Choosing QT vs. Objective-C/IOS



  • I have a strong background in C/C++, however, I just started learning objective-C and making good progress. My question is should I switch to learning QT instead of objective-C ? I know the pros and cons about learning/using QT, i.e. it can be used for both Android and IOS. I'm a little hesitant and don't want to devote a lot of time if it could be spent elsewhere. Then again, I do not want to completely abandon my C++ skills either. I personally don't always have a lot of free time to begin with. Some words of wisdom would be greatly appreciated.


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    Hi and welcome to devnet,

    Might not be the answer you wanted, but you should go with both. Qt indeed offers a good abstraction for most part you will need. But accessing some more advanced/specific iOS feature will require to know Objective-C (in this case it would be Objective-C++).

    So in the end, you should first write down what you need, what Qt provides that you can directly use and what would be os-specific. Then you can see what effort you need.

    Hope it helps



  • I think you sort of answered my question. Thank you for having an objective opinion.


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