Digia, a provider of cross-platform application and UI development framework for various operating systems, updated its Qt Enterprise Embedded solution, a fully-integrated solution that is designed to quicken software development time for an embedded device over both embedded Linux and embedded Android (News - Alert).
The solution supposedly leverages the company’s own flexible full-framework modular architecture in order to deliver high performance, minimal footprint, and higher scalability. Now with the newly released enhancements it can also increase developer efficiency, application, and device performance and importantly bring down the software embedded development time significantly.
The Qt Enterprise Embedded solution allows users to make use of the cross-platform C++ native APIs for maximum performance on both User Interfaces as well as non-GUI operations. The advantage of using C++ is that users have complete control over their application code and can easily configure the Qt Enterprise Embedded straight from the source codes into a large variety of supported hardware and operating systems.
The Digia solution also features software stack based on the Android Kernel and selected middleware along with Qt/QML software stack which lead to better and faster software development. The stack contains only the components required in the productized device, resulting in smaller image sizes while keeping valuable development tools available.
The newly released updates enable developers to enjoy the flexibility and simplicity required to quickly convert their prototypes into full-blown production models by creating their own stack using the Yocto Project tooling with an included selection of Qt-optimized recipes. Another update is the availability of the Qt Virtual Keyboard that easily blends with variety of embedded devices, especially those with a touchscreen UI.
A pre-defined Quick Enterprise Controls and a library of pre-defined and customizable UI controls to accelerate UI development are also part of the new updates along with a pre-built software stack that supports several reference platforms providing a pre-built out-of-the-box image via the installer.