What is Flutter App Development

Flutter is a free and an open source cross-platform UI framework created by Google and released in May 2017 for building beautiful, native, multi-platform applications from a single codebase. This means that using one programming language and one codebase it is possible to  create two different apps (for iOS and Android).

Advantages of Flutter App Development

Fast Development

Flutter code compiles to ARM or Intel machine code as well as JavaScript, for fast performance on any device. Flutter's hot reload enables you quickly and easily experiment, build UIs, add features, and fix bugs faster.

Less testing

Writing one codebase which covers two apps (android and iOS) results in writing roughly 50% fewer automated tests.

1 codebase, 2 apps

Developers write just one codebase covering both iOS and Android platforms. Flutter has its own widgets and designs, which means you can have the exact same app UI and business login on two platforms.

Same UI on all platforms

By writing single codebase and using same UI widgets - apps on all platforms look and behave exactly the same without additional costs.

Native performance

Flutter uses Dart language which was specifically created for performance. It's compiled directly into native code without any additional "bridges" which results in native performance. Flutter's 2D rendering engine "Skia" guarantees 60fps!

2x faster time to market

Flutter has a feature called "Hot Reload" which allows to build and iterate quickly. Update code and see changes almost instantly, without losing state.

When to choose Flutter app development ?

Cost effective

Flutter app development costs are a lot lower when compared to native mobile app development because of a single codebase.

Startup

It is easy to maintain an app developed with Flutter and also a lot faster to develop and shit your app to customers compared to native development.

Time to market is critical

Single codebase means writing two apps at the same time but 2x faster which results in faster app deployment to app store.

Still not sure if Flutter app development is best for your project ?