Market Momentum Building for Trolltech's Qtopia; Trolltech Releases New Version of Qtopia, Announces over 1,000 Apps for the Platform.Business Editors
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The rapid evolution of Trolltech's(R) Qtopia(R) continues with the latest release of Qtopia 1.6, an embedded Linux The Linux operating system configured and enhanced to work in a wide variety of applications, including handheld devices, network appliances, industrial machines and consumer electronics devices. The modularity of the Linux kernel makes it well suited to embedded systems. 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, has created over a thousand applications for the platform. Based on the multiplatform Qt(R) C++ application framework, the Qtopia SDK (Software Developer's Kit) See developer's toolkit and Windows SDK.
SDK - Software Developers Kit (or "Software Development Kit"). 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 (1) (Chief Executive Officer) The highest individual in command of an organization. Typically the president of the company, the CEO reports to the Chairman of the Board. . "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:
Application Compatibility: All existing Qtopia applications are able to run, unchanged, on Qtopia 1.6.
Outlook Synchronization: Qtopia 1.6 comes equipped with personal information management synchronization with Microsoft(R) Outlook(R) via Qtopia Desktop.
Today application: Qtopia's new Today application, which provides an update for the coming day, let's users select which data they wish to display. Default settings include calendar events, received email, and to do items.
Plug-in framework: Qtopia 1.6 contains a new plug-in framework for adding new features to Qtopia devices. Users will be able to easily update their application taskbar An on-screen toolbar that displays the active applications (tasks). Clicking on a taskbar button restores the application to its previous appearance. Windows 95 popularized this feature. See Win Taskbar. , add new fonts, plug in new multimedia formats, add/remove input methods and many other features.
End-user customization: Includes icon size and layout, add background colors or pictures, and change the color and look of the windows and buttons.
Display customization: Manufacturers can focus on what they like doing best -- creating innovative hardware designs. Qtopia 1.6 supports multiple display sizes (176 x 204, 240 x 320 and 480 x 640 pixels) and both landscape and portrait orientation.
Voice Recorder A digital, handheld device that is used to record short reminders. Very lightweight and typically using AAA batteries, such devices use flash memory to hold up to 100 messages and more. Messages can be retrieved sequentially or by direct access by message number. See microcassette. : Qtopia's new Voice Recorder provides users with a powerful recording application. Users can select quality levels of recording, including bit rate and mono or stereo sound.
Improved Qtopia Desktop: There have been numerous improvements to Qtopia Desktop, including the addition of one-click application installation, back-up and restore functionality, synchronization across wireless networks, and a large number of usability improvements.
Other improvements: Completely re-written multimedia player with customizable skins, improved image viewer See viewer. with better image scaling See image scaler. , improved user interface for PIM (1) (Protocol Independent Multicast) A multicast routing protocol endorsed by the IETF. Used in conjunction with an existing unicast routing protocol, it comes in two flavors: Dense Mode (PIM-DM) is used when recipients in the target group are in a concentrated applications, improved application install/remove, and a variety of smaller improvements.
Qtopia 1.6 free edition and Qtopia Desktop for Microsoft Windows See Windows.
(operating system) Microsoft Windows - Microsoft's proprietary window system and user interface software released in 1985 to run on top of MS-DOS. Widely criticised for being too slow (hence "Windoze", "Microsloth Windows") on the machines available then. 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 platform 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(R) is a software company with two flagship products: Qt(R) and Qtopia(R). Qt is a multiplatform C++ application framework that lets developers 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 also the open source KDE (K Desktop Environment) A GUI-based user interface primarily for Unix and Linux machines, but also available for Windows and Mac. The source code is freely distributed and is maintained by developers around the world. desktop environment. Qtopia, which is based on Qt, is the first comprehensive application environment built for embedded Linux. Qtopia has been chosen for IBM's embedded Linux reference platform, for multiple PDAs from Sharp, and many other devices. Trolltech is headquartered in Oslo, Norway, with offices in Brisbane, Australia, and Santa Clara, California Santa Clara, California (IPA: /ˌsæntəˈklærə/) , founded in 1777 and incorporated in 1852, is a city in Santa Clara County, in the U.S. state of California. . More about Trolltech can be found on its new website at www.trolltech.com.