SDK Overview

The QNX SDK for HTML5 provides a framework for developing and executing web-compatible applications, specifically using such technologies as HTML5, CSS3, JNext. Using Apache Cordova, you can create and package HTML5 applications for a target device.

To install the latest HTML5 development environment, download the archive from the QNX Download Center and follow the instructions given in the accompanying installation note and in the README.

Apache Cordova

Apache Cordova is a framework for application development that allows you to use common web technologies, primarily HTML5, JavaScript, and CSS, to create applications for mobile devices. Using Cordova, you can:

Since the user interface for your application doesn't have to be created using HTML5, you can use other HMI technologies, such as Qt (a lighter-weight comprehensive framework) and OpenGL (for 2D and 3D graphics on embedded systems).

A non-HTML5 environment may be appropriate if you prefer a different HMI tool, if you have legacy assets in other tooling frameworks, or if a system is being built without the need for extensibility.