View Full Version : [Qt & QtQuick] pinKey SDK 0.9.8 (Tech Preview) released

6th May 2011, 13:43

I would like to introduce you the pinKey SDK project, released in the 0.9.8 Tech Preview version a couple of days ago. This project, lead by Card Tech srl, aims to provide an Open Source platform over which to develop rich security-oriented applications based on NFC (Near Field Communication) and biometrics core technologies.

The platform is composed by a new operative system, called ODIN OS, and a innovative device, called pinKey Touch.

The application environment used in ODIN OS is based on Qt Framework and Qt Quick technology. Currently it takes advantages on Qt 4.6 with the upgrade to the more powerful Qt 4.7 release with full Qt Quick and Qt Mobility support already scheduled for the near future.

This particular platform can thus be used to build applications specifically conceived for security driven services, such as micro-payments, access control and secure data management.

To demonstrate the platform suitability to this particular application range, we've also developed several demos and examples, based on these services, that are included in the SDK (e.g. vcard exchange, simulation of NFC-based micro-payment, personnel identification with both NFC and biometric readings, password management, etc.).

The pinKey SDK is available for free download from the Card Tech Developers community website at the following address:


On the same website you can find more informations about pinKey SDK, ODIN OS and pinKey Touch reference device:


This is the official announcement;


7th July 2011, 17:13
Today we released the second Tech Preview of pinKey SDK (0.9.8 Tech Preview 2).

You can read the full announcement at:


23rd September 2011, 16:39
Today Card Tech srl released the third tech preview (0.9.8 Tech Preview 3) of our pinKey SDK with its custom operative system, called ODIN OS, now fully based on latest release of Qt (4.7.4) and QtQuick (1.1) technologies.

We also adopt the latest release of Qt SDK (1.1.3) so you can build apps for ODIN OS with the powerful Qt Creator 2.3.

Link to the official release announcement: http://developers.card-tech.it/blog/pinkey-sdk-098-tech-preview-3-now-available/
Link to download: http://developers.card-tech.it/download/