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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 73K GitHub stars and 8.8K GitHub forks. Here’s a link to Flutter's open source repository on GitHub

Who uses Flutter?

Companies
60 companies reportedly use Flutter in their tech stacks, including Policygenius, pludoni GmbH - RoR, and App Development.

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

Flutter Integrations

Android SDK, Firebase, Dart, Fish Redux, and Razorpay are some of the popular tools that integrate with Flutter. Here's a list of all 6 tools that integrate with Flutter.

Why developers like Flutter?

Here’s a list of reasons why companies and developers use Flutter
Flutter Reviews

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

Sezgi Uluçam
Sezgi Uluçam
Sr. Software Engineer at StackShare · | 6 upvotes · 30.7K views
Flutter
React Native
PhoneGap
Apache Cordova
#NativeApps
#MobileFrameworks
#JavaScript

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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Gustavo Muñoz
Gustavo Muñoz
Web UI Developer at Globant · | 6 upvotes · 11.5K views
JavaScript
Visual Studio Code
Android Studio
Dart
React Native
React
Flutter
#Flare

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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Pran B.
Pran B.
Fullstack Developer at Growbox · | 6 upvotes · 2K views
SQLite
Cloud Firestore
Flutter

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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Michael Pfaff
Michael Pfaff
CEO at Nucleus Development · | 4 upvotes · 7.7K views
Flutter

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 · 10.8K views
TypeScript
Flutter
React
Notepad++
Vim
Sublime Text
Atom
Visual Studio Code
#Microsoft
#RESTfulAPI

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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Gaurav Patil
Gaurav Patil
Software Developer at PLMTECH LOGIX Pvt. Ltd. · | 2 upvotes · 12.3K views
atPLM Logix Pvt. Ltd.PLM Logix Pvt. Ltd.
React Native
Ionic
Flutter

Which hybrid framework I should for my upcoming mobile application project?

Options: 1. Flutter 2. Ionic 3. React Native

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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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Flutter's Stats

Flutter's Followers
457 developers follow Flutter to keep up with related blogs and decisions.
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