In 2017, a new software development kit was introduced by Google, called “Flutter”, but despite its heavy advertising following the release, it didn’t gain traction until the beginning of 2021. Despite Flutter being a google product, it was surprisingly underrated; nevertheless, in the subsequent four years, Flutter became the go-to kit for user interface development. So you may ask, what caused the popularity of this SDK in 2021? We’re here to give you the lowdown on Flutter, the who, the why and how.
Some people referred to Flutter as “the silver bullet of cross-platform development”, because of the comfort of using a single native code that doesn’t need constant tweaking for different platforms. However, Flutter does not only turn cross-platform development into a breeze, and it does it with style.
At LavaPi, we’ve had the experience of receiving outsourced app development projects that were time-sensitive. Our developers have created a complex and beautiful mobile experience using Flutter in, wait for it, 255 hours of work! You may think that it would increase the cost because the app was developed this fast, right? Wrong, Flutter is a budget-friendly app development kit that’s also kind to your pockets. If there’s a specific project you want us to quote, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org -
As they say, the proof is in the pudding. Flutter has managed to get names such as Philips, Alibaba and eBay under its belt of successful projects. So why do these companies choose Flutter? One of the most important factors is time conservation; with Flutter, adding a new feature to your app will take half the time. We’ve personally had some experience building apps with Flutter on outsourced IT projects and if you don’t take our word for it, check out this showcase of stylish apps that were made using Flutter.
Does Flutter come with frameworks, widgets or debugging tools? Absolutely! It also includes a testing framework and supports material design. In addition, Flutter itself is built with C, C++, Dart, and Skia (a 2D rendering engine), and it promotes development on platforms such as Linux, Windows, Mac and Chrome’s operating systems.
Even though Flutter is growing at a rapid speed, we still have to keep in mind that the program is relatively young, so it has time to perfect itself. As of now, the dev team at Flutter claims that over 50,000 apps have been successfully made using their SDK, and over 2 million developers are testing the digital waters with it, including us! In addition, LavaPi app developers have used Flutter successfully on several outsourced web and app development projects. We can freely say that this program may prove to be a total game-changer in the realm of app development.
If you think that Flutter is the way to go for your digital project, let us know to help you get the project off the ground and onto the market!