Qt 5.12 Offers Long-Term Support and Higher Performance and Quality Than Ever Before
ESPOO, Finland, Dec. 06, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The Qt Company today introduced Qt 5.12, the latest version of its cross-platform software development framework that enables developers to design and build fast, high-quality applications, user interfaces and embedded devices. In addition to long-term support (LTS), Qt 5.12 offers higher performance and quality than ever before, resulting in a comprehensive software development framework with libraries and tools that accelerate design and development for faster time-to-market. Qt’s technology is currently in use by a million developers across the world and eight of the top 10 Fortune 500 companies.
With Gartner, Inc. forecasting that more than 20 billion connected things will be in use worldwide by 2020, the Internet of Things (IoT) and Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) have become two of the most fertile areas of market opportunity for businesses of all types and sizes. Meanwhile, customers have come to expect their IoT and IIoT applications and devices to offer highly graphically rich user interfaces (UIs), as well as a greater emphasis on design, performance and timely product delivery. This combination of market growth and end-user demand presents a significant opportunity for the global community of software developers creating UIs for IoT and IIoT applications and devices. With Qt 5.12, these developers can leverage a cross-platform development framework that enables them to design, develop and deploy fast, high-quality and fully supported UIs for any operating system on any device, embedded system, or application (desktop or mobile).
“Due to the ever-changing market demands created by the instant connectivity of the IoT, design and performance have become two of the most important attributes of today’s apps and devices,” said Lars Knoll, CTO, The Qt Company. “This is also true of apps and devices outside of the IoT and IIoT, so developers need a highly robust development framework that enables them to quickly and easily design and build branded UIs for the apps and devices. With Qt 5.12, we have placed performance and quality design squarely in the spotlight. As a result, developers can leverage a comprehensive set of tools that help ensure their UIs are visually appealing and lightning fast – and can be delivered to their customers faster than ever before.”
Qt provides a centralized, cross-platform framework and unified ecosystem that enables developers to write their source code once and run it anywhere on one device. The new features and capabilities in Qt 5.12 have been designed to enable the quick and easy development of UIs, applications and embedded devices for a wide range of industries, including the automotive, medical device, automation, home entertainment, and IoT/IIoT sectors. Qt’s framework also supports the development of the back-end elements and business logic of apps and devices, including network connectivity and Bluetooth location services.
Following are details on the primary features offered by Qt 5.12:
Qt 5.12 will be available on December 6, 2018. For more information, please visit: https://www.qt.io/qt-5-12
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Qt Group (Nasdaq Helsinki: QTCOM) is a global software company with a strong presence in more than 70 industries and is the leading independent technology behind millions of devices and applications. Qt is used by major global companies and developers worldwide, and the technology enables its customers to deliver exceptional user experiences and advance their digital transformation initiatives. The company’s net sales in year 2017 totaled 36,3 MEUR and it employs some 300 people. To learn more, visit http://qt.io.