PALO ALTO, Calif. - April 25 2005
Trolltech Expands Industry Leadership Role with New Site Devoted to Promoting Software Development for the Qtopia/Embedded Linux Platform
Trolltech®, provider of leading technologies for Linux and cross-platform software development, today announced the launch of Qtopia.net, a new community Web site devoted to Qtopia®, the company's market-leading development software for Linux-based devices. Qtopia.net is designed to be a central resource for the growing ecosystem of Qtopia customers, developers and users, providing comprehensive technical information, the latest downloads and a forum for knowledge sharing. Qtopia.net is available on the Web at http://qtopia.net.
"Qtopia's position as the standard development environment for embedded Linux devices is becoming more established every day," said Haavard Nord, Trolltech CEO. "The open source community has a strong interest in creating third-party applications built on Qtopia, and Qtopia.net is designed to encourage and support this work by increasing information accessibility. By the same token, Qtopia.net will be an important resource for commercial Qtopia developers and customers, such as device designers and OEMs."
Qtopia.net provides easy access to a wide range of information about Qtopia software, related third-party software and Trolltech partners. Qtopia tutorials, Web forums and the latest Qtopia news are available. In addition, users can get access to both GPL and commercial Qtopia downloads, a special, PDA-specific version of Qtopia and Zaurus ROM images.
Trolltech's award-winning Qtopia software is a complete, customizable development environment and user interface for mobile phones and personal digital assistants. Qtopia lets manufacturers and service providers cost-effectively develop Linux-based devices while maintaining complete control of branding and user interface design. It extends the flexibility and cost-savings benefits of Linux to the mobile market, serving as an alternative to proprietary software platforms such as Windows Mobile and Symbian. Today over 50 leading vendors are designing, building or shipping devices based on Qtopia and related Trolltech software for embedded Linux.
Trolltech® is a world leader in delivering tools, components, and libraries for C++ developers across all major operating systems. Trolltech products constitute a leading open source application development framework and are an integral part of the Linux desktop. Trolltech also develops innovative UI platforms that enable key players to adopt Linux for mobile devices.
Trolltech creates two product lines: Qt® and Qtopia®. Qt is a complete C++ application development framework, which includes a class library and tools for cross-platform development and internationalization. Qtopia is the first comprehensive application platform built for embedded Linux, and is used on numerous Linux-based PDAs and mobile phones.
Trolltech is a second generation open source company with a dual licensing business model and provides development software to some of the largest companies in the world including Intel, IBM, Motorola, and Sharp, among thousands more. Trolltech is headquartered in Oslo, Norway, with offices in Brisbane, Australia, and Palo Alto, California. More about Trolltech can be found at http://www.trolltech.com.
For further information, please contact:
Tonje Sund, Trolltech
+47 21 60 48 78
Lisa Sheeran, Sheeran/Jager Communication
Marie Reysset / Ben Shi, Ruder Finn Asia
+ 126.96.36.199.73.21 ext 618/611