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What is Flutter?

Flutter is a mobile app SDK to help developers and designers build modern mobile apps for iOS and Android.
Flutter is a tool in the Cross-Platform Mobile Development category of a tech stack.
Flutter is an open source tool with 93.1K GitHub stars and 12.7K GitHub forks. Here’s a link to Flutter's open source repository on GitHub

Who uses Flutter?

Companies
131 companies reportedly use Flutter in their tech stacks, including Delivery Hero, Nubank, and useinsider.

Developers
1764 developers on StackShare have stated that they use Flutter.

Flutter Integrations

Firebase, Android SDK, Socket.IO, Dart, and Outbrain are some of the popular tools that integrate with Flutter. Here's a list of all 11 tools that integrate with Flutter.

Why developers like Flutter?

Here’s a list of reasons why companies and developers use Flutter
Private Decisions at about Flutter

Here are some stack decisions, common use cases and reviews by members of with Flutter in their tech stack.

Sezgi Ulucam
Sezgi Ulucam
Developer Advocate at Hasura · | 6 upvotes · 312.5K views

For a front end dev like me, using a mobile framework for side projects makes more sense than writing a native app. I had used Apache Cordova (formerly PhoneGap) before (because React Native didn't exist yet), and was happy with it. But once React Native came out, it made more sense to go that way instead. It's more efficient and smooth, since it doesn't have the simulation overhead, and has more access to hardware features. It feels cleaner since you don't need to deal with #WebView, using native UI widgets directly. I also considered Flutter . It looks promising, but is relatively new to the game, and React Native seems more stable for now.

MobileFrameworks #JavaScript NativeApps

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Vijay Singh
Vijay Singh
Software Developer at Cranberry Labs Pvt Ltd · | 1 upvotes · 11 views
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Hi Check the best Open source which are using by the small startup and why read the complete article: https://hackr.io/blog/react-native-vs-flutter React React Native Flutter

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Michael Pfaff
Michael Pfaff
CEO & Developer at Pfaff Development · | 5 upvotes · 192.1K views
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I use Flutter primarily because it is a fast, performant cross-platform framework. Flutter currently runs on Android and iOS, where it is compiled to native arm code. Flutter will be the primary development framework for Google's upcoming Fuchsia operating system. Official support for MacOS, Linux and Windows are coming soon.

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Gustavo Muñoz
Gustavo Muñoz
Web UI Developer at Globant · | 3 upvotes · 69.5K views

I have chosen Visual Studio Code after testing a lot of other editors like Atom, Sublime Text (with legal license), Vim or even Notepad++ because it is the sum of all their virtues and none of their defects. It's fast, it has all the tools and plugins I need to work, and it's pretty and very good optimized. It has what I need to work and nothing more. And the main plugins works like a charm. Developing for React or Flutter is amazing. Even the TypeScript plugin works great. I like how IntelliSense works, and all the extra tools to code remotely using #ssh, access #RESTfulAPI or event manage projects or collaborating remotely. Thanks #Microsoft for Visual Studio Code.

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Gustavo Muñoz
Gustavo Muñoz
Web UI Developer at Globant · | 8 upvotes · 288.2K views

In my modest opinion, Flutter is the future of mobile development. The framework is as important to mobile as React is to the web. And seeing that React Native does not finish taking off, I am focusing all my efforts on learning Flutter and Dart. The ecosystem is amazing. The community is crazy about Flutter. There are enough resources to learn and enjoy the framework, and the tools developed to work with it are amazing. Android Studio or Visual Studio Code has incredible plugins and Dart is a pretty straight forward and easy-to-learn language, even more, if you came from JavaScript. I admit it. I'm in love with Flutter. When you are not a designer, having a framework focused on design an pretty things is a must. And counting with tools like #flare for animations makes everything easier. It is so amazing that I wish I had a big mobile project right now at work just to use Flutter.

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Peter Sen
Peter Sen
CEO at Master Software Solutions · | 1 upvotes · 1.4K views

#Master Software Solutions is the mobile app development company, providing the services since 2011. We are having a team of 70+ experienced employees who are proficient in developing the mobile app using new technologies like Flutter Vue.js React Native for Windows.

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Public Decisions about Flutter

Here are some stack decisions, common use cases and reviews by companies and developers who chose Flutter in their tech stack.

Vaibhav Taunk
Vaibhav Taunk
Team Lead at Technovert · | 29 upvotes · 775.8K views

I am starting to become a full-stack developer, by choosing and learning .NET Core for API Development, Angular CLI / React for UI Development, MongoDB for database, as it a NoSQL DB and Flutter / React Native for Mobile App Development. Using Postman, Markdown and Visual Studio Code for development.

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I've been juggling with an app idea and am clueless about how to build it.

A little about the app:

  • Social network type app ,
  • Users can create different directories, in those directories post images and/or text that'll be shared on a public dashboard .

Directory creation is the main point of this app. Besides there'll be rooms(groups),chatting system, search operations similar to instagram,push notifications

I have two options:

  1. React Native, Python, AWS stack or
  2. Flutter, Go ( I don't know what stack or tools to use)
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Gustavo Muñoz
Gustavo Muñoz
Web UI Developer at Globant · | 8 upvotes · 288.2K views

In my modest opinion, Flutter is the future of mobile development. The framework is as important to mobile as React is to the web. And seeing that React Native does not finish taking off, I am focusing all my efforts on learning Flutter and Dart. The ecosystem is amazing. The community is crazy about Flutter. There are enough resources to learn and enjoy the framework, and the tools developed to work with it are amazing. Android Studio or Visual Studio Code has incredible plugins and Dart is a pretty straight forward and easy-to-learn language, even more, if you came from JavaScript. I admit it. I'm in love with Flutter. When you are not a designer, having a framework focused on design an pretty things is a must. And counting with tools like #flare for animations makes everything easier. It is so amazing that I wish I had a big mobile project right now at work just to use Flutter.

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I am currently learning web development with Python and JavaScript course by CS50 Harvard university. It covers python, Flask, Django, SQL, Travis CI, javascript,HTML ,CSS and more. I am very interested in Flutter app development. Can I know what is the difference between learning these above-mentioned frameworks vs learning flutter directly? I am planning to learn flutter so that I can do both web development and app development. Are there any perks of learning these frameworks before flutter?

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Sezgi Ulucam
Sezgi Ulucam
Developer Advocate at Hasura · | 6 upvotes · 312.5K views

For a front end dev like me, using a mobile framework for side projects makes more sense than writing a native app. I had used Apache Cordova (formerly PhoneGap) before (because React Native didn't exist yet), and was happy with it. But once React Native came out, it made more sense to go that way instead. It's more efficient and smooth, since it doesn't have the simulation overhead, and has more access to hardware features. It feels cleaner since you don't need to deal with #WebView, using native UI widgets directly. I also considered Flutter . It looks promising, but is relatively new to the game, and React Native seems more stable for now.

MobileFrameworks #JavaScript NativeApps

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Pran B.
Pran B.
Fullstack Developer at Growbox · | 6 upvotes · 258.4K views

Goal/Problem: A small mobile app (using Flutter ) for saving data offline ( some data offline) and rest data need to be synced with Cloud Firestore Tools: Cloud Firestore , SQLite Decision/Considering/Need suggestions: There is no state management in the app yet. There is a requirement to store some data offline and it should be available easily (when the phone is offline) and some data needs to stored in the cloud. I am considering using sqlflite for phone storage and firestore to sync and manage the online database. I am using flutter to build the app, I couldn't find a reliable way to use firestore cache for reading the data when phonphone is offline. So I came up with the above solution. Please suggest is this good?

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Flutter's Features

  • Fast development - Flutter's "hot reload" helps you quickly and easily experiment, build UIs, add features, and fix bug faster. Experience sub-second reload times, without losing state, on emulators, simulators, and hardware for iOS and Android.
  • Expressive UIs - Delight your users with Flutter's built-in beautiful Material Design and Cupertino (iOS-flavor) widgets, rich motion APIs, smooth natural scrolling, and platform awareness.
  • Access native features and SDKs - Make your app come to life with platform APIs, 3rd party SDKs, and native code. Flutter lets you reuse your existing Java, Swift, and ObjC code, and access native features and SDKs on iOS and Android.

Flutter Alternatives & Comparisons

What are some alternatives to Flutter?
React Native
React Native enables you to build world-class application experiences on native platforms using a consistent developer experience based on JavaScript and React. The focus of React Native is on developer efficiency across all the platforms you care about - learn once, write anywhere. Facebook uses React Native in multiple production apps and will continue investing in React Native.
Xamarin
Xamarin’s Mono-based products enable .NET developers to use their existing code, libraries and tools (including Visual Studio*), as well as skills in .NET and the C# programming language, to create mobile applications for the industry’s most widely-used mobile devices, including Android-based smartphones and tablets, iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch.
Android SDK
Android provides a rich application framework that allows you to build innovative apps and games for mobile devices in a Java language environment.
Java
Java is a programming language and computing platform first released by Sun Microsystems in 1995. There are lots of applications and websites that will not work unless you have Java installed, and more are created every day. Java is fast, secure, and reliable. From laptops to datacenters, game consoles to scientific supercomputers, cell phones to the Internet, Java is everywhere!
Kotlin
Kotlin is a statically typed programming language for the JVM, Android and the browser, 100% interoperable with Java
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