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Nokia Releases New Developer's Kit

Finnish mobile phone maker Nokia has released the full version of its Qt software development kit (SDK) 1.1.

According to the company, the SDK will allow developers to create apps for its Symbian mobile operating system and desktop apps for leading operating systems like Windows 7, Mac OS X and Linux in as little as half the time.

The SDK comes with Qt Quick, which is a user interface development platform that is designed for both graphic designers and application developers. This will provide developers with a faster app development process by creating fluid UI designs that come with project and code editing support.

Developers will also be able to easily create touch enabled applications using QML, a CSS & JavaScript-like language. The QT SDK 1.1 also features support for map and navigation capabilities, features for camera and photo gallery access and notification APIs.

"Developers are seeking to provide high quality, graphically rich applications to stand out in ever increasing crowded application stores", said Purnima Kochikar, Vice President, Forum Nokia.

"With this new version of the Qt SDK, designers and developers can work together to achieve this quicker and more effectively."