[Interest] Semi-OT: Smart phone for programming

Sean Harmer sean.harmer at kdab.com
Mon Aug 5 18:04:14 CEST 2013

Hi K. Frank,

I can recommend the BB10 family of devices. It has Qt4 on the device and it is 
very easy to package up Qt5 with your app (won't be needed once the device 
firmware starts to ship Qt5). The QNX/BB10 QPA plugin is well supported, 
actively developed and supports threaded OpenGL rendering for QtQuick 2 out of 
the box.

QtCreator also has very good support for building, packaging, deploying and 
debugging to BB10 devices.



On Sunday 04 August 2013 13:09:51 K. Frank wrote:
> Hello List!
> I am thinking of getting a new smart phone to replace an old blackberry
> that I don't like that much and whose battery is wearing out.
> I am strongly leaning towards an android-based phone, but would be
> open to other suggestions, as well.
> One moderately important criterion for me is to get a phone that I can
> program relatively conveniently, either using Qt, or natively, or both.
> What phones would people recommend it terms of both a good phone
> and a smooth programming experience?
> Also, what tools should I expect to need to program (and load apps onto)
> the phone?  Is it as simple as a computer, an sdk, and a usb cable?  Will
> I need to get any special hardware?  Will I need to pay the phone company
> for the privilege of programming my own phone?
> Thanks for your advice and suggestions.
> (I may also post over on the android-qt group, but let me start here, for
> now.)
> K. Frank
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