Nokia delivers Qt SDK 1.1

Nokia has announced the release of Qt SDK 1.1 offering one integrated development environment for creating both consumer applications on Nokia’s Symbian platform, as well as for desktop applications such as Windows 7, Mac OSX and Linux.

Using the Qt SDK to build their apps, developers have a complete, easy to use tool cutting app creation time in half for Nokia touchscreen devices, the manufacturer claimed.

Within the release of Qt SDK 1.1 is Qt Quick, a new UI creation kit that benefits both graphic designers and application developers. Designers can create fluid, animated user interfaces with complete project and code editing support for developers to then implement into the overall application. This speeds up the development process further bringing applications to market quicker.

Qt Quick also includes QML, a CSS and JavaScript-like language, that makes UI development for touch screens much easier to implement. In addition to Qt Quick, the Qt SDK 1.1 includes map and navigation features, imaging features for camera and photo gallery access, notification API plug-ins and other enhancements that enable developers to provide access to user content on the device.