The Qt cross platform application and user interface (UI) development framework has been named as a "recommended development framework" for the NASA International Space Apps Challenge.
Now under the commercial stewardship of Digia, Qt is used by over half a million developers today and can be used to create interactive and platform-independent applications.
The NASA International Space Apps Challenge event embraces collaborative problem solving with a goal of producing relevant open-source solutions to address global needs applicable to both life on Earth and life in space.
The event will be held on April 12th and 13th in nearly 100 locations around the world where participants will be able to choose from more than 40 challenges themed in five categories: Earth Watch, Human Space Flights, Robotics, Asteroids, and Space Technology.
NASA will provide relevant data and other resources to be used in creating solutions while participants will decide which challenge they want to work on, form teams, and fully engage for two days. Virtual participants will also be able to join through an "on boarding session" online where they will be able to find collaborators from local events or among other virtual participants.
The best solutions will be selected for global awards and the winner will be given the opportunity to attend a NASA launch event.