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The rate at which Flutter is growing on both market and features front, it has become the number one choice of the developers as well as app development companies without any second thought. Why so? Because merely in the span of 3 years, it has proven its versatility and approachability n-number of times.
Google-backed Flutter is one of the most popular cross-platform frameworks that has made mobile development much easier for developers. Google Ads, Alibaba, Hamilton Musical, eBay, Tencent and Reflectly are some of the leading enterprises that have embraced flutter to make beautiful apps in record time.
According to a survey by Stackoverflow, Flutter is the third most loved frameworks, libraries and tools followed by .Net Core and Torch/PyTorch.
Wondering why you should even bother to try Flutter for your next project? We are here to put a full stop to your dilemma.
In this post, I have shared an overview and a few solid reasons (after researching and eating the brains of my developer friends) to state that Flutter mobile app development makes your solution future-proof.
Altogether you will get a view of why Flutter is the best cross-platform solution available out there. So let’s begin without any further ado.
An overview of Flutter
Flutter is a solution that is lighter on your pockets and the best framework to build native apps.
Flutter is Google’s mobile app SDK (software development kit) that comes packed with a framework, widgets and tools to give a helping hand to developers in developing and deploying visually attractive, fast mobile apps.
With Flutter, you don’t need to develop an Android and iOS app separately; Just a single codebase for both platforms.
What’s more in the store? Well, flutter:
- Is a free and open source framework.
- Is based on the Google programming language called Dart; a fast, object-oriented programming language.
- reuses the same code base for both iOS and Android apps which saves both time and resources.
- Lets you build quality-rich native interfaces that work on cross-platforms.
- Comes with its own set of widgets that are fast, customizable and pretty.
- Is free to use and offers extensive documentation and community support to help out with any sort of issue.
- Is very easy to learn and use. Even if you are new to it, it would hardly take you a week or two to get a hold of it.
Why choose Flutter for your next app development project?
Flutter is not like your regular cross-platform app development framework – It is awesome and impressive!
Let’s take a closer look at what makes Flutter app development better than other cross-platform frameworks and should be a tech stack for your next app.
- Faster code writing with Hot Reload
Flutter offers a faster & more dynamic development environment. You can easily experiment, build UI, add features, fix bugs and debug apps in real-time. The changes made in coding are reflected instantly and can be seen straight away in the app. Hence, you need not save the file to view the effects of the final adjustments.
All this is made possible thanks to Flutter’s revolutionary Hot Reload feature.
- Single codebase for all platforms
Flutter is a single codebase development framework. Developers need to write just one codebase – covering Android, iOS, desktop and web. For companies who are just taking off to the digital space & wish to save both time and efforts – Flutter can be a changemaker.
- Less testing
If you have the same app for multiple platforms, it means less testing! The Q/A will be faster as the specialists would actually have only one app to check. However, in case your apps have some variations, they need to be tested on individual platforms.
- Intuitive & rich user experience with its own rendering engine
Flutter is known to provide a rich, intuitive user experience and high performance. It comes with a wide range of built-in widgets, such as Material Design (Android) and Cupertino (iOS flavor), animation & motion, interactive models and so on.
Furthermore, Flutter has its own rendering engine. This way you don’t need to adjust the UI while transferring it to the other platforms. With a rendering engine, the developers can even customize the apps at their convenience.
These are some of the strong reasons why you should consider Flutter for your next project.
If you are a newbie who is planning to build your startup app without burning a hole in your pocket, you should try Flutter; The best cross-platform app development framework.
Compared to other alternatives available, Flutter poses minimal risks to a business. The aforementioned are some of the practical insights, from the IT companies’ and developers’ point of view, that will help you make a final call without any second thoughts.
We believe that it’s just a matter of time when Flutter will be the ultimate cross-platform UI framework utilised by the leading mobile app development companies.
Rest, for your next app development project, get in touch with us!