On May 22nd of this year, our now-client David approached us with a list of features he wanted to see in his app, ranging from native app support to cross-platform and extreme flexibility.
David was searching for a platform that includes all three of these features.
In exchange, we provided him with the ultimate recommendation of the Flutter platform. Flutter offers everything our client was looking for as it can create six distinct platforms simultaneously and is also highly adaptable.
There were a million reasons we chose Flutter to begin the app development process, but when David laid out his requirements, we knew exactly what we had to do. At that very moment, we pitched him on creating his application on Flutter.
Before we take you on a ride through how and why we started the app-making process with flutter, let’s first define Flutter.
In 2017, Google launched this new-age framework, a UI toolkit for building Android, web, and desktop startup apps from a single code base; it is clear that the platform has more advanced features and is more flexible with today’s technologies. It is one of the platforms we enjoy developing apps; aside from its feature set, it creates cross-platform mobile applications that are appeasable across multiple platforms.
Flutter, in a nutshell, is the best gift to the developer community. With all of the features and functionality to single coding and so on on a single framework, using flutter is still a surreal experience. As smooth and simple Flutter is, the only thing, we can say as an app development company is that it is so neat and proper that it does wonders without requiring many takes.
Features of Flutter:
- One-stop Shop
In general, using frameworks is time-consuming and exhausting due to the use of different platforms for different frameworks; however, in the case of Flutter, all of these things have been made simple and easy, as it provides an all-in-one solution by providing a single process of development, deployment, and change management, which means that if any bugs are discovered during the process, they will be automatically fixed.
- Widget library
With a widget library, you can say goodbye to stutter-free performance. The framework provides an extensive widget library, allowing the application to be as customised as the team tries to make it using its competent and complex widgets. When the feature is injected into the library, the user performance is kept in mind, resulting in a highly acceptable application in the user base.
- Hot Reload
With the Hot reload feature, developers can see the changes they have made with codes in seconds, whereas in the case of others, the changes take some time to happen, but with the help of this super handy feature, the changes can be seen in sub-second. So seeing that on a larger scale saves money, time, and a lot of effort.
- Native performance
Flutter contributes to a smoother and simpler native app experience by providing compelling UIs based on geographical areas. So, when developing an app for internal use or a native app experience, Flutter allows you to build and modify applications based on the language and considers all minor requirements to ensure a wholesome experience.
- Rendering engine
Flutter is a single platform that provides developers with more than they expected; the framework has so much to offer that no one has comparable offers in their platforms, as there are none. The framework is already quite powerful thanks to the high-performance cross-platform rendering engine. The framework renders itself using Skia.
Being renowned for its adaptability, Flutter is an excellent framework for startups, as it gives good value for money through proper investment and a clear vision. Flutter works wonders with the application, so it’s easy to say that Flutter is a startup blessing. From cross-platform accessibility to adaptivity to native platforms, the framework is unique in its class.
Reasons to Follow Flutter:
Flutter includes everything you need to create a successful app, from startup checklists to developer to-do lists. Here are some of the reasons why Flutter is becoming increasingly popular in the market.
- Spot on Cross-platform Operations:
Unlike other platforms, Flutter can be used on multiple platforms such as Android, Windows, macOS, and Linux, making it straightforward to develop a bespoke platform embedder. All of this can be done for free. As it is a cross-platform framework, programmers can write code once and resume it on multiple platforms. This saves a significant amount of time and effort in rewriting code for different platforms.
- Dart: As a Programming language
Considered one of the most smooth coding languages, the most significant advantage of a dart is its very flexible programming language that can run anywhere without any limitations. As a result, scripts that work on Android can be run on iOS without modification. Apart from this, the most significant advantage of using Dart as a coding language is that it provides everything in one platform, from static typing to error detection and providing null safety, allowing apps to be less likely to crash.
- Customizable Widgets
Making the user experience more personalised, flutter has custom widgets in the feature list. With the help of the feature, the developer’s designing process becomes super simple as it creates UI faster and more efficiently. The developer needs to make a UI element once, and it will automatically adapt to different resolutions, screens, and platforms.
- Accelerate the market launch.
In comparison to other frameworks, Flutter has a faster function list. Flutter delivers the same work at a much lower cost and manpower requirement, ideal for small or startup businesses. Large corporations can always take advantage of this low-cost and low-budget platform, and Flutter delivers the app on boost. All of this is possible due to the developer not needing to write code for each platform separately.
- Personal Rendering Engine
As the framework must be powerful enough to support a rendering engine in the first place. The best part about using this framework is there is so much that can be done with it that other frameworks cannot, making it one of a kind with providing the best user experience possible. In a nutshell, this acts as an automatic UI adjuster, allowing the framework to adjust the UI to transfer it to the platform without requiring any effort.
It is safe to say that Flutter is a game-changer in the framework world; with its ease of use and adaptability to new technologies, it is quickly becoming a developer community favourite. Flutter is one such framework that is adapting smoothly and meeting user expectations as new technologies emerge. Flutter is a one-stop-shop for everything from owning a rendering engine to accepting a cross-platform framework.
They say go with the flow; we say go with the flutter.