[Interest] QML standard components for mobile

Attila Csipa qt at csipa.in.rs
Fri Dec 5 23:41:17 CET 2014

Food for thought - if you're not adhering to native look'n'feel, your only
(melting) advantage to the various cross-platform Web-frameworks is
performance. The classic benefit of cross-platform frameworks was
minimizing development efforts, and the web is (warning: biased opinion
ahead) actually doing a better job at this than oldschool native-language
frameworks. Without the desire to get into a web-vs-native flamewar, the
strongest argument for a non-web cross-platform framework is not that
it gets "close" to native app feel, but that you can't distinguish 
native apps
from those written with the framework, and this includes look and feel, too.

Best regards,
On 12/5/2014 2:00 PM, Nuno Santos wrote:
> Hi,
> In my opinion, the real power of QML is precisely the fact that you 
> don’t need to stick to the native iOS/Android look and keep the exact 
> same look and feel on both platforms (obviously you will have some 
> limitations but depending on the kind of application you are 
> developing, they will be easily overpassed).
> Regarding the components, with listview, repeaters, rows, columns, 
> grid, etc you will definitely be able to do almost everything you need.
> For more desktop like controls you have QtQuickControls subset (some 
> of them might also be useful for general application development ex: 
> StackView). For elastic layouts you should investigate QtQuickLayouts
> http://qt-project.org/doc/qt-5/qtquickcontrols-index.html
> http://qt-project.org/doc/qt-5/qtquicklayouts-index.html
> Creating custom components in QML is also a breeze.
> I think that most important to retain is the paradigm shift. Taking 
> advantage of states, bindings, etc instead of making changes in 
> response to events “by hand”.
> The most important steps is to do something. After a couple of small 
> applications you will be up and running in not time.
> QML Book is definitely a nice resource for learning. Qt documentation 
> as well!
> Take this info into account as well:
> http://qt-project.org/doc/qt-5/qtquick-performance.html
> Regards,
> Nuno Santos
>> On 05 Dec 2014, at 11:51, Daniel França <daniel.franca at gmail.com 
>> <mailto:daniel.franca at gmail.com>> wrote:
>> Hi all,
>> I started learning QML and would like to ask for some directions.
>> My purpose is for mobile development, I've already done a few 
>> projects using Qt/C++ for desktop, but I didn't code anything for mobile.
>> The first thing I was trying to find is if there's already some 
>> standard mobile components for qml, like side menu, button bars, 
>> grids, etc.
>> Something that would make easier to have a mockup on Fluid or 
>> something similar, and then implement it on QML.
>> Would be great to have components that'll look native at IOS and 
>> Android, or at least something like a "Bootstrap" for QML.
>> or if I should do implement this components myself.
>> I tried to search for a set of components like that but couldn't find 
>> anything.
>> I'm reading this book btw: http://qmlbook.org/
>> Thanks for any help.
>> Regards,
>> Daniel França
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