Motor show concept cars have traditionally attracted attention through outrageous body styling, but today’s advanced demonstrators place at least as much emphasis on high-tech gadgetry inside. Recent appearances by leading car brands have impressed audiences with large touch screens that centralise access to everything from cellphone contacts, multimedia content and social media to navigation, parking assistance and graphical vehicle diagnostics.
Many of the latest mid-range cars have now been launched with a graphical centre-console for navigation, communication and diagnostics, while high-end brands are beginning to offer connected-car applications delivering Internet access and value-added services to their customers. Demands for such innovations are coming from several directions, as car buyers expect improved user experiences, legislators mandate systems aimed at improving road safety, and car makers seek to connect more closely with customers through electronic value-added
Beyond the Code – How Designers and Programmers can Work Together to Deliver Successful GUIs for Applications. This whitepaper will explore the requirements of user interface design for software systems and provide hints, tips and suggestions for anyone tasked with developing advanced GUIs and explain how building bridges between designers and programmers is the key to successful implementation.
Building the Internet of Things and How Qt Can Help. The term, Internet of Things (or IoT), is everywhere. For people wanting to impress others, it’s the latest buzzword to include in a conversation in order to be seen as relevant. For many developers, the term is just a more fashionable description of the connected embedded system, however IoT adds additional promises to how these devices need to operate. This whitepaper defines what the requirements are for developing IoT software, compares frameworks and describes the advantages of using Qt to develop your IoT solutions.
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Tuukka Turunen, Director of R&D, Qt, and Mirko Boehm, Economic Advisor and Past President, KDE e.V. explain why commercial models can strengthen open source software communities to deliver real benefits for system designers. In the world of software development the many debates about the benefits of open source versus commercial software continue, with developers, software manufacturers, users and purchasers all putting forward differing opinions and, sometimes, protecting vested interests.