[Interest] considerations for developing handset applications

André Somers andre at familiesomers.nl
Wed Mar 14 14:26:44 CET 2012

Op 14-3-2012 14:12, Sivan Greenberg schreef:
> Hi All,
>   I recently tried to come up with a list of consideration one must
> make when developing apps for the handset using Qt. I was able to come
> up with some:
> 1. Be very sparse on your memory usage; Use data structures and
> algorithms that use the least memory possible.
> 2. CPU cycles are not for free; Make sure you do things efficiently
> and try to avoid hogging the CPU when waiting for IO.
> 3. Network bandwith usage should be gentle, as users might not have an
> unlimited data plan.
> 4...
> I know others will involve the graphic system, screen sizes,
> resolutions, form factors etc but am not sure how to articulate and
> what are the trade offs. Anybody, if you can, I'd appreciate help
> creating this list with as many items needed and different trade offs.
> I intend to post it on the wiki once done. I'm interested in
> particular areas as well where Qt makes it easier and smoother to
> integrate those considerations into one's mobile dev endeavors.
> Thanks!
How about being very conservative in when and how frequently you wake up 
the CPU?


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