All about ekke’s mobile business apps for Android and iOS, developed using Qt 6.5+
Please take a look at ekke’s blog about Qt 5 development here.
Personal blog and informations can be found at ekkes-corner.
ekke started as a programmer in 1978 (Assembler, COBOL).
ekke’s focus last years is on mobile app development. ekke started mobile dev in 2010 with BlackBerry OS 6/7 (Micro Java), followed by BlackBerry 10 (Cascades UI, Qt 4.8).
As BlackBerry dropped BB10, ekke started 2016 development using Qt 5 (C++, QML and QtQuickControls2 from the beginning), followed by Qt 6 in 2023.
(some of) ekke’s apps
- Outpatient and inpatient care apps
- Electrically operated slatted frames for beds – app helps sales staff adjust the frames with motors (BT LE)
- Clothing retail: Employee time control – using BT LE Beacons to verify location
- Large energy supplier: DropBox-like app to give enterprise employees access to shared network drives, SharePoints… and download files to mobile or upload to server
- Plant Wholesale: some apps with BT LE barcode scanner for barcode checking, receiving, packing lists, goods dispatch, quality control at gardeners, inventory, … Android phones in landscape mode on arm and barcode finger scanner to have hands free to work, picking app with Apple 13″ iPad pro attached to electric trolley
- Time recording on construction sites
- Conference apps, per ex QtWS
ekke – young and now 😉
Since 2020 Qt is working on Qt 6 and now it’s a good time to port all mobile apps from Qt 5 to Qt 6. This is not an easy step, because API was changed, many deprecations, new QML Compiler, new Build System and much more.
This blog here at ekkes-apps.org will talk about the travel from Qt5 to Qt 6. You are new to mobile Apps with Qt ? Then this blog is also for your – I’m always explaining from the beginning. See all the details in the Menus.
- From Qt 5.15 to Qt 6.5
- Move current apps to Qt 5.15.13+, do some refactorings and preparations for Qt 6
- Make all projects run and deploy under Qt 6.5+, using qmake Build System
- Switch to cmake Build System – again make all run and deploy
- Refactor / restructure apps (C++/QML modules, new QML compiler
- Have to rework all my example apps and the conference app
- Expect most things done for Qt 6.6 (end of september 2023)
- Provide documentation HowTo transform Android/iOS apps from Qt 5 to Qt 6.
- Trying to understand how cmake is working 😉
- Find out HowTo get the best from new QML compilers.
- Rework my Eclipse Xtext/Xtend based src generator (Entities, DTOs).
- And most important: motivate other mobile devs to try out Qt 6.
- Help developers to start with Qt for mobile app development.
- There will be some small example apps to learn step by step.
- BT LE example app to scan for devices and communicate
- Also QtWS Conference App as a more complex one.
- Hopefully having stable solutions with Qt 6.6 (end of sep 2023)
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