The first non-Finnish president of Nokia confirmed that he’s not a plant for Microsoft and that he intends to sell his MS shares. This is after a heckler asked CEO Stephen Elop: "Are you a Trojan Horse?" after the Canadian's keynote speech at Mobile World Congress. Elop was then questioned about his share-holdings in both …
Simon Rockman, 14 Feb 2011
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Nokia's 15-year tango to avoid Microsoft

Analysis If you want to understand the existentialist despair of many Nokia staff today, then you need to understand how thoroughly its entire business has been about avoiding Microsoft. This is soaked into its identity, its culture, and its business model: Nokia has defined itself differently. But the economics underpinned everything. …
Andrew Orlowski, 11 Feb 2011
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Nokia woos developers with cheaper listing

Nokia has been making itself pretty for developers – launching a new SDK for Qt applications, dropping the cost of Ovi listing to €50 and signing applications for free. Not only that, but the Finns reckon they can get the average signing time for applications down to two weeks, along with making the whole process a lot cheaper …
Bill Ray, 24 Jun 2010
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Nokia puts out platform-slutty Qt SDK beta

Nokia has released a beta version of its Qt SDK, allowing developers to create applications that will compile down for Symbian, Maemo and even MeeGo. Qt is Nokia's preferred development platform, and will become the primary Symbian platform come Symbian ^4. For the moment it allows developers to create applications, …
Bill Ray, 4 May 2010
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Nokia (officially) ports Qt to Maemo 5

Nokia has created an official port for the Qt graphical toolkit to Maemo 5, hoping to entice more developers into making apps for its upcoming N900 tablet-that-is-actually-a-smartphone. N900 will run on the Maemo 5 OS, which uses the GTK+ framework for app development. But Nokia plans the Maemo's next incarnation to use Qt, …
Austin Modine, 9 Oct 2009
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Nokia carves out Qt future

Nokia has been mapping out how Qt will take over the application layer on Symbian devices, among others, reducing Symbian development to under-the-hood core programming at best. In a presentation at the Over the Air developers meet, Nokia admitted things were not going well, with developers reporting that "developing for Nokia …
Bill Ray, 1 Oct 2009

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