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! :-P ) , 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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  1. jill says:

    What about the other way round ??
    Windows to Symbian

  2. outdated os says:

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

  3. vasishta says:

    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 “mynokiablog.com” as a premium website.Hope you do your best… CHEERS!!!!

  4. Mac says:

    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 says:

      money to be made elsewhere also. Mo’ money.

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

      • Luisito says:

        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 says:

          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 says:

            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.

  5. Jayk says:

    Cant wait for Nokia Windows Phone :)

    • vPuik says:

      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 says:

        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 says:

        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.

  6. Ole says:

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

  7. Markk117 says:

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

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