Qt framework established as major player for cross-platform application development February 6, 2014 — Digia (http://qt.digia.com/) has announced that the Qt cross-platform application and user interface (UI) development framework has exceeded 500,000 downloads since the launch of version 5.2 in mid-December 2013. The rate of uptake exceeds all previous Qt introductions and underlines the framework’s arrival as a significant player for mobile app development as well as for desktop and embedded platforms. Qt 5.2 extended full support to Android and iOS in addition to 12 other operating systems.
Tommi Laitinen, Digia Qt Senior VP International Products, commented: “Qt has a large and enthusiastic user community of developers who are passionate about the framework and the stunning applications it enables them to develop on desktop and embedded platforms. Now Android and iOS developers are experiencing the same buzz about what Qt can do for them. This has driven the average download rate beyond 10,000 per day and positions Qt to become a major player in mobile and tablet app development. This tremendous uptake of Qt in 2013 and the release of Qt 5.2 has clearly solidified our developer community, which is now larger than ever.”
Interest in Qt 5.2 has been spread globally with the highest download rates occurring in US, China and Europe. Qt 5.2’s support for an extensive range of desktop, mobile and embedded operating system platforms, together with its enhanced core performance and functionality, make it the only cross-platform development framework to enable intuitive and highly performing platform-independent software applications no matter the target device or screen size.
Digia is hosting a series of roadshows for developers of mobile apps, starting in San Francisco, CA, on February 19 and then moving to UK and Germany in March. For details of the Qt Mobile Roadshows and to register, visit the Digia website http://qt.digia.com or http://qt.digia.com/Qt-Mobile-Roadshow.
Used by over 500,000 developers worldwide, Qt is a full framework that enables the development of powerful, interactive and platform -independent applications. Qt applications run native on desktop, embedded and mobile host systems, enabling them to deliver performance that is far superior to other cross-platform application development frameworks. Qt’s support for multiple platforms and operating systems allows developers to save significant time related to porting to other devices.
Qt is created by developers for developers where making developers’ lives easier is top priority. It provides an incomparable developer experience with the tools necessary to create amazing user experiences. Qt is platform agnostic and believes in making sure that all developers are able to target multiple platforms with one framework by simply reusing code. Qt gives freedom to the developer. Code less. Create more. Deploy everywhere.
About Digia, Qt
Digia is responsible for all Qt activities including product development and commercial and open source licensing. Since March 2011, Digia Plc, the Helsinki-based services and consulting powerhouse listed in the NASDAQ OMX Helsinki exchange (DIG1V) has been the commercial licensor of Qt. In September 2012Digia acquired the full Qt business from Nokia. Digia operates in China, Finland, Germany, Norway, Russia, Sweden and USA.
Digia’s goal is to provide desktop, embedded and mobile developers and companies with the most powerful cross-platform UI and application framework. Together with its licensing, support and services capabilities, Digia, Qt operates with the mission to work closely with developers to ensure that the projects are deployed on time, within budget and with a competitive advantage. http://qt.digia.com
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