A MIRACULOUS TREND IN MOBILE DEVELOPMENT
Flutter has been in discussion since 2017. This new technology promises to build mobile apps in Android and iOS, covering both the platforms with single code-base. Isn’t it amazing to know that you have to write the code once and it can launch your app in both the platforms? Of course it is. Also, flutter provides the feature of hot reload! Which means developers do not need to wait for their apps to get installed on their devices again and again, they can just reload the app after installing it once, to see the changes they have done in the code. Flutter uses Dart language to build apps. Dart is the language built and maintained by Google.
FLUTTER – HISTORY
Flutter is an Open-Source User Interface SDK, created by Google. It is used to develop applications for Android, iOS, Windows, Mac, Linux, Google Fuchsia and the Web as well. Google Fuchsia is the operating system owned and developed by Google. All the native applications of Fuchsia OS will be developed using Flutter. Flutter was first in discussion during May 2017, and then the first stable release of the framework Flutter 1.0 was released on December 4th 2018. If we talk about the latest release, it was recently on October 24th, 2019.
Flutter- How Does It Work?
Flutter, being the most popular in Mobile Development, provides us the benefit of Single Code-Base. But How Does It Work?
Flutter, basically converts the dart code written by developers into the native code for different platforms. The Engine’s C/C++ code is compiled with NDK on Android and LLVM on iOS. The Flutter Framework contains everything a developer needs to design and develop a beautiful and effective application. Flutter app looks like native iOS or Android Application, all that matters is to use the right theme. Material theme is the theme for Android and Cupertino is also available for iOS.
Flutter VS Native App Development
Flutter provides an environment suitable for cross-platform development where as before cross platform techniques, developers used to develop mobile applications differently for different platforms. Now that is something very difficult and costs you even higher with more efforts and more personnel.
When we talk about native app development, Java or Kotlin is used for Android App Development and Swift is used for iOS Development.Kotlin is now declared as the official language for Android App Development. Now, imagine learning two different languages for one application or hiring two different employees for a single app project? It may cost you even higher.
Flutter on the other hand, does it on the both sides. With a single code, it will convert your code to native apps. But, Flutter still lacks somewhere in the functionalities because it is new to this technical world and will take time to compete with already stabled and well established languages like Java or Swift.
Flutter VS React Native
Flutter, on the other hand is the UI toolkit which uses the language named Dart. Flutter is the new technology followed by various developers but it isn’t as well established as React Native.
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