Google Flutter: How is it Beneficial for Building Cross-platform Mobile Apps

By Shiva Gaur | December 18, 2018 | 612 Views

Every day we get to know about new technologies that challenge us with their innovative approaches. These new technologies are not only setting bars for developers in terms of being more efficient but also changing the way users understand and channel it. User expectations are growing whether it is about the design of an application meant for Android or iOS, its usage, functionality or features. Meeting these expectations and delivering such features require developers to work in a way that the quality and performance of the app stay intact or even goes better.   

It can easily be done using Google Flutter. It is an Open source UI framework that lets developers build applications for both Android and iOS. Flutter not only saves you time and efficiency but also allow you to develop high-performing feature-packed apps. Flutter uses a single codebase or interface for developing applications on multiple platforms. The codebase is compiled with native arm code and uses the Graphic Processing Unit. Flutter can also access multiple APIs and services.

Flutter has the ability to develop features like navigation, scrolling, and fonts designed for specific platforms. The best part of using Flutter is that whether you are a native developer or an experienced one, you can easily use this framework to build fast and modern applications with new UI designs.

Flutter has become extremely popular on GitHub and has gathered a lot of stars. You can see from the graph:

Let us discuss the various advantages that Flutter gives to the developers while building applications.

Fast Development Process

Flutter is a modern reactive framework that makes the coding faster and allows the building of a customizable set of widgets. Flutter integrates with popular development tools that provides you the flexibility to work with the techniques you like.

Freedom to Customization

The most interesting thing about using Flutter is that it allows customization of application even if it is complete and running. Developers can change or customize the animation, gestures, design, layout or anything related to the application.

Less Code

Flutter uses Dart programming language. It resembles react native in its functionality and usage. Flutter does not require JavaScript bridge due to which apps startup time and overall performance of the app improves. Dart makes use of JIT compilation that helps in enhancing the workflow by hot reloading capability that refreshes the UI during the development of the app.

Impressive Interfaces

Every application is initially judged by its appearance. Flutter helps to create natural looking and highly responsive apps that not only makes the interface impressive but also allow users to make the most out of it. In order to make responsive designs, Flutter uses Cupertino for iOS and Material Design for Android. These processes help developers to use less coding and build user-friendly apps.

Reactive Framework

Flutter uses layouts that help in building unique UI. The APIs of multiple platforms are flexible and allow developers to show some creativity with animations. Flutter is extremely easy to use and give various opportunities to the developers to show their skill set and creativity, thereby enhancing productivity. Developers can also choose layouts from the rich library provided by Flutter.

Access to Native Features

Certain platform-specific functions such as geolocation and camera require access to native features. To implement these features native languages are required. Here Flutter plays a major role. It allows developers to reuse existing Swift, Objective-C, Java code to access native features on Android and iOS.

What is the Reason behind the Success of Flutter Cross-platform Development?

Google provides a development kit that allows developers to build 2D mobile apps. The kit can also be used to develop full-featured apps that support storage, geolocation, cameras, and more. In order to give impressive branded designs and layout, Flutter is the most suitable framework for developing cross-platform custom-build applications.

The Final Word

If you too are planning to develop a cross-platform application that is app suitable for both Android and iOS, you can use Flutter without even giving it a second thought. If your organization does not have the expertize to make the most out of Flutter, you can simply hire a software development company that can help you avail all the benefits of Flutter. So, start creating feature-rich applications for your users and fulfill their expectations in no time.

About the author

Shiva Gaur

She is an expert in creating technical content and turning website visitors into potential leads through her unique research and development skills. She believes in ‘Simplicity of Words’ and use them as her powerful tools in the field of Digital Marketing. As a learner, she seeks opportunities that can help groom her skills as well as the brand associated with her. In her free time, she loves to travel offbeat destinations and explore new trends.

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