3/6/2003 - The rapid evolution of Trolltech's Qtopia continues with the latest release of Qtopia 1.6, an embedded Linux application platform, and the announcement that there are now over 1000 3rd party applications available. Qtopia 1.6 is a complete, powerful application platform, enabling the creation of state of the art mobile devices. Being able to customize not only the look and feel, but also the screen size and orientation of a mobile device, gives manufacturers the control they seek over their devices.
The Qtopia developer community, representing both open source and commercial developers, have created over a thousand applications for the platform. Based on the multiplatform Qt(r) C++ application framework, the Qtopia SDK enables developers to create powerful applications efficiently. Additionally, those same applications can run on all major desktop operating systems, due to the portability of the Qt framework.
"Qtopia is designed to provide a rock-solid base for mobile device manufacturers, while enabling easy creation of 3rd party applications," said Haavard Nord, Trolltech CEO. "By ensuring application compatibility between versions, manufacturers can create new mobile devices, using Qtopia 1.6, with heaps of 3rd party applications already available."
New features in Qtopia 1.6 include:
Qtopia 1.6 free edition and Qtopia Desktop for Microsoft Windows and Linux are available for immediate download from the Trolltech website. Qtopia 1.6 commercial edition is immediately available. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
Qtopia is a Linux-based application environment designed to make mobile computing simple, powerful, intuitive, and flexible. A complete environment, Qtopia's intuitive and customizable user interface provides near-desktop power on mobile embedded devices.
Trolltech is a software company with two flagship products: Qt and Qtopia. Qt is a multi-platform C++ application framework developers can use to write single-source applications that run -- natively -- on Windows, Linux, Unix, Mac OS X and embedded Linux. Qt has been used to build thousands of successful commercial applications worldwide, and is the basis of the open source KDE desktop environment. Qtopia is the first comprehensive application environment built for embedded Linux, and is used in Sharp's new Zaurus SL5500 and SL-A300 PDAs. Trolltech is headquartered in Oslo, Norway, with offices in Brisbane, Australia, and Santa Clara, California. More about Trolltech can be found at www.trolltech.com.
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