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Pros of Kivy
Pros of Qt
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    High Performance
  • 9
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    Declarative, easy and flexible UI
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    Cross platform
  • 6
    Up to date framework
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    Easiest integration with C++
  • 6
    Fast prototyping
  • 4
    Safe 2D Renderer
  • 4
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    Great Community Support
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    HW Accelerated UI
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    Multiple license including Open Source and Commercial
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    JIT and QML Compiler
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    Game Engine like UI system
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    From high to low level coding
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    Great mobile support with Felgo add-on
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    True cross-platform framework with native code compile
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    Been using it since the 90s - runs anywhere does it all
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    Easy Integrating to DX and OpenGL and Vulkan

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Cons of Kivy
Cons of Qt
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    Same function but different name for different widgets
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    C++ is not so productive
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    Lack of libraries
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    Not detailed documentation
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    Lack of community support

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What is Kivy?

It is an open source Python library for rapid development of applications that make use of innovative user interfaces, such as multi-touch apps. It runs on Linux, Windows, OS X, Android, iOS, and Raspberry Pi. You can run the same code on all supported platforms.

What is Qt?

Qt, a leading cross-platform application and UI framework. With Qt, you can develop applications once and deploy to leading desktop, embedded & mobile targets.

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