While buzz often circulates around iPhone and Android, Nokia still leads the pack in terms ofworld market share. Symbian, for instance, remains the most widely used mobile operating system. With the emergence of Nokia’s open development platforms, the opportunities available for mobile developers to target these vastly popular operating systems are clear.
Beginning Nokia Apps Development is step-by-step guide that introduces mobile development using Nokia’s variety of open platforms like Mobile Qt, OpenSymbian, and MeeGo. This book brings beginners up to speed and shows experienced developers how to work on a mobile platform.
Symbian, the most widely used operating system in the world, as well as MeeGo, the Intel/Nokia platform for mobile devices, both use Qt as a cross platform development framework. Utilizing Qt, a developer can easily target both platforms.
Web Runtime applications can also be developed for both Symbian and MeeGo platforms, and additionally run with little modifications on other mobile platforms. This book explains how.
New Qt 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