Mobile Development

Qt supports development and deployment of mobile applications.

The following pages contain information about setting up Qt Creator and how to get started with the mobile platforms:

Android

There is support for Android development in Qt 6. With Qt Creator, you can connect to devices, develop, test, and package Android applications.

DistributionArchitectureCompilerNotes
Android 6.0 or later (API level 23 or higher)armv7a, x86, arm64-v8, and x86_64Clang 9.0.8 (NDK r21) and Clang 8.0.7 (NDK r20b) as provided by Google, MinGW 8.1

Apple Platforms - iOS, tvOS, and watchOS

There is support for various Apple mobile devices such as iPad, iPhone, Apple TV, and Apple Watch. Qt Creator supplements Xcode for development and deployment.

Target PlatformArchitectureBuild EnvironmentNotes
iOS 13, iOS 14armv8 (arm64)Xcode 12 (iOS 14 SDK)

Tools for Mobile Development

Qt Creator is the IDE for Qt development. Qt Creator creates project files, test and debug code, and connects to mobile devices. For Android, Qt Creator can sign and package APK files, ready for publishing to Google Play. Xcode is necessary for development on Apple platforms and Qt Creator can create project files and connect to Apple devices for testing.

Design Tools for Mobile

Design tools aid UI development by allowing designers to create layouts and animation that can be converted into Qt compatible formats. 2D and 3D assets created from design software can be integrated into Qt applications.