Table of Contents:
Building The Future of Freelance Software / slashdev.io
Flutter App Development/
- What is Flutter?
- Every Good Thing About Flutter
- The Flutter Community
- Flutter at Slashdev
- In a Nutshell
Ever-evolving innovations characterize the technological landscape. Many technologies come and go, and since mobile app development is a rapidly growing industry, we’d create a blog post about a rising technology—Flutter.
What is Flutter?
Google launched Flutter in 2015 as a beta version, and in December 2018, it was released to the public. Since then, thousands upon thousands of Flutter apps have been released to the public. Our team at Slashdev realized the possibilities in this framework, and in this post, we’ll give a brief overview of what Flutter is and why it’s worth your time to learn and work in it.
Now, let’s jump right to the point and get down to business!
Flutter is a cross-platform development framework that may create applications for mobile devices, the web, and desktop computers. It is an open-source project led by Google. Flutter’s central concept is that it can be used to build native mobile apps for iOS and Android with a single source code and a single programming language. Even though it is compatible with Linux, Windows, etc., the Slashdev team mainly uses it to create apps for Android and iOS.
Since only one codebase is needed to design an app for two or more distinct mobile platforms, this “native-like” app is a sufficient substitute for the experience you get from the actual native-built applications.
It’s time to get a little more technical now that we’ve defined and clarified what Flutter is!
Flutter is a software development kit (SDK) framework in one (UI Library based on widgets). Using these widgets, programmers may construct the whole user interface. Widgets such as sliders, buttons, and text inputs are already built and ready to be used. In fact, programmers can make their widgets if they see fit.
Let’s quickly define our terms so we’re all on the same page.
A library is a collection of code that can be integrated into your program and repeatedly used to accomplish a particular task.
A framework is a set of guidelines for designing and constructing software. It’s a collection of resources you may use as a springboard for your app’s development; from there, you’ll need to add your custom code to finish the framework and get the required results.
A software development kit (SDK) is a more comprehensive collection of resources for creating software. It typically consists of libraries, documentation, application programming interfaces (APIs), and frameworks. It’s true that many development tools need more essential components for creating cross-platform apps, but not Flutter.
Every Good Thing About Flutter
1. It is more efficient.
Cross-platform app development is made possible with Flutter. This entails reusing existing code when developing apps for many platforms (in our case, for iOS and Android). This reduces the amount of time needed to create the app. Furthermore, and perhaps most critically, this allows for simultaneous app launches.
The hot reload tool is already built into Flutter and doesn’t need any extra software. It lets you see changes to code as they happen in real-time. Imagine that you are running a program, and you get an error. In Flutter, you can fix it immediately and pick up where you left off, so you don’t have to start from scratch. Hot reload makes programmers more productive, helps with quick iterations, and lets you try things out without waiting for a long time.
2. Lower production costs.
Using the same code results in lower expenses for the client, which means that not only will the app be released onto the market sooner, but it will also be produced at a lower cost as compared to the production of a truly native application.
3. High performance
The performance of an app can be evaluated in various ways, such as by monitoring its CPU use, number of requests per second, average response time, number of frames per second, and so on. The Flutter team guarantees a consistent frame rate of 60 fps (or 120 fps for devices capable of 120Hz updates), the standard at which current screens render a smooth image.
4. Open-source software.
Flutter is open-source, which means it can be used, updated, and redistributed by anybody without cost. A sizable community of developers is working on it, and the documentation is comprehensive and accessible.
And this leads us to our next point.
The Flutter Community
Flutter is used by top companies all around the world. See above for some of the top brands using Flutter to power their apps. Flutter’s quickly expanding community is one of its most significant features because it is always creating new libraries and improving the system as a whole. Google’s role as the framework’s architect and primary backer makes this a reality.
This is excellent whether you are new to Flutter and want to learn more about it, or if you are an experienced Flutter user who wants to stay abreast of the latest developments in the Flutter community.
Flutter at Slashdev
We at slashdev have integrated Flutter into our mobile app development workflow. We started out as primarily a native app development company, but have since shifted to using Flutter for the vast majority of our app development efforts.
The first is our Design and Development team, who use the Minimum Viable Product (MVP) methodology to implement your business’s ideas and concepts in a way that generates revenue and provides a positive user experience.
Second, we are enhancing your Flutter-based app with new functions, and third, we are checking for bugs and providing long-term support.
In a Nutshell
We are confident that Flutter is a worthy competitor to the more established frameworks and that the market share of Flutter mobile apps and online and desktop solutions will continue to expand.
Hopefully, this post taught you everything you needed to know about Flutter. Give us some feedback on the cutting-edge tech topics that would interest you.