Qt Software Changes Name to Qt Development Frameworks

By Darryl K. Taft  |  Posted 2009-08-13 Print this article Print

Nokia has announced a change in both its Qt Software unit's name and Web address.

Nokia has announced a change in both its Qt Software unit's name and Web address.

As of Aug. 11, Qt Software will be known as Qt Development Frameworks and the web address will change to http://qt.nokia.com.  Qt Software was formerly known as Trolltech, so this is the second name change the company has undergone. Qt is a cross-platform application and UI framework. Using Qt, developers can write applications once and deploy them across many desktop, mobile and embedded operating systems without rewriting the code.

Daniel Kihlberg, director of global sales, marketing, and services for Nokia, Qt Development Frameworks, explains the rational behind the selection of the name and domain:

"We selected Qt Development Frameworks because at the end of the day, our goal is to provide developers with the best framework: Qt."

Kihlberg also said, "We want to increase the use of Qt by mobile developers and to achieve this we've strengthened our name's link to the Nokia brand. The progress of our new Qt for S60 product and our future involvement in Maemo are examples of how Qt will reach out to mobile developers in addition to desktop and Web developers." 

Darryl K. Taft covers the development tools and developer-related issues beat from his office in Baltimore. He has more than 10 years of experience in the business and is always looking for the next scoop. Taft is a member of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) and was named 'one of the most active middleware reporters in the world' by The Middleware Co. He also has his own card in the 'Who's Who in Enterprise Java' deck.

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