10 Reasons Why We Love Flutter – and Why You’ll Love It Too

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Since the release 2018 of Flutters stable version, a real hype started. To this day, its community keeps on increasing – our 10 reasons tell you why.

10 Reasons Why We Love Flutter – and Why You’ll Love It Too

Back in 2017, Google launched Flutter – an open source UI software development kit. However, the real hype started with the release of its stable version in 2018. To this day, its community keeps on increasing.

Flutter is a real game-changer on the cross-platform mobile frameworks market and many consider it an attractive alternative to React Native. According to Google’s promise, the goal of Flutter is to “build beautiful native apps on iOS and Android from a single codebase”.

It’s based on Dart, Google’s in-house programming language. Dart has been built on a lot of the most popular features of other similar languages, like Java, JavaScript, C++, and C#.

All in all, Flutter is modern, easy to use, and has a lot to offer. So, is the hype justified?

We think it is and here’s why:

1) One Codebase to Rule Them All

The best part about cross-platform development is that you don’t have to make two separate apps for iOS and Android. With Flutter, you just need to maintain a single database and all the changes will be visible on both platforms! This saves both time and resources.

 

2) Rapid Hot Reload

For all of those who have the hots for maximum productivity, Flutter is the way to go. Its feature, called Hot Reload, quickly reloads the UI of your app and enables you to see instant results of any changes made in the code.  Just sit back and watch your app come to life in milliseconds!

 

3) Clear and Comprehensive Documentation

Flutter is easy to learn and work with thanks to its well-written, precise and clear documentation. It’s very detailed with many examples for basic use cases.

 

4) Widgets

Widgets are important, since they can make or break an app. Flutter comes with rich, customizable widget sets that can be easily integrated into your project.

With Flutter – everything’s a widget – The Appbar, Drawer, Snackbar, Scaffold, etc. This allows for the creation of the best possible user experience on any platform. Furthermore, the layout feature also helps with defining the state, size, and position of the widgets.

 

5) Powerful UI Designs

Layered architecture makes it possible to completely customize, resulting in extremely fast rendering and expressive and scalable designs.

Thanks to its wide range of different themes in different sizes, designs, and colors for Android and iOS apps, it’s easy to create interesting and user-friendly designs for a variety of industries like eCommerce, entertainment, social media, health, etc.

 

6) Used by Market Leaders

Flutter framework is attracting more and more companies, including the big market players like Abbey Road Studios, Tencent, or the eCommerce giant Alibaba, whose app Xianyuhas over 50 million downloads.

 

7) Cross-Cultural Accessibility

Flutter isn’t just a cross-platform, but a cross-cultural tool that supports 24 languages. In addition, it has built-in currencies, dates, measurement units, as well as layout options adapted to different languages.

 

8) Easy to Learn

Even though the main challenge is getting familiarized with Dart, even beginner developers can quickly and easily build prototypes and apps.

 

9) Ideal for Start-Ups

Because of a single codebase, Flutter apps take less time to test. Flutter even has a widget testing feature where you can create widget tests to analyze the UI and run them at the speed of unit tests. The Flutter platform is also suitable for the development of an MVP (Minimum Viable Product), meaning that even start-ups can make the most of this framework to create cross-platform user-friendly apps.

 

10) Supportive Community

Flutter community offers a lot of open-source packages that help developers to come up with customized apps in a short time. This includes image opening packages, HTTP queries, content sharing, preference storage, sensor access, Firebase implementation, etc. Of course, everybody supports both Android and iOS.

 

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