The Mobile Market and Qt

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Looks at the mobile platforms iOS, Android, Symbian, RIM and Windows and how they currently fare. Explains which development technologies are available for them. Takes a look at the future and speculates how Nokia will do with Symbian and MeeGo. Puts Qt, the development framework, into all of this.

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The Mobile Market and Qt

  1. The mobile market and Qt Espen Riskedal August 2010
  2. http://cutehacks.com
  3. «Apps! I did it again» David Pogue / The New York Times
  4. Mobile platforms Android / Google iPhone / Apple Blackberry / RIM Symbian and MeeGo / Nokia Windows Phone / Microsoft
  5. Devices sold per day Numbers for Q2/Q3 2010 from Informationweek.com - http://bit.ly/9Gb76J iPhone: 93000 Android: 200000 Symbian: 300000
  6. Market share nd 2 Quarter 2009 Numbers from Canalys and asymco.com http://bit.ly/90mC49
  7. Market share nd 2 Quarter 2010 Numbers from Canalys and asymco.com http://bit.ly/90mC49
  8. Developer tools pushed by manufacturer Flash / .NET / Java / Native WRT Lite / Qt Silverlight J2ME Air iPhone X X Android X Symbian X X X Windows X RIM X X
  9. Developer tools actually there Flash / .NET / Java / Native WRT Lite / Qt Silverlight J2ME Air iPhone X X Android X X Symbian X X X X X X Windows X X X X X RIM X X
  10. Developer tools experimental / research / kinda Flash / .NET / Java / Native WRT Lite / Qt Silverlight J2ME Air iPhone X X Android X X X X X Symbian X X X X X X Windows X X X X X X RIM X X
  11. Developer tools announced Flash / .NET / Java / Native WRT Lite / Qt Silverlight J2ME Air iPhone X X Android X X X X X Symbian X X X X X X Windows X X X X X X RIM X X X
  12. App stores Growth Average price 70 / 30 Paid content Indie vs Pro
  13. Monetization Paid Free Adds Premium Freemium
  14. «Qt Everywhere» qt.nokia.com
  15. Helps you create applications Developed since 1994 Official platform of Nokia
  16. «... a big HURRAY to the Qt team at Nokia for bringing Qt to Symbian – it is truly miles ahead of the old S60 C/C++» http://blog.symbian.org/2010/07/30/building-orange-wednesdays-in-qt/
  17. IDE and library Extensive Cross platform
  18. Supported platforms Windows Mac Linux Unix Symbian MeeGo Windows CE embedded Linux
  19. Community platforms Android Haiku QNX
  20. Development example
  21. Where do we go from here?
  22. Nokia near future N8: An actual flagship phone MeeGo: Linux based phone Qt and QML: Ease development OVI: Will grow
  23. N8 12 MP Zeiss camera HD video recording HDMI 720p output Dolby Digital sound Capacitive multi-touch HW accelerated UI http://nokia.com/n8 Qt
  24. MeeGo Intel and Nokia Intel Moorestown tablet video Linux based http://youtu.be/QqeeQd-YNL0 Nokia high end Intel Tablets Open development Qt
  25. Qt Quick / QML Declerative UI C++ or Javascript Design vs Logic Qt 4.7
  26. App growth 2009 2015 Total 2.69 billions 21.2 billions Apple 67% 22% Android 14% 26% Symbian 9% 19% RIM 5% 17% Numbers from Ovum.com (http://bit.ly/dAV8VB)
  27. Conclusion
  28. Comeback with N8 and MeeGo No cross platform solution yet Qt best alternative on Nokia Qt on Android needs to happen
  29. http://cutehacks.com All images by Maschinenraum on flickr.com
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