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Trolltech launches community website behind Qtopia

May 4, 2005 — by Henry Kingman — from the LinuxDevices Archive
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Trolltech has launched a community Web site devoted to Qtopia, its graphics framework and GUI stack for mobile phones and PDAs. The Qtopia.net site will offer news, downloads, forums, tutorials, and product galleries for users and developers of both the PDA and phone versions of Qtopia.

Qtopia originally gained popularity as a mobile application environment for PDAs and palmtops such as Sharp's Zaurus and other Linux PDAs. With PDA sales falling and mobile phone sales growing, Trolltech wisely adapted Qtopia for mobile phones, launching a phone-specific version in May of 2004.

In December of 2004, Trolltech GPL'd the PDA version of Qtopia. According to Trolltech, Qtopia PDA offers a full complement of applications for business productivity, personal information management, Internet content, entertainment, and synchronization with desktop PCs. It says there are over 1,000 third-party applications available for Qtopia PDA.

Trolltech CEO Haavard Nord said, “The open source community has a strong interest in creating third-party applications built on Qtopia, and Qtopia.net is designed to encourage and support this work by increasing information accessibility. By the same token, Qtopia.net will be an important resource for commercial Qtopia developers and customers, such as device designers and OEMs.”

The site can be found here.


 
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