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Build News Apps faster with Flutter News Toolkit

Now news publishers can build mobile news apps in a just few weeks thanks to Flutter News Toolkit.

We share our knowledge and experience in our blog | Somnio Software

by Lucía Sánchez León

3 min read · Feb 22, 2023

The demand for news apps has grown with the popularity of mobile devices. Truth is, most people prefer to consume news on their smartphones. As a consequence, mobile apps have become the main channel for news publishers to reach and engage with their audience, whether they are existing readers or new audiences. Nevertheless, achieving it is not an easy task. It takes a lot of time and effort to design, implement and deploy mobile apps, and an experienced software agency.

Therefore, Flutter News Toolkit was built to bring THE solution with an accelerated toolkit designed for building mobile apps precisely for news and content.

Haven't heard of it yet?

It's a free toolkit designed to help businesses build high-quality news apps for Android and iOS platforms simultaneously. It was developed by Google and recently announced at Flutter Forward event, organized by Google’s Flutter team in Nairobi, Kenya.

“The Flutter News Toolkit is an easy-to-use template on which a news organization can build an app and includes blocks of sample code for common user interface and app functionalities.” - Zoey Fan
Flutter News Toolkit

Benefits of using the Flutter News Toolkit

Learn more about the benefits of using Flutter News Toolkit for businesses:

1. Easy to use and customizable

The Flutter News Toolkit includes prebuilt widgets that make it easy for developers to create news apps quickly. It offers a variety of customizable widgets available for businesses to modify to suit their needs. These widgets include category tabs, article lists, search bars, and more.

2. Cross-platform compatibility

The Toolkit is designed for cross-platform compatibility, which means that businesses can build news apps for both Android and iOS platforms with a single codebase. This significantly reduces development time and costs, allowing businesses to reach a wider audience and a quicker time-to-market.

3. Fast and efficient

Flutter News Toolkit is built using the Dart programming language, which is known for its speed and efficiency. This means that businesses can develop news apps that load quickly and run smoothly, providing a seamless user experience.

Samples from Flutter News Toolkit
Sample features provided in the Flutter News Toolkit

4. Customizable design

It offers a wide range of design options, including themes, fonts, and colors, allowing businesses to create a unique look and feel for their news app. As a result, businesses can increase customer engagement and brand recognition.

5. Integration with CMS platforms

The toolkit seeks easy integration with popular CMS. This type of integrations opens new doors to businesses and is a great possibility for them to manage and update their news content.

6. Analytics and monetization support

It offers analytics support, which means that businesses can track user behavior and engagement. This information can be used to improve the app's functionality and user experience. Additionally, Flutter News Toolkit supports monetization options such as ads and in-app purchases, allowing companies to generate revenue from their news app.

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Flutter News Toolkit's main features

To sum up, some critical features included in the Flutter News Toolkit are:

  1. User onboarding: onboarding workflow and authentication
  2. Account creation/login
  3. Content feeds and content pages
  4. Articles, Video, Images, etc., embedding and commenting support
  5. Searching and browsing functionality
  6. Analytics
  7. Notifications
  8. Social sharing
  9. Subscriptions
  10. Ads Integration
  11. In-App Subscriptions Management for premium news offering
  12. Navigation and Routing
  13. GitHub Workflow for CI/CD

Wondering how much time it would actually take to implement all of this?

Development process for News App
Deployment process at a high-level with 2-3 Engineers

In conclusion, Flutter News Toolkit is an excellent tool for businesses looking to create high-quality news apps, and Flutter agencies are the best technology partners to help these businesses implement it effectively and take the template to the finish line.

If you are looking to build a news app with Flutter, don't hesitate in reaching out for more information: or just schedule a free consultation here!

by Lucía Sánchez León

3 min read · Feb 22, 2023

Lucía Sánchez Léon is Marketing Manager at Somnio. She designs the communication and marketing strategies. Lucía is a fun and energetic person, she enjoys dancing whenever she can.

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