Have you ever thought, what if you could make apps for all the major platforms like Web, Android, and iOS by using one programming language🤔?
Well, thanks to Google, you can do that.
Flutter is Google’s UI toolkit for, building beautiful, natively compiled applications for mobile, web, and desktop from a single codebase.
It’s free to use and an open-source framework. Yes, you can use and play with its code and modify it according to your requirements.
Why Flutter is worth trying?
- High speed of development
- Rich in UI
- Native like performance
- Low-Cost App Development
- Plenty of plugins and packages
- An outstanding collection of Flutter’s Widgets
- Dart, the backbone of Flutter
- Community support
- Own rendering engine(Skia)
- Other cool integrations
To get started you just need a Mac or a pc with decent specs with flutter SDK and android studio and you are ready to make your app.
High speed of development
Today is the era of speed, and why not expect it in building apps as well ?. No worries, Flutter got you covered, by its hot reload🔥 feature to build and see your code come to life instantaneously. You can add features and fix those nasty bugs in no time. With Flutter, you will never lose the state of the app on emulators and simulators.
Rich in UI
You can get your users to fall in love with your App, by flutter’s awesome material and Cupertino widgets.
Impress your both, Android and iOS users with a smooth and natural-looking user interface. Flutter developers never say no for any design.
Native like performance
How about differences in different platforms? you may ask🤔.
How will my iOS user feel and react to Android style Material dialog🧐?
Well, Flutter does a great job in incorporating platform differences such as scrolling, icons, fonts, etc. Trust me your users will never be able to guess that the app is not native.
Low-cost app development
As Flutter works on a single codebase, development companies don’t need to hire two different teams working on Android and iOS.
Yes, you guessed it right, this remarkably reduces the cost of development.
Plenty of plugins and packages
With the rise in the number of developers working on Flutter, there are numerous free, and open-source packages available to use.This prevents code repetition and increases the speed of development. Don’t worry, the packages are well written and regularly updated by the authors.
An outstanding collection of Flutter’s Widgets
Flutter has a variety of different widgets that are available with SDK. You can easily implement the features like appbars, buttons, etc by simply passing the parameters. It’s so amazing that you can get an appbar added to your App, with just one line of code🥳.
Dart, the backbone of Flutter
Flutter is powered by Dart, which is another product of google. Dart is stable, robust, and scaleable. Dart can be compiled both AOT(ahead of time) and JIT(just in time), which helps apps in several ways, as using JIT compilation can speed up development and AOT compilation can be used during the release process for better optimization. This technique is used in Flutter app development.
Own rendering engine
Flutter gives smooth animation and motion experience which the help of Skia. Skia is an open-source 2D graphics library that provides common APIs that work across plenty of hardware and software platforms.
Rendering animations in your app is one of the most cited topics of interest while measuring performance. Thanks in part to Flutter’s Skia engine and its ability to quickly create and dispose of widgets, Flutter applications are performant by default, so you only need to avoid common pitfalls to achieve excellent performance
You can easily integrate firebase to store data and authenticate your users. Make custom animations using Rive. Develop awesome games using Flame. Manage the state of your app using Provider, BLOC, or GetX.
Apps made with Flutter
Are you still doubting the potential of Flutter?
How about having a look at some successful apps made using Flutter?
Let’s check them out.
Flutter is used by Google, eBay, BMW, Alibaba, Dream11, Tencent, and many more.
Flutter has powered several Google Assistant apps.
Dream11 is India’s largest sports gaming platform with 100 million-plus users. Dream11 decided to use Flutter to see if they could cut development time. By developing for Android and iOS simultaneously with the intuitive Dart language, Dream11 has been producing new apps quickly with Flutter.
There are numerous product teams at Tencent who share one common vision: to create a beautiful, smooth, connected experience for every user. Tencent has six apps through various parts of their business made in Flutter.
Alibaba, the world’s biggest online commerce company, used Flutter to create a beautiful app experience for iOS and Android on their Xianyu app, which has 200 million-plus users.
Reflectly’s mission was to create a beautifully designed app. The goal was to counter the stress of social media and technology. The team turned to Flutter to create a user-friendly app that worked seamlessly on both iOS and Android.
Yes, your app!🤩, Your own app! It’s possible! I will be very happy to see what you have built using Flutter. I am sure you will do awesome.
I am sure I have convinced you to have a try on Flutter👀. There’s so much more to flutter than what we discussed. Flutter is perfect for MVP.
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