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Beginning Nokia Apps Development: Qt and HTML5 for Symbian and MeeGo (Books for Professionals by Professionals) [Kindle Edition]

Ray Rischpater , Daniel Zucker
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Book Description

While media buzz regularly circulates around iPhone and Android, Nokia still leads the pack in terms of world market share. Symbian, for instance, remains the most widely used mobile operating system. With Nokia's open development platform, the opportunities available for mobile developers to target this vastly popular operating system are abundant and clear.

  • Use Qt to target both platforms: Symbian, the most widely used mobile operating system in the world, as well as MeeGo, the Intel/Nokia platform for mobile devices.

  • Develop HTML5 applications for both Symbian and MeeGo platforms that will run with little modification on other mobile platforms.

  • Novice developers learn the basics of Qt with a mobile slant, giving them the ability to target both desktop and mobile platforms.

What you’ll learn

  • How to do Qt basics

  • What is QML or the Qt Markup Language

  • What is Qt for Meego and how to use it

  • and how to use it

  • How to work with the Web Runtime

  • Why mobile development is different

  • How to port/support MeeGo and Symbian platforms

Who this book is for

This must-have book is for mobile developers wanting to target the Meego and Symbian platforms (either as the sole platform or in cross-platform development), and existing mobile developers wanting to start using Qt.

Table of Contents

  1. Introducing Nokia’s Software Platform

  2. Designing Your Application

  3. Working with the Nokia Qt SDK

  4. Beginning Qt Development

  5. Doing More with Qt

  6. Introducing Qt Quick

  7. Developing with HTML5

  8. Testing Your Application

  9. Deploying Your Application

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About the Author

Ray Rischpater is a freelance consultant and author with over 8 years' experience writing about and developing for handheld computing platforms. During this time, Ray has participated in the development of Internet technologies for J2ME, QUALCOMM BREW, Palm OS, Newton, and Magic Cap, and proprietary operating systems for vertical handheld computers. In addition, he's consulted during the development of websites for wireless devices using HTML and WAP. Ray is currently a senior software engineer at Rocket Mobile Inc. and holds a bachelor's degree in pure mathematics from the University of California, Santa Cruz. He is the author of Wireless Web Development, Second Edition and Wireless Web Development with PHP and WAP.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 3442 KB
  • Print Length: 248 pages
  • Publisher: Apress; 2010 edition (22 Dec. 2010)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B004I5BN0E
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  • Average Customer Review: 2.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
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Beginning Nokia Apps Development: Qt and HTML5 for Symbian and MeeGo (Books for Professionals by Professionals)

The main problem with this book is it was published to quick. The authors are excellent writers however they appear to have written on pre release software. The topics in turn.
1. Qt
This presentation is good and authors have clearly used documentation from the Qt Development team. Nothing to add over the Qt website though
2. HTML5
This is again taken from other sites and books some examples, but not really target to Nokia Mobile phones basically attempts to show how a web page in HTML5 is built. Really no better than a clever Hello World.
3. Symbian
This really falls apart here this is complex and instead the writer focuses on obscure formal testing method. This would not pass the testing required to get the application onto the OVI store. Ignores the problems involved in getting a certificate
4. MeeGo
The review title "Maemo NOT MeeGo, and lots of Beta dev not final version" says it all.
Feels like a sub editor and marketing has changed all references of Maemo v5 to MeeGo.
The is no mention of the integrated IDE based on Qt which will build and sign application for Symbian and Maemo 6 (AKA Maemo). This example were not available.

Finally the plans are now for Qt to go to Windows 7 and Symbian Anna. The version reviewed was Qt 4.5 and not the current Qt 4.
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