What You Need to Know about Google’s Flutter?
Flutter has created a lot of buzz in recent times given that it has been released by Google and it is a toolkit that helps with native development in both iOS and Android! Since it is open source, there is a lot of developer interest in it and given its high-speed programming capability, it has become an instant hit with people involved in both iOS and android application development. Given that it is still in its nascent stages, the fact that Flutter is so popular and is being heavily used is testament to its capabilities and it is poised as a direct competitor to React Native.
Flexibility, support for both Android and iOS, native ARM code, portable GPU, insertion into WebView, support for an extensive list of IDEs, hot reload, app localization – these are some of the features of Flutter that make it a strong contender to React Native. Code reusability, embedding options and the support from Google’s Firebase are additional points in favour of this powerful SDK.
Let’s take a brief look at Flutter and why it has created a lot of interest among the developer community in this blog.
#1: Rapid Development
This is the major attraction of Flutter apart from the fact that it caters to both Android and iOS development. Android and iOS developers are flocking to Flutter for its rich UI, easy building capability and customizable widgets. In fact, building a native API in such quick time with rich features and with quick reload is Flutter’s USP. Not only that, Flutter helps you build a modern and reactive UI framework which help you do away with the typical UI annoyances. It is easy to build a feature rich and animated UI with Flutter without much ado.
#2: UI Flexibility
Flutter comes with rich customization scope and such UI flexibility and feature rich SDKs are always a hit with Android and iOS developers. With Flutter, one can develop apps that have seamless UIs and are responsive. Material design can be used in both android application development and iOS and Cupertino is available specifically for iOS apps. With Flutter, you can get a feature rich UI with minimal coding, less time and ensure that navigation and user experience are pretty good too. Now, isn’t that something you would like when developing your app?
#3: Easier cross platform app development
We’ve been raving about how Flutter facilitates easy and quick development and how it can be used for developing both iOS and android application development. This also means that it is easier to go ahead with cross platform app development with the SDK. Also, you can reuse existing code from your Java, Objective C and Swift codes and make use of the native features of Android and iOS as well. The learning curve for Flutter is soft and thus it is easy for Android and iOS developers to ramp up application development with Flutter.
#4: High Quality and performance
Given the feature rich UI that one can build with Flutter, it is no surprise that the user experience is unparalleled with apps built using the SDK. Flutter enables a GPU renderer with a native ARM code capability which ensures that the user experience is great and that the app is very fast. Flutter comes with a hot reload feature which enables quick building and easier bug fixing. This ensures better quality with easier debugging and building.
Given all these rich features, it is no wonder that Flutter has become so popular within no time! If you are an Android or iOS developer, you must be raring to dive into this feature SDK and begin your app development. Quick development, ease of coding, better performance and cross platform capability – what is not there to like in Flutter?