Flutter is a software development kit created by Google for building beautiful, natively compiled and high-performance applications for mobile, web and desktop from a single codebase.
Flutter’s hot reload feature enables seeing changes in real-time. It allows building UIs and experimentation in a quick and easy way, as well as fixing bugs faster. This results in a faster code development and allows you to skip many time-consuming steps which makes the process faster, more productive and speeds up time-to-market.
It’s possible to build apps for all devices with a single codebase when using Flutter. With Flutter the app UI and logic maintain it’s consistency and don’t change depending on the platform. You need a single codebase and working team to create your product. The use of a cross-platform technology as Flutter saves time, effort and costs while achieving the same results.
Flutter’s performance is indistinguishable from a native app, it not only has a native look but it provides a native performance. Contrary to most cross-platform frameworks, Flutter doesn’t rely on any intermediate code representations or interpretations. The app is built directly into the machine code which means it eliminates any performance bugs. As a result, the app will be fully compiled ahead of time, with a native performance and ready to launch.
Flutter has its own widgets, which implies less communication between the app and the platform. Since they are part of the application and not the platform, you are likely to experience fewer or no compatibility issues in different versions. This means: fast application startup times, fewer overall performance issues and less time spent testing.
Flutter not only saves time while writing code but also in testing and compiling data. The Quality Assurance process is faster because developers write automated tests only once since it’s the same codebase for multiple platforms.
The UI process is more flexible and versatile since it provides the possibility of customizing anything you see on screen. With Flutter this procedure is simple and adjustable regardless of the complexity of the components. It includes the use of elements for transitions, clipping, transformations and shape/color/shadow manipulations in a no-sweat way.
Google’s toolkit brings together the best of different languages and frameworks to create the future of mobile business development. Even though, we can use other technologies if needed, it´s safe to say that flutter has definitely changed the way we develop apps.