Nokia and Qt

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Nokia in the Qt Project

  • Nokia was and is the main promoter of http://qt-project.org – putting also significant effort in bringing more active contributors for the good of the Qt community.
  • Nokia is the number 1 code contributor to the Qt Project. “source”:http://labs.qt.nokia.com/2011/12/22/qt-5-–-a-look-back-at-the-numbers/
  • A big majority of Qt Project maintainers and approvers are employed by Nokia. source [wiki.qt-project.org]
  • Nokia is currently the main contributor of legal resources to define and protect the Qt trademark, licensing and Contributor License Agreement. source [qt-project.org]
  • Nokia is a relevant customer for many companies active in the Qt Partners [qt.nokia.com] network and the Qt Project.
  • Nokia is the main funder of Qt training courses and materials, the Qt Certification [qt.nokia.com] and Qt Ambassadors [qt.nokia.com] program.
  • Nokia has a team of consultants supporting key Qt users (mostly companies using Qt for non-mobile products) and encouraging them to become active contributors to the Qt Project. source [qt.nokia.com]
  • The Qt Project infrastructure [wiki.qt-project.org] is currently funded by Nokia.
  • Nokia is the main sponsor and contributes most of the resources for organizing Qt Contributors Summit [qt-project.org] and Qt Developer Days [qt.nokia.com]
  • Nokia is helping in experimental activities around Qt 5 such as the QtonPi [wiki.qt-project.org] project, building Qt 5 for the Nokia N9 [wiki.qt-project.org], Qt 5 support for Cordova [wiki.qt-project.org] (was PhoneGap) and many other activities funded indirectly through INdT [indt.org] in Brazil.

Qt in Nokia

  • Since Nokia acquired Trolltech, Qt has grown exponentially in number of features, users, applications, SDK downloads, full time developers, specialized companies…
  • Nokia has products in the market shipping with Symbian [europe.nokia.com] and MeeGo Harmattan [swipe.nokia.com] , both based on Qt and both being great examples of what can be done with Qt in mobile devices.
  • Nokia currently has a base of 180 million customers with Qt-enabled Symbian and N9 devices. source [developer.nokia.com]
  • The last Qt based product announced is the Nokia 808 PureView [blog.qt.nokia.com] , awarded as Best Device at Mobile World Congress 2012 [blog.qt.nokia.com]
  • The Nokia Store [store.nokia.com] contains a catalog of Qt based applications with possibilities of monetization [developer.nokia.com] via paid downloads, in-app purchase and in-app advertisement.
  • Nokia offers free support to Qt developers, both individuals and companies – http://www.developer.nokia.com/Develop/Qt/ – including device seeding programs, contests and co-marketing opportunities at different levels.
  • Nokia works with the top global and local brands in the countries where it operates, in order to have their mobile apps running with Qt in Nokia devices.
  • “Qt’s future for Nokia: Bringing apps to the next billion.”:http://blog.qt.nokia.com/2011/06/21/qt’s-future-for-nokia-bringing-apps-to-the-next-billion/
  • At any point of time Nokia has several positions open related with Qt – check at http://nokia.taleo.net/careersection/10120/jobsearch.ftl?lang=en (as of 2012-03-28 there are 43 position open, from which 35 were listed in the R&D category – feel free updating these numbers if you check).