Qt (/kjuːt/ “cute”,) is a cross-platform application framework that is used for developing application software that can be run on various software and hardware platforms with little or no change in the underlying codebase, while still being a native application with native capabilities and speed.
The cross-platform development has one vulnerability. It is the framework itself that is used for development. If such framework is bad a project will be bad. Thus, it is critically important to use a sustainable and time-proven solution.
C++ and Qt is a good choice for developing a mobile application, especially when you need at least two versions for different platforms. But this way is not yet too popular. Why, you may ask? Well, because there are IDEs like Android Studio, SmartCode, Xcode. It is natural to think that a native application is better than cross platform software.
The Qt development framework presents a rich set of tools for the creation of cross platform applications with an advanced UI. The framework supports all popular desktop and mobile operating systems and shares 5th-6th place in a global non-official rating of all cross platform and hybrid toolchains for desktop and mobile development.
How to Build Your C++ Qt Project 10x Faster with 4 Simple Optimizations — Hey! Get back to work! — Compiling! — OK. Carry on. XKCD #303 As a project grows, the time spent on building it becomes more and more valuable. Generally, the longer it takes to build a project, the more time you waste… Read More »
It’s nice to remember that the UI is the part with which a user actually interacts and he won’t be able to (or wouldn’t want to) check out the mighty power of applications’ algorithms and its highly optimized 🙂 code if he gets distracted and frustrated by poorly localized or misleading interface.