Trolltech Reveals Winners of Qt/Mac Application Developer Contest

7/1/2004 - Trolltech announced the winners of the worldwide contest for Qt/Mac developers. Our goal with the Qt/Mac Application Developer Contest was to invite developers to be creative with Qt for Mac OS® X, and increase the number of innovative applications on the Mac. Trolltech was pleased to receive a large number of high quality submissions.

The overall winner of the contest, and recipient of a Power Mac® G5, is Toon Boom Animation inc. with the application "Toon Boom Studio".

An excited and impressed jury concluded that: "Toon Boom Studio is an amazingly good program for creating animations. It has a great user interface, while at the same time ensures productivity, and ease of use."

The winner and runner-up in each of the three contest categories are:

Best Original Qt Application
Individual/community developed application using the Qt/Mac Free Edition

Best Ported Qt Application
Individual/community developed application originally written with Qt/X11 Free Edition for Unix/Linux and ported to Mac OS X using Qt/Mac Free Edition

Best Original Commercial Qt Application
Company developed application using the Qt/Mac Professional or Enterprise Edition

The winner of each category will be awarded a 40 GB iPod®, while the runner-up in each category will receive a 20 GB iPod.

Many other submissions also impressed the jury. "The port of KDE, the popular Linux Desktop Environment based on Qt, is amazing", says the jury, "we look forward to see more from these guys".

Several other applications also deserve mentioning. A few of them are "Serna", an XML documentation editor by Syntext Inc., "Orange", a datamining suite developed at the University of Ljubljana, and "Birds of the Western Palearctic", a ornithological reference to the birds of Europe, North Africa and the Middle East by BirdGuides Ltd. in the commercial category. In the Best Ported category; "Ipe", a drawing editior for creating figures for PDF, ported by Markus Bongard.

"We wanted to invite developers to discover the powerful combination of Qt and Mac OS X," said Eirik Chambe-Eng, co-founder and President of Trolltech. "The quality and the creativity of the applications submitted is impressive, and Trolltech would like congratulate the winners and to thank all the participants for helping us bring more applications to the Mac."

For more information on the contest visit

About Trolltech
Trolltech® is a world leader in delivering tools, components, and libraries for C++ developers across all major operating systems. Trolltech products constitute a leading open source application development framework and are an integral part of the Linux desktop. Trolltech also develops innovative UI platforms that enable key players to adopt Linux for mobile devices.

Trolltech creates two product lines: Qt® and Qtopia®. Qt is a complete C++ application development framework, which includes a class library and tools for cross-platform development and internationalization. Qtopia is the first comprehensive application platform built for embedded Linux, and is used on numerous Linux-based PDAs and mobile phones.

Trolltech is a second generation open source company with a dual licensing business model and provides development software to some of the largest companies in the world including Intel, IBM, Motorola, and Sharp, among thousands more. Trolltech is headquartered in Oslo, Norway, with offices in Brisbane, Australia, and Palo Alto, California. More about Trolltech can be found at

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