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Apps built on Flutter are not merely near native, rather truly native. Flutter has built its own native UI components which are the building blocks of the application. Oh! Flutter controls each and every pixel of your screen. The apps look like they truly belong to the OS. Flutter also delivers stunning 60fps animations without any performance degrades.
Why Flutter and Why Only Flutter?
- Open source
- Single code base : Enables using the same code for both iOS and Android thus reducing the team size and improving development time
- Native speed : Apps developed using flutter have almost matched or sometimes even equaled the performance of natively built apps
- Faster development and debugging with stateful hot reloading : Develop and preview the changes live. Go back to the board; make necessary corrections and come back to see the changes in the app. This hugely improves the development time making life much easier for developers.
- Reactive programming : Follows unidirectional data flow handling data asynchronously
- Powerful UI capabilities : Flutter draws its own UI components from scratch. Offers Material Design widgets and Cupertino iOS widgets for awesome designs on Android & iOS
- Backward compatibility : Apps render and appear almost the same across older devices.
- Reuse Existing Code : You can call and reuse existing code written in Java, Kotlin, Swift and Objective-C in flutter apps
- Third party plugins : Although lesser compared to React Native, the numbers are fast catching up with tremendous community support taking it to more than 3,500 plugins built for various functionalities.
- Documentation : Precise and clear structuring of the documentation makes it easy to learn, setup and start developing in Flutter for developers.
Even though Flutter comparatively seems to be the new kid on the block, it’s definitely gonna give React Native a run for its money. Being backed by Google and the fact that bid brands like Alibaba, Groupon, Phillips Hue & Tencent have already adopted flutter, speaks volumes about their confidence in the platform and its ability. With the announcement of Google working on the Hummingbird project to take Flutter to the web, reusing parts of the same code base makes things even more exciting. When Google’s dark horse Fuchsia comes to the limelight and takes shape, definitely Flutter is going to get a greater push and adoption. It’s time to start FLUTTERing now.
Are you a startup testing waters and want your product idea to reach the market quickly on both iOS and Android? Go Flutter… Reach out to us @ firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss about your ideas and turn them into reality.