Microsoft adds API mapping support for Symbian Qt

| September 21, 2011 | 25 Replies

In an effort to lure the present Qt devs (quite a number now, i’d say) into the Windows Phone dev environment, microsoft has added support in their API mapping tool for Symbian Qt, which the devs can use to create ports in a fast and easy manner.

If you want to check it out, here’s the direct link for the API mapping tool.

Not only that, thanks to the deep relationship between Nokia and Microsoft (duh! 😛 ) , they have several other help documents and books that help in guiding the Qt devs to the new Windows Phone environment. Check out :

  • The “Windows Phone Guide for Symbian Qt Application Developerswhite paper

Apart from that, they are conducting roadshows as a part of the ongoing training programs :

  • The “Nokia Windows Phone Training” roadshow, a series of developer events starting today in Paris

The “Windows Phone Guide for Symbian Qt Application Developers” white paper is about 100 pages organized in 8 chapters.

  • clip_image002Chapter 1: Introducing Windows Phone Platform
    to Symbian^3 Qt Application Developers
  • Chapter 2: Windows Phone Application Design Guidelines
  • Chapter 3: Windows Phone Developer and Designer Tools
  • Chapter 4: C# programming
  • Chapter 5: Introducing Windows Phone Application Life Cycle
  • Chapter 6: Porting Applications to Windows Phone
  • Chapter 7: Windows Phone Example Applications
  • Chapter 8: Using the API Mapping Tool

Example of porting using API mapping tool :

For more details on the documentation and porting check out the source link.

Source WindowsPhoneTeamBlog via WinRumors

Cheers mprince for the tip !


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  • jill

    What about the other way round ??
    Windows to Symbian

    • Vikas Patidar

      Hmm. same i was guessing.

    • jr

      That should be Nokia’s problem not MS… symbian is good as dead btw

      • Mapantz


        How many Symbian devices have been released so far this year? How many more are there to come? How many of them are on Belle?
        Top marks for not paying attention.

    • N00-00

      MS doesn’t want that.. Simple..

  • outdated os

    I rate this story 8/10. More optimal lighting and bigger screen are welcome additions.

    • Bharadwaj

      watch out, you may get fired for this 😛

      • jill

        hahaha !!

  • vasishta

    Nokia to develope a new user environment on wp7.Developers to be explained about it soon.Good news to JAY MONTANO!NOKIA is now notifing “” as a premium website.Hope you do your best… CHEERS!!!!

  • Mac

    Now Devs that don’t use this should wake up and smell the coffee!! Money to be made and MS are trying to help make that easier…welllll that and the fact that they are trying to get more developers on their platform with more apps!! 🙂

    • xyz

      money to be made elsewhere also. Mo’ money.

      nobody cares. winhose will die – it is dying slowly.

      • Luisito

        reaaaallllllllyyyyyyy slloooooowwwwwwwlllllllyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy

        if this thing don’t work…. well MS lost lot of money, and Nokia lost itself as a company (they bet the whole thing to one shot)

        • xyz

          m$ lost nothing – they dropped a billion dollars, most of it will be used for advertizements for winhose phones. Nokia probably spent a lot more than that. 1 billion is nothing – m$’s corrupt practices generate billions in cash every month.

          • Mac

            MS has invested millions in this too! You right. They have lots of cash to throw around so even more reason why this would work. It would be force fed down peoples throats until it catches on while they bleed cash through their guts! They want to be in this market moreso because it is a market that has potential. Everyone has a phone whether it is a cheapo or a top notch one but not everyone has a pc! Think about it.

  • Jayk

    Cant wait for Nokia Windows Phone 🙂

    • vPuik

      Same here. I need more localized apps. There’s only so many Qurans and Cricket apps I need here in the US of A.

      I’s get started with Delta Airlines (I fly too much) and Kindle Apps.

      • eddie

        i know what you mean too muck of those apps that really don’t helps us here in the U.S ‘ i fly alot for work and i can’t find any good apps for this on symbain.Just a few airlines apps as you said no flightaware app ios andriod and window use it so what’s up with nokia when are they gonna bring this to symbain?

      • Mendax

        Actually, you make a really good point about region-specific apps. I think that one of the downsides of owning a Nokia smartphone in North America has always been that all the best location-based apps are geared toward those in Europe, Asia and the Middle East. I think Nok-WP will help remedy this by attracting North American customers who would’ve bought Android or iOS otherwise.

        I suppose this could be done with the N9, as well, but I truly do think that North American customers will respond better to a Nokia phone that has the seal of approval of a North American company (Microsoft). It may not be ideal, but maybe something good could come of this.

  • Ole

    Nokia, please release the WP phones and get finished with the failing….

    • Peter

      Start with the raising to the top 😉

  • well done MS now u have your porting toolkit compatible with the all other company OS tool kit and platform, microsoft is doing well!

  • G

    Fail windows

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