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  • 1. DEVELOPER PLATFORM EVOLUTION – Qt AND SYMBIAN^3 & MAEMO Nicholas Foo Hamish Willee Technical Manager Consultant Forum Nokia, APAC Symbian Foundation
  • 2. Agenda Qt Opportunities Maemo Possibilities Symbian Evolves 2 2
  • 3. Our developer offering: elegantly connected services Services Level Apps Level Qt (native) WRT (web) Maemo / Platform Level Symbian Others Meego 3
  • 4. Qt Opportunities 4 4
  • 5. Qt is used everywhere From embedded devices By companies from many to desktop applications industries
  • 6. Qt expands its cross platform offering to mobile for millions of Symbian smart phones for Maemo mobile computers for Ovi Services 6 6
  • 7. Qt: a cross platform application and UI development framework Qt SDK Qt modular class library Qt development tools Core XML GUI Multimedia Qt Creator WebKit Database Cross-platform IDE Graphics View Network Scripting Unit Tests OpenGL Qt Designer Qt Assistant Benchmarking Help reader GUI designer Contacts Messaging Location Bearer Mgmt Qt Linguist qmake Cross-Platform I18N Toolset Build Tool Cross-platform support Desktop Embedded Mobile Chipsets * Planned future functionality
  • 8. Why Qt? Cross-platform applications and services – Hybrid development: convergence of web and native applications – Cross-platform software across desktops and devices High application performance – High performance regardless of underlying platform – Apps must exploit platform resources to deliver cutting-edge UI Shorter time to market – Delivering functionality faster, without increasing cost – Targeting multiple languages and screen sizes 8
  • 9. Why Symbian – for Qt developers? Growing marketplace for applications • Active users in over 180 countries • Over 100 device models • With 25+ Operator Billing integration Large addressable market • Approx 65M S60 devices 3.2 and 5.0 • Approx 160M S60 devices 3.0 and above • Qt Supported on S60 version 3.1, 3.2 5.0 and beyond 9
  • 10. ! The mobility project • What is it? – New Qt APIs enabling cross-platform mobile application development and service access. • What is the value? – Significant advantage for developers targeting mobile platforms, such as Windows CE, S60, and Maemo in 2010. • Significant advantage for carriers and their 3rd party content developers • Easier to create to applications targeting many platforms – Reuse of code between the mobile platforms – Bring existing Qt developers and new ideas to Nokia platforms. – Bring Nokia developers to non-Nokia platforms.
  • 11. The mobility project • Service Framework – Launch, discover, and communicate with services – Use services natively or through a run-time language such as Javascript – Control access to services • Context Framework – Share context information between applications • Contacts API – Access stored contacts – Create new contacts • Location API – Query current location – API hides underlying Location source (GPS, Cell ID, etc)
  • 12. ! The mobility project • System Information API – Access to platform and/or device information – Determine status of available resources • Bearer Management – Manage available network connections – Use the best available connection • Messaging API – Send and receive a variety of message types • Multi-Media API – Play and record audio/video
  • 13. Maemo Possibilities 13
  • 14. N900 developer offer
  • 15. N900: feature-rich devices Maemo Linux 600Mhz OMAP 3 processor Ovi Maps 32GB of storage Nokia 3.5” 800 X 480 touch Messaging screen 5 MP Camera New UI with panoramic Quad-band GSM homescreen Tri-band WCDMA
  • 16. N900: market potential “Significant step for Nokia and a bold strike against the new Overview entrants that have arrived in the high end.'' “Represents a leap forward in Nokia mobile handset software “Positioning around its capabilities. N900 Linux-based openness is software has rich creating a clear potential.” differentiation from most others.” “N900 proves Nokia’s “A major attempt to regain ability to develop a UI mindshare with a powerful at the high-end.” multipurpose, multitasking handset.”
  • 17. Development environment Cross platform compiler Madde - Maemo Platform SDK – Scratchbox-based environment – Code, compile, and package – Emulator access for testing and debugging – APIs and code examples for desktop widgets Qt Application Development Framework (v4.6) – Qt Creator IDE • An advanced C/C++ code editor • Integrated with Qt UI Designer – Efficient GUI and business logic coding – Full integration of Qt with Maemo underway
  • 18. Marketing opportunities • Apps are playing a prominent role in N900 marketing campaigns • Nokia online properties are providing millions of click-throughs for highlighted apps – – Maemo Select – OVI Store 18 © 2009 Nokia
  • 19. Demos 19
  • 20. Thank you!