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Digia to Host Qt Developer Day in China



  Digia to Host Qt Developer Day in China

 BlackBerry and Jolla join Digia as top sponsors to further drive Qt usage in
                                    China

Business Wire

BEIJING -- April 25, 2013

In response to the rapidly growing use of the Qt cross-platform application
and user interface development framework in China, Digia has announced that it
will host its first Qt Developer Day in Beijing on June 6, 2013. The event
will include various presentations and workshops on Qt hosted by Digia and
main sponsors BlackBerry® and Jolla.

Qt’s ability to help create compelling applications with rich graphics and
velvet-like animations and then deploy them across multiple platforms with
ease has led to it being used by over 500,000 developers worldwide. Anyone
targeting desktop, embedded or mobile platforms – or, most likely, a
combination of these – will recognise the benefits of being able to develop
quickly and then deploy to other platforms simply by recompiling. This allows
users to meet the twin aims of reducing time to market and maximising return
on investment. The recent adoption of Qt by BlackBerry® for its BB10 Cascades™
development framework and by Jolla for its Sailfish OS SDK (software
development kit) has added further momentum to the growth of Qt use.

Qt Developer Day China, which will be held at the Chang Fugong Hotel in
Beijing, will include keynote speeches from Tommi Laitinen, Digia SVP on Qt
and Digia’s future strategy, and Lars Knoll, Digia, Qt CTO and Qt Project
Chief Maintainer focusing on the current status and planned roadmap for Qt
together with two parallel tracks of technical sessions. The latter will cover
introductions to Qt 5, Qt Quick and the Qt Creator integrated development
environment, providing information relevant for those interested in desktop,
embedded and mobile application development. There will also be dedicated
sessions on Qt for BlackBerry 10 and the Jolla SDK and Qt for embedded and
mobile development including Android & iOS. Technical staff from Digia’s
Chinese operation will host the technical tracks along with expert speakers
from BlackBerry and Jolla.

Mike Zhou, Developer Advocate at BlackBerry said, “The BlackBerry 10 platform
has been very well received by developers around the world. Developers who use
Qt are able to create very rich and fluid native applications for the
BlackBerry 10 platform. There is an insatiable demand from BlackBerry
customers for apps, and the new platform presents an exciting opportunity for
developers in China ahead of our planned launches.”

Stefano Mosconi, CTO at Jolla added: “We wanted to provide developers with the
best tools to give them the opportunity to create the best apps for our
Sailfish mobile platform. Given our roots in MeeGo it was a natural choice to
go for Qt to support our UI and include Qt Creator in the Sailfish OS SDK."
Sami Pienimäki, VP Sales at Jolla continued: "As we see enormous potential in
China, both as a market for handsets and also as a source of application
development, we were very pleased to be able to join Digia and participate in
the Qt Developer Day China.”

A full agenda, registration and further information can be found at the Qt
Developer Day China 2013 information site. http://qt.digia.com/cn/qtdevday.

About Qt

Used by over 500,000 developers worldwide, Qt is a full framework that enables
the development of powerful, interactive and platform-independent
applications. Qt applications run native on desktop, embedded and mobile host
systems, enabling them to deliver performance that is far superior to other
cross-platform application development frameworks. Qt’s support for multiple
platforms and operating systems allows developers to save significant time
related to porting to other devices.

Qt is created by developers for developers where making developers’ lives
easier is top priority. It provides an incomparable developer experience with
the tools necessary to create amazing user experiences. Qt is platform
agnostic and believes in making sure that all developers are able to target
multiple platforms with one framework by simply reusing code. Qt gives freedom
to the developer. Code less. Create more. Deploy everywhere.

About Digia, Qt

Digia is responsible for all Qt activities including product development and
commercial and open source licensing. Since March 2011, Digia Plc, the
Helsinki-based services and consulting powerhouse listed in the NASDAQ OMX
Helsinki exchange (DIG1V) has been the commercial licensor of Qt. In September
2012 Digia acquired the full Qt business from Nokia. Digia operates in China,
Finland, Germany, Norway, Russia, Sweden and USA.

Digia’s goal is to provide desktop, embedded and mobile developers and
companies with the most powerful cross-platform UI and application framework.
Together with its licensing, support and services capabilities, Digia, Qt
operates with the mission to work closely with developers to ensure that the
projects are deployed on time, within budget and with a competitive advantage.
http://qt.digia.com

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products or services.

Contact:

For Editorial Enquiries:
Digia, Qt
Katherine Barrios, +47 95 14 64 14
Katherine.barrios@digia.com
or
Pinnacle Marketing Communications
Andrew Town, +44 20 8429 6546
a.town@pinnaclemarcom.com
or
Hannah Hines, +44 20 8429 6547
h.hines@pinnaclemarcom.com
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