What is Flutter?
Who uses Flutter?
Here are some stack decisions, common use cases and reviews by companies and developers who chose Flutter in their tech stack.
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Context: Recently we were looking for a tool to build cross-platform mobile apps. The primary goals for us were two fold: 1. Ability to roll out the mobile app fast. Being in the FinTech segment, our focus is more on usability & accuracy and less on the flashiness of the app in itself 2. Our web development team must be able to build mobile apps. The UI & UX fundamentals are pretty much the same.
With the above in mind, we evaluated React Native, Vue Nativescript and Flutter. While we were able to build fast in all these three choices, we chose Flutter for the following reasons:
Pre-built widgets: All the standard widgets that are required for us to build a functional app were readily available, & required minimal or no tweaking! It was pretty much like cooking up something on the web with Vue & Vuetify, which offer the fastest time frame from code to reality. The key differentiation Flutter offers over it's rivals is the native feel you get on all the widgets. No one can figure out whether it was built in Native android or Flutter.
Availability of Pre-built widgets in Flutter makes it a natural choice for going the fastest from design to reality.
Hot Re-load is one of the key features that make development in Flutter a breeze.
Rich set of plugins & great documentation: Flutter eco-system has matured over a period of time. We were able to easily find solutions to various problems & all the plugins worked without breaking anything. For example, we wanted to build a web view for integrating with a Payment link & flutterwebviewplugin was readily available and we were zooming in less than 30 minutes!
With great documentation and eco-system, you are always a plugin or a widget away from completing your functionality!
Great support for Reactive State Management: We were spoilt for choices when we looked at the various options for implementing Reactive statement management. After looking at a number of options, we settled with RxDart and Provider Consumer (Bloc) pattern to implement reactive statement management.
You will be able to apply your hard earned reactive state management skills in Flutter seamlessly & built beautiful reactive apps.
Easy integration with Android Native SDKs: Flutter provides a platform interface to integrate with native SDKs. Being in the FinTech industry, we were required to integrate with a number of industry-standard SDKS for payments & KYC, which were available only in Native. We were to connect with these SDKs and code with ease with the platform interface.
In the end, we were able to build and release an end-to-end, material design compliant and functionality rich Borrower app within a matter of one month and release it for Beta preview!
With the announcement of Flutter for Web in this year's google I/O, I think Flutter is going to go big and will shake up the world of cross-platform development.
Developing a managed multivendor marketplace mobile app to enable users to buy and sell (mainly used hardware) products from the same app, allowing buyers to checkout and purchase an entire listing at either the set "buy now" price or "make offer" to buy at a negotiated price with the seller. Please share your opinion on my current choice Flutter + Laravel (with MySQL) and are there more feasible alternatives?
Hi, I'm considering building a social marketplace app on android, ios and web, Flutter seems to be a good UI framework for cross-platform apps, it's safe type, hot reload, and native compiling on native machine code (thanks to Dart). My question is, for an MVP product is it a good choice? if yes, will it be on the mid-term, long term? Or will I have to change as the users grow?
I have experience in game development for 5 years in C# and have a coding background of around 7 years. I want to choose a mobile application tool, but I am confused about what to choose between android native or Flutter.
Is it worth to learn AngularDart in 2020 ? Currently I am working on Flutter, I want to learn web technology so I thought about AngularDart to learn. Is this good option or demanding in market ?
- 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.