In this article, we will explore the top 5 reasons why Flutter is the best choice for your next app development project. As we all know, Flutter is booming in the market, and everyone is talking about it, but now the question is,
What is Flutter?
Flutter is an open-source mobile SDK (Software Development Kit) created by Google to build native applications for android, iOS, web, desktop, and embedded devices from a single codebase.
Flutter was announced at the Dart Developer Summit in 2015. At first, it was called “Sky”. Flutter alpha version (0.0.6) was released in 2017. Google launched the second preview of Flutter in September 2018.
Google announced the first stable version on 5th December 2018. Before Flutter was released as a stable version, it gained some popularity.
Some key points:
- It is developed by Google.
- It uses a single codebase.
- The Flutter framework supports cross-platform development as well as web and desktop apps
- While other platforms can only achieve a maximum of 60 frames per second, Flutter can achieve 120 frames per second.
- It is written in C, C++, and Dart.
Here is a video that will help you better understand,
Which are the top 5 reasons to choose Flutter?
- World top companies are using Flutter
- Rapidly growing community
The following are the main reasons why you should use Flutter App Development. So, without further ado, let’s go over them in detail.
Flutter App Development is one of the fastest frameworks in the market, even compared to native languages. While others are only able to achieve a maximum of 60 frames per second, Flutter is capable of running apps at 120 frames per second.
Dart Analysis and Flutter Inspector are tools designed to help developers analyze their code and keep up with performance standards. In Android Studio, you can find similar tools for optimizing and debugging your code.
It offers a broad set of Material Design widgets and Cupertino widgets, allowing your app to look and feel more natural and native. Flutter allows you to design complex screens easily, In other cross-platform frameworks most of the time you will face platform specific design issues but in Flutter you will not face these kinds of issues. In Flutter developers can create their own widgets according to their needs.
Before Flutter If someone wants to create an app, they must hire two different developers, one for Android and one for iOS. It was expensive and time-consuming.
But now, if someone wants to create an app in Flutter, they only need to employ one developer and can create both Android and iOS apps using a single codebase.
Flutter compiles code in a fully native format, so it looks and feels like native apps. So, by using flutter, you can cut development time and costs.
World Top Companies Are Using Flutter
Flutter is used by the world’s most valuable and top companies; here are some examples:
- Google (Google Ads, Google Assistance, and Google Pay)
- Dream 11
- ByteDance, etc
More than 200 developers are actively working on Flutter in ByteDance; you can read the showcase story of ByteDance by clicking on the link below.
FYI(For Your Information): TikTok, Helo and Lark are ByteDance products.
The official Flutter YouTube channel has a developer stories series where you can see most of the start-up companies are using Flutter. Visit the link below to see the Flutter developer stories.
Rapidly Growing Community
Flutter communities are active groups of developers who can help each other and resolve issues quickly, saving developers time and effort.
Google I/O team is constantly working on Flutter support and maintenance in order to improve the platform’s reliability. Questions and doubts are easily resolved.
Flutter has their own official discord and slack community, so anyone with questions can ask them immediately in the community. You can join the community by clicking the link below.
Flutter has its own GDE (Google Developer Expert) programme for developers who contribute to Flutter, and there are numerous active Flutter developer groups that host meetups and events. Check out the events from the below link,
There are many developers worldwide who contribute to Flutter’s community and keep it running.
Throughout this blog post, I discuss how it’s capturing the Flutter App Development market, and I would like to share a few thoughts for developers interested in learning Flutter and companies looking to build applications using Flutter.
From the developer’s perspective who wants to learn Flutter,
- Flutter is very easy to learn
- Flutter has good community support
- Flutter is growing very fast
- Flutter gives good design support
- Single code base
- Native performance
- Flutter is going to be future of cross platform
From the company’s perspective, here are some benefits you will receive from Flutter,
- There is no need to hire separate iOS and Android developers
- The Flutter design is fantastic.
- World top and most valuable companies are using Flutter
- Flutter will reduce your development time and budget cost
- Flutter performance is very nice, It runs on 120 frame per second