Flutter is an open-source framework by Google. It is an open-source project which uses Dart (a programming language unique to flutter) for app development. In short, it’s a software development kit (SDK) which allows for cross-platform development (apps for both Android and IOS as well as Windows Phone). Flutter uses one codebase, meaning it can slash development times in half in some circumstances. It behaves naturally on any platform, even though you’re using one codebase.
In fact, there are a whole host of benefits to developing in Flutter.
The hot reload feature makes app development much quicker. With Flutter, there is no need to reload the app to see every single change you make in the code. You can easily make changes in your app in real-time, so developers have more opportunities to experiment with code and fix bugs on the go.
Flutter uses the Skia Graphics Library which is a fast and mature open-source 2D graphics library which provides common APIs that work across a variety of hardware and software platforms. It redraws the UI every time a view changes. The result? Quick loading and smooth app experience.
Working with one codebase rather than two always helps to reduce total project costs; hence, cost-efficiency is one of Flutter’s most enticing aspects. The technology enables considerable savings by simplifying development and cutting app delivery time, increasing the application’s return on investment.
Brands using Flutter
Google, Groupon, eBay, Sonos and Capital One.