The framework of Flutter, written in the Dart programming language, has the Flutter engine, Foundation library, and widgets. The approach to development in Flutter differs from others by its declarative UI writing. Here, there is a need to start from the end, meaning before starting the development of some element, the user needs to have in mind a complete picture of what kind of UI it will be. Many developers distinguish this UI writing as a more clear one, but it also causes certain difficulties for developers at first.
When it comes to developing applications, developers are not restricted to a single cross-platform mobile framework. In fact, statistics show that while the majority of developers use React Native (42%), Flutter usage in 2020 (39%) has highly grown in comparison with Flutter usage in 2019 (30%).
Flutter’s hot reloading helps save time while developing by letting the developer see the applied changes in real-time. This capability helps developers be significantly more efficient and productive. Flutter’s hot reload works better than competitors’ similar features. It allows the developer to pause code execution, make changes to the code, and continue the code from the same place. This greatly speeds up development and allows more experimenting.
ready-made widgets. This ensures that Flutter offers a consistent model for development and design. Widgets are Google-based, so they are high code quality and perform better than other open-source frameworks. As most of them are extremely customizable, they save developers’ time like no other framework. In addition to the major layout widgets, Flutter widgets follow both the Material and Cupertino looks, which is a huge advantage.
Dart, which is compiled directly into the ARM code of mobile devices and helps not only to speed up applications, it allows them to launch quicker also. Flutter helps make developers’ lives easier through its third-party integrations and native codebase. With Flutter, developers can access native features.
The powerful thing of Flutter is Skia, the open-source, high-performance graphics engine used by Adobe, Chrome, and Amazon Kindle. Flutter allows users to develop applications with custom designs, which will look equally good on iOS and Android devices. Applications developed on Flutter — unlike its competitors — have no risk that there will UI failures when updating the software.
Possible for Flutter sharing the UI and business logic on Android and Apple devices allow developers to achieve a seamless experience regardless of the OS. This is primarily important for brands with a unique and outstanding corporate style. Flutter doesn’t need any platform-specific UI components to render its UI. The one and only thing Flutter needs to show the application UI is a canvas to draw on. It can be illustrated the following way:
A huge advantage of Flutter is the ability to customize everything you see on screen, regardless of the complexity of the element. The amount of effort required is fundamentally lower from that required on native platforms’ development software.
There are things that are of great value to the business — platform stability, its performance, a guarantee of successful support, and improvement of technologies and products. Any problems and shortcomings in any of these aspects may lead to risks, including direct and indirect financial losses. With this in mind, Flutter lowers risks for your business due to the following points:
- The best in class (cross-platform) performance and resource consumption
- Better developer productivity
- Quicker time to market
- Low-cost app development