What is Flutter?
Flutter is an open-source Software Development Kit (SDK), developed by Google that enables developers to write a single code for both android and apple apps. Developers find it more comfortable to build an interactive user-interface with Flutter. Plus, it takes comparatively less code to sync and update the view of the app.
Flutter uses Dart as its excellent programming language and a simple method to design and build stunning apps. It is equipped with Material Design for Android and Cupertino for Apple platforms.
Features that make Flutter Standout
- Hot Reload:-
Hot reload is simply making the required changes in the code and see them as and when they happen. With this feature, developers can add multiple features, and fix issues in milliseconds. Flutter engine and UI Library are the main components behind the speedy performance and integration of resources.
- Extensive Widgets:-
Flutter has the capability of developing customizable widgets. Equipped with Material Design and Cupertino sets of widgets, Flutter offers a glitchless experience. Widgets form an essential part of the app interface and its view. It doesn’t matter what the screen resolution is, widgets have the onus to provide natural look and feel. Plus, they also have to be quick and customizable. Flutter’s concept of everything is a widget simply means that widgets have multiple purposes.
- Access Native features and SDK’s:-
It makes your app livelier with platform API’s, 3rd party SDK’s, and native code. It allows you to reuse your existing Java, Swift and Object C code and access native features and SDK’s on iOS and Android.
Business point of view
Apart from a speedy app development process, Flutter considerably reduces the production costs because of its single code base. Due to its architecture, it’s posing a great competition in front of React Native. Many big companies like Spotify, Alibaba already use Flutter for app development.