It has become an absolute necessity to provide customers with a seamless digital experience regardless of their device or operating system. Due to this, selecting a mobile technology has become one of the critical choices for enterprises these days. Brands that fail to provide user friendly digital experience risk falling behind in the competition.
The challenge lies in cross platform development. Many times despite the best efforts of a developer, the user experience might not be as good as that of native apps. Although there are various frameworks such as React native, Xamarin and Angular JS to make it easier, there is a new player in the game - Google’s Flutter!
At its core, Flutter might look like a mixture of various Google technologies and concepts but it is an incredibly powerful mobile framework.
Flutter is based on Dart, Google’s in-house programming language which gives it access to the Skia graphics library used by Chrome.
Here are a few reasons why Flutter has emerged to be the Godfather of all mobile app development technologies!
Flutter has overcome the traditional limitations of cross platform approach
Creating a truly cross platform approach has long been the cause of distress for tech consultants tired of having to make multiple versions of the same product.
A Flutter app overcomes many of the normal challenges that come with cross-platform approaches.
Developers’ Productivity is Increased Ten-Fold
The increase in productivity comes from Flutter’s “hot reload”.
It allows developers to see changes they make to the state of an app in less than a second and changes to app structure in less than 10 seconds. They can see the modifications as soon as they save.
Development time is reduced by 30-40%.
It means reduction in time-to-market. Therefore, you can launch the mobile application in a short time period.
Frontend and Backend with a Single Code
Android coding has separate files for Frontend which are referenced by backend, whereas Flutter uses a single language called Dart that does both the job and uses a reactive framework.
Dart has been created on a lot of most popular features of other languages without losing familiarity of Java and other similar languages. It was built keeping in mind the developers’ ease and thus makes a lot of common tasks much easier.
Out of the Box Design Experience
Flutter team’s careful implementation of Material Design specification has made it easy to create powerful UI experiences that are out of the box. It helps provide a smooth experience that is usually achieved only with native app development.
Flutter has widgets that employ the Human Interface Design specifications for iOS, enabling you to get the native “feel” on iPhone and iPad as well.
Thus, you can provide your users with an amazing UI experience along with no compromise on the native feel of the mobile application.
Exclusive Catalog of Open Source Packages
Availability of large set of open source packages not only makes the process of developing mobile apps faster but also makes complicated tasks much easier. The package library is growing at a furious rate every day, all thanks to an increasing number of developers contributing to Flutter.
Everything’s a Widget
In Flutter everything, every feature is a widget. It is easy to wrap one widget in another to provide an amazing user experience to your audience irrespective of the platform or OS they are using. One more amazing reason to opt for flutter!
We all know a happy customer means a loyal customer for your business and additional word of mouth publicity too!
Animations are easier using 2Dimensions Flare
Flare, an amazing online tool, introduced during Flutter live 2018 can be used to create extraordinary UI or animations with ease.
The gap between UI designer and developer is reduced, also reducing the required time to apply UI or animation related changes.
Flutter on Desktop and Web
Flutter team stunned everyone by the revelation that prototype apps built with Flutter are working in a web browser. The top secret project “Hummingbird” was also unveiled during Flutter live.
Soon, the same code can be used to create apps for mobile, desktop and web with simplicity.
It Updates Quickly
Flutter’s hot reload means when teams are working on a project together, developers can see the changes they have made to the code right away. Flutter app development eases collaboration as developers and designers can instantly check if their new features work.
Bugs can be quickly fixed and developers can play around by trying to implement new features. This might not seem much important generally, but in the case of native development you can view changes after a few minutes.
Flutter Works with Google’s New Operating System - Fuchsia
Tech experts believe that Fuchsia will be “heart” of millions of IoT devices as it will be usable on low-powered devices. Others are giving importance to its upcoming role with AR and VR. Finally though, Fuchsia is being built to be Google’s operating system used across all kinds of devices. It will also bank on Flutter.
Easy to Get Started
Flutter doesn’t need powerful computers so there’s no need to worry about any operating system being able to handle it.
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