MWC is just finished and I've spend my last day at the WIPJam. Here there are some notes I want to share with you!
Android is growing every day more. Every body is looking for Android developers. But if you are a developer is also every day more difficult to choose the right platform. Actually we have 2 big player in the cunsumer market: IOS and Android but the scenario will change during 2011. Nokia alliance with Microsoft could raise another player. Blackberry show some cool game on their new table, do they want to challenge IPad? And what about Bada?
So fragmentation is growing and we have to cope with it!
There is a lot of interest around html5. Mobile browser support a lot of the new features and frameworks are mature, so it's time to play with them!
Anyway other problem will arise: performance, distribution channel, etc. I think that using this technologies can help to solve the fragmentation problem but it cannot completely solve it.
Qt and Nokia: love-hate relationship
Nokia is going to release a Windows Phone this year. Can we use Qt on this new device? The answer is MAYBE!
This is really sad to say but Qt could not be officially supported. Nokia says that there will be a port of Qt but there isn't a strategy defined. They will announce something in the next weeks. Stay tuned!
I've just added a small example to github. It allow to trigger a phone call from a Qt application. It's still a draft but I hope it's useful to somebody.
The symbian native code is enclosed into the private implementation of ActiveObjectWrapper.