Published on October 5th, 2011 | by Editor1
Why and How You Should Port Your Mobile Apps to Nokia
Are you looking at reaching the global market with your mobile applications? Then you need to consider the Nokia platform and especially Qt. Nokia announced in June 2011 that Qt will be a core component in its strategy to bring apps to the next billion. The implication of this is that any investments made in Qt today by developers can live on in the future with Nokia.
Also, mobile Qt developers will benefit from the strong momentum Qt apps have on the Ovi store (with over 100 million Nokia Qt-enabled Symbian devices around the world) as well as to continue to have a large addressable target audience in the future.
If you are still not sure of the platform to choose, Qt is the answer. Qt applications have a huge market opportunity in mobile phones as Nokia. One other reason why you need to consider developing with QT is the fact that you can now move your Android or iOS apps over to Qt easily. This opens up to the developers a new opportunity of hundreds of millions of Nokia Qt-powered phones. And the better news is that you can also port your existing Qt app to Windows Phone. This ensures that you are ready to take advantage of the next Nokia smartphone platform.
How to Port Your App to Qt?
To learn more about how to port your app to Qt, visit the Nokia’s Porting to Qt page. You will get access to resources that can help you efficiently port applications from platforms like Android and iOS/iPhone to Qt, and from Qt to Windows Phone. Some of the resources you will have access to include:
- The API mapping tools show you the equivalent Qt APIs to those you use on iOS or Windows Phone.
- The Porting to Qt Library and Windows Phone guide for Symbian developers give you what you need to get started.
- Code examples show you how others have ported Qt apps to Windows Phone, and from Android and iOS to Qt.
So, what are you waiting for? Start developing your app with QT from today.