Flutter vs Visual Studio App Center: What are the differences?
What is Flutter? Cross-platform mobile framework from Google. Flutter is a mobile app SDK to help developers and designers build modern mobile apps for iOS and Android.
What is Visual Studio App Center? Continuous everything – Build, Test, Deploy, Engage, Repeat. Automate the lifecycle of your iOS, Android, Windows, and macOS apps. Connect your repo and within minutes build in the cloud, test on thousands of real devices, distribute to beta testers and app stores, and monitor real-world usage with crash and analytics data. All in one place.
Flutter and Visual Studio App Center belong to "Cross-Platform Mobile Development" category of the tech stack.
Some of the features offered by Flutter are:
- 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.
On the other hand, Visual Studio App Center provides the following key features:
Flutter is an open source tool with 96.3K GitHub stars and 13.3K GitHub forks. Here's a link to Flutter's open source repository on GitHub.
According to the StackShare community, Flutter has a broader approval, being mentioned in 155 company stacks & 2129 developers stacks; compared to Visual Studio App Center, which is listed in 19 company stacks and 46 developer stacks.