As of now we've seen the rise of different mobile systems like React Native, Xamarin and AngularJS that help make it simpler to create these digital experiences. Recently we’ve seen another player enter the game — Google’s Flutter.
Flutter is a free and open source Google mobile UI framework which provides a fast and an expressive way for developers to build native apps on both IOS and Android. Flutter was introduced in May 2017. It uses C, C++, Dart language and developed by Google. Flutter enables a smooth and easy cross-platform mobile app development. You don’t need to develop an iOS and Android app separately. All you need is one codebase for both platforms.
Flutter engineered for high development velocity. Its hot reload feature allows you to change your code and see it come to life in less than a second without losing the state of the app which is amazing. Flutter also has set of customizable widgets, all built from modem reactive framework.
The Flutter’s way of rendering makes the framework really stand out from the crowd and eliminating any worries about the UI consistency on different platforms. In short, sharing the UI and business logic, which is possible with Flutter, saves time, effort and the health of the developer while not affecting the performance of the end product.
The another amazing benefit of Flutter is that it follow platform conventions and interface details such as scrolling, navigation, icons, fonts, etc. That why apps built with Flutter features on both of the APPSTORE and GOOGLE PLAY STORE which means that we can built app for both android and iOs.
Dart is an object-oriented programming language which is used for writing mobile application code for Flutter and which contributes to the efficiency and effectiveness of app development flow. It is a comfortable language and uses a lot of CSS parts as well. Dart uses for generational garbage collection which helps in creating frames for short-lived objects. It also helps to allocate the objects with a single pointer bump to avoid UI junk and shutter.
Flutter makes the process more flexible and versatile without adding to the workload. Shared element transitions, shape/color/shadow manipulations, clipping, transformations – Flutter allows you to perform all of these effortlessly.
When using flutter, you can get complete IOS experience or Android Experience. So they are reducing the Third parties.
In flutter, there is a feature of Hot Reload which allows you refresh the code what you need to do is just hit a refresh and your codes also refresh. This is the cool feature which saves your time.
In flutter everything is a widget. AnimationBuilder, FutureBuilder, StreamBuilder,…Once you understand them you have no limit. A button can use as a screen, a full page used as a button with animation and transformation.
If you need an MVP (Minimum Viable Product) for your app to show it to your investors then Flutter will be perfect, especially if you have little time.
Basically, Flutter is the quickest way to deliver a well-performing cross-platform mobile application. It is much faster than native. So choosing flutter is the best option one can opt for.
The value of using Flutter is easily apparent and highly attractive, because it alleviates many of the pain points faced by startups trying to release to multiple platforms; especially when dealing with limited time and budget to get the software product to market.