Trolltech starts grant program for Open Source mobile development
Posted on 26-Jun-2007 21:17
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Trolltech has announced a Qtopia Greenphone Grant Program, providing approved open source developers who wish to experiment creating or enhancing applications for mobile devices with access to a complimentary Qtopia Greenphone and Qtopia SDK.
Qtopia Greenphone is a Linux mobile development device aiming to bring to mobile phones the customisation and choice usually found on PCs.
A limited number of devices have been set aside for the Qtopia Greenphone Grant Program. In order to select applicants from the pool of expected entries, Trolltech asks entrants to describe the application they would like to develop. Entries will be considered based on the functionality, practical uses and originality of the described application.
Entries are being accepted now until 7th August 2007 or until the devices set aside for the Grant Program are fully distributed.
“Qtopia Greenphone is the first open mobile phone of its kind,” commented David Bialer, Trolltech’s ecosystem director. “We really encourage open source developers to experiment and use their talents to create innovative applications by participating in the Grant Program.”