Qt jobs



  • Hi friends,

    Qt jobs seems to be far lesser than that for Android and iPhone. Qt doesn't seem to be picking up even with the success of N8. Probably majority of Symbian applications are still written in Symbian c++ or J2me ? What do you think might be the reasons ?

    Regards,
    JK



  • It will take some time, just because of N8 one can't expect the job market to open up. Also the existing symbian developers have started exploring Qt and yes majority of work still happens in Symbian.



  • There is a lot of scope for Qt outside Symbian. I know a friend who did a Qt project in IISC in Jan-09. Other than this I guess many companies have it in use. Dunno about the job market in India/Bangalore.
    In this "link":http://qt.nokia.com/services-partners/qt-in-education/qt-in-education-course-material in L1: The ideas behind Qt and live demo Slide 20 - Qt Today, you can find a comparison of Qt vs Java vs .Net jobs.

    And if you are interested to know more about Qt related activities in India, "KDE India Conf 2011":http://kde.in/conf/ would be a good place to attend :)



  • And one more thing,,,,
    There are more devices which can be targeted by Qt Developer other than Nokia N8.

    Nokia C7
    Nokia E7
    Nokia C6-01

    So, I think Qt's future is good.



  • I think things will pick up when the first Meego devices are released.



  • Qt is around for a long time. I knew people before 2008(Nokia bought TrollTech in 2008) in Bangalore working on Qt (especially in embedded industry).



  • [quote author="qtrahul" date="1294236344"]And one more thing,,,,
    There are more devices which can be targeted by Qt Developer other than Nokia N8.

    Nokia C7
    Nokia E7
    Nokia C6-01

    So, I think Qt's future is good.[/quote]

    Rahul, I have Qt working on my E90 ... so any S60 3rd Edition FP2 and above should work fine. I've got a few "are you interested to join us" mails via devnet, mostly local startups



  • Hi friends,

    Thanks for all your responses. There are oppurtunities for Qt developers outside the mobile world and infact I think most of the Qt jobs currently are not mobile ones. My concern was about Qt mobile jobs. As ucomesdag pointed out, Qt jobs will increase only when Meego devices become popular. On Symbian, there is J2me and Symbian c++. I think most of the application development is done in J2me though. But J2me future don't look good.



  • [quote author="Jayakrishnan.M" date="1295671374"]Hi friends,
    I think most of the application development is done in J2me though. But J2me future don't look good.[/quote]

    Its not true. If considering Games then yes J2ME might be used more than Symbian C++. But if you take application or products for Symbian platform - its symbian c++ and now Qt is coming up. Expect lot of Qt based apps in Ovi store by next quarter.



  • Hi All,

    My Name is sanjay. I am also very confused whether i have to choose Qt or i should start learning of andriod or iphone. please suggest me.



  • [quote author="sanjayrathore36" date="1296850037"]Hi All,

    My Name is sanjay. I am also very confused whether i have to choose Qt or i should start learning of andriod or iphone. please suggest me.[/quote]

    No one can say you the right way, only you can choose. BTW, there is a port to android and there are some notes about port to iphone (but this one is closed and nobody knows if it will be opensource some day).



  • thanks Denis. I have more than 4 year exp. in symbian and do not want to leave this platform.
    i have also started learning Qt and Qml.but most of the people are moving toward android and iphone. that is why i am confused.
    No one can tell me the right way but you can suggest me.



  • I have about 4-5 years experience in Qt programming (I've started with Qt3) and can say that I like progress of this framework. I've tried Android programming a little (some years ago before first release of Android and now as part of our Qt-based project tht works at Android), but I don't like Java. And I've never tried Obj-C, only saw couple of examples.
    So I will suggest you using Qt of course.



  • thanks a lot denis for suggestion. i found this place very help full.



  • yes sanjay, after years of working in java, i was able to get very productive in Qt in under a couple of days. The learning curve is very easy. I personally feel the future is very bright for Qt. I've jumped ship since then ;)



  • Nokia chooses Windows phone 7 as its primary platform. So the future of Qt doesn't look bright anymore. I'am sad to say this. I love Qt strongly. Symbian and Meego will be given less importance and no Qt for WP7. Who will buy phones when the parent company itself doesn't fully support the OS ? So I suppose most Symbian customers will move to Android. So to develop for Nokia, go learn .NET. Good for .Net devs if the strategy works.

    Sanjay, I suggest Android or iPhone. With this strategy the future of Nokia itself doesn't look very good.



  • yes. i am feeling same.i love symbian and Qt very much.i am working on symbian from last 5 years.
    but now i am also very sad. i do not like objective C and java .but for survive i have to choose one of them.



  • Sanjay and Jayakrishnan, you could also chk the Qt presentations and statements made today in MWC about Qt. Qt is not just going away, there was a blog entry on Qt website about this ...
    Even if one tried, Qt just can't be killed as long as its licensed under LGPL since there is an entire Qt community behind it. Till now at least I've not seen any press release/statement from Nokia that mentions reduction in investment on Qt from Nokia's side.



  • [quote author="sanjayrathore36" date="1297680586"]i do not like objective C and java .but for survive i have to choose one of them. [/quote]
    So I guess you've ruled out moving to Windows Phone? :P



  • yes. i do not work on C#.I would like to work on window if only if it support the qt.



  • I also vote for Qt. But I am surprised to see less number of development job openings for Qt in India compared to the requirements of Qt trainers!



  • where did u see requirements for Qt trainers?



  • May be some months ago I was getting some part time and full time job vacancies in Delhi for Qt trainings..



  • Are there Qt jobs in the embedded arena in India ?



  • [quote author="Jayakrishnan.M" date="1302608016"]Are there Qt jobs in the embedded arena in India ?[/quote]

    there are and its picking up, but not very significant numbers :)
    I know quite a few startups who are getting into Qt products/solutions



  • [quote author="chetankjain" date="1302695552"]
    there are and its picking up, but not very significant numbers :)
    I know quite a few startups who are getting into Qt products/solutions[/quote]

    Let me Know chetank mi am here in bangalore doing some Project on Qt and i want to go upgrade with Qt



  • One thing the trend of mobile development will change. It will soon jump into cross platform mobile development with native code generation. In this way QT will be a good option as it does support Blackberry too and other embedded platform. In QT what we do is develop the code once and it will cross compile to multiple platforms with least effort. So we have a app ready for IOS , android, Blackberry(10 onwards), and many embedded platforms. For IOS or Android developers, if they want to port there app to other platform then they have to work hard and even if the app is successfully ported they wont get the optimal soln. Example is apportable, what it does converts app to other platform with the constraint that the size of the api for android will increase which to some extend hamper the performance of the system itself. So, i think QT is a good option , build once deploy anywhere...


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