Sunday, February 13, 2011

Long live Qt!

I use Qt for desktop development and am not terribly interested in mobile apps at the moment (and web-apps are a better idea in the vertical market where I work, which is a different toolset) so Nokia's decision to get into bed with Microsoft doesn't concern me in the short term. I think the best thing that could happen is for someone else to make Nokia an offer for Qt ... Intel or Google perhaps, or for the ex-Trolltech guys to strike out on their own. Either way I feel that Qt is the best choice for cross-platform desktop development and long may it continue.

I will try to update this blog more often, especially in light of the recent Nokia announcement.

BTW, I spent 6 months working at Nokia in 2010 and they really had to do something about their glaring lack of a decent smartphone. Whether the decision to adopt WP7 was the right one or not I guess only history will tell but I'm not optimistic and think that Microsoft swallowing Nokia whole is a distinct possibility. Let's hope Qt survives and thrives.