Qt jobs seems to be far lesser than that for Android and iPhone. Qt doesn’t seem to be picking up even with the success of N8. Probably majority of Symbian applications are still written in Symbian c++ or J2me ? What do you think might be the reasons ?
There is a lot of scope for Qt outside Symbian. I know a friend who did a Qt project in IISC in Jan-09. Other than this I guess many companies have it in use. Dunno about the job market in India/Bangalore.
In this link [qt.nokia.com] in L1: The ideas behind Qt and live demo Slide 20 – Qt Today, you can find a comparison of Qt vs Java vs .Net jobs.
And if you are interested to know more about Qt related activities in India, KDE India Conf 2011 [kde.in] would be a good place to attend :)
And one more thing,,,,
There are more devices which can be targeted by Qt Developer other than Nokia N8.
So, I think Qt’s future is good.
Rahul, I have Qt working on my E90 … so any S60 3rd Edition FP2 and above should work fine. I’ve got a few “are you interested to join us” mails via devnet, mostly local startups
Thanks for all your responses. There are oppurtunities for Qt developers outside the mobile world and infact I think most of the Qt jobs currently are not mobile ones. My concern was about Qt mobile jobs. As ucomesdag pointed out, Qt jobs will increase only when Meego devices become popular. On Symbian, there is J2me and Symbian c++. I think most of the application development is done in J2me though. But J2me future don’t look good.
Hi friends, I think most of the application development is done in J2me though. But J2me future don’t look good.
Its not true. If considering Games then yes J2ME might be used more than Symbian C++. But if you take application or products for Symbian platform – its symbian c++ and now Qt is coming up. Expect lot of Qt based apps in Ovi store by next quarter.
My Name is sanjay. I am also very confused whether i have to choose Qt or i should start learning of andriod or iphone. please suggest me.
No one can say you the right way, only you can choose. BTW, there is a port to android and there are some notes about port to iphone (but this one is closed and nobody knows if it will be opensource some day).
I have about 4-5 years experience in Qt programming (I’ve started with Qt3) and can say that I like progress of this framework. I’ve tried Android programming a little (some years ago before first release of Android and now as part of our Qt-based project tht works at Android), but I don’t like Java. And I’ve never tried Obj-C, only saw couple of examples.
So I will suggest you using Qt of course.
Nokia chooses Windows phone 7 as its primary platform. So the future of Qt doesn’t look bright anymore. I’am sad to say this. I love Qt strongly. Symbian and Meego will be given less importance and no Qt for WP7. Who will buy phones when the parent company itself doesn’t fully support the OS ? So I suppose most Symbian customers will move to Android. So to develop for Nokia, go learn .NET. Good for .Net devs if the strategy works.
Sanjay, I suggest Android or iPhone. With this strategy the future of Nokia itself doesn’t look very good.