The talk-of-the-town framework, Flutter, is all set to change the game of app development with its recently released version, Flutter 1.17. The competition in the field of mobile app development is rising exponentially, and there is a constant increase in the popularity of cross-platform mobile app frameworks. Amongst the many, like Xamarin, ReactNative, Cordova, Flutter outshines all of them. The framework has received 92.1K stars, 12.4K Forks, and 18760 commits on GitHub while we are writing this. This blog shares insight about, “What is Flutter,” “How does it help in developing cross-platform apps?”, “Why choose flutter for app development” and many more. To get the details about the latest version 1.17 update. For Flutter insights, keep scrolling down.
Flutter entered in the race of cross-platform app development frameworks in the year 2017, but, within no time, it gained popularity and topped the competition. Flutter is Google’s mobile app development SDK, which assists developers in building apps for mobile, desktop, and web using the same codebase. It uses Dart as a programming language, using which the developer can write code only once and use it across various platforms.
During the early days, Flutter was known as “Sky” and was used only for Android app development. But with every passing year, Google planned to keep releasing its stable version for app development. And as of today, Flutter version 1.17 is available with Dart version 2.8.
The developers who miss building native apps have loved the approach of Flutter. The reason being, it completely blends the native app quality and flexibility of cross-platform apps. The look and feel of the app built using the Flutter framework are almost similar to that of native apps.
The flutter app development companies like us, encounter each day with lots of queries regarding Flutter app development from the startups and companies that have,
1. Less time and budget for app development;
2. Wish to develop apps for two-platform at the cost of one;
3. When they can not spend time and money behind native app development;
4. Also, who have already built apps using other cross-platform frameworks but failed;
Flutter is a complete SDK that helps developers in creating fantastic UI to meet the demanding rise of applications. The latest version of the framework entirely focuses on performance improvement, extends its support to Metal and Material Widgets.
It is possible to achieve high fps of around 60-120 fps using C++ in Flutter’s core. The programming language Dart uses the Skia C++ graphics engine that comprises all the protocols, compositions, and channels. Additionally, there is minimal interaction required with the Operating System’s components. Hence, developers don’t have to make a bridge for communication.