Google Flutter: The Latest Sensation That’s Transforming the Realm of Mobile App Development

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Google Flutter: The Latest Sensation That’s Transforming the Realm of Mobile App Development

You are a mobile app developer, riddled with the responsibility of designing a cross-platform, native mobile app and you only have a few days to comply. Your app development process and platform are rather slow and the prospect of completing the project within the deadline seems a far cry. Does all this ring a bell? If yes, you must often find yourself mulling over how to overcome this biggest mobile app development challenge?

Google has come up with a viable solution to help mobile app developers and mobile app development companies. Google has introduced a mobile app development framework called Flutter, which is looking poised to dramatically alter the way we used to create mobile apps. Are you still scratching your head, wondering if you should adopt Google Flutter as your go-to mobile app development framework?

Stop festering confusion. Here are five reasons that will convince you to do so:

1.     Smaller Learning Curve

Mobile app developers tend to stick to their tried and tested frameworks, instead of venturing into newer dimensions. There is a good reason behind it since they feel right at home when creating a mobile app through one of their tried-and-tested frameworks. Switching to a new mobile app development framework and stepping out of their comfort zones is not everybody’s cup of tea, as you have to get past the steep learning curve associated with it.

Google Flutter bucks that trend and makes it easier for mobile app developers to switch by providing them with a minimal learning curve. You can easily master flutter within a few days and start creating your first mobile app thanks to its extensive documentation. If you are clued up on JavaScript or Java or have already gotten your feet wet in native or mobile app development, finding your way around Flutter will be a piece of cake.

2.     Speedy Development

By far, the greatest benefit of switching to Google Flutter is its fast app development cycles. Its first-rate hot reload feature brings your app to life within seconds. You can clearly preview how your app will end up while developing it. Add to that some customizable widgets and you can create native app interfaces in a jiffy. This helps mobile app developers incorporate features and fix bugs quickly, in order to speed up mobile app development. App developers will not have to fret over losing state, emulators, simulators, and hardware when using Flutter. Flutter allows you to do more in less time.

3.     Platform Independent

Regardless of whether you aspire to craft an app for Android, iOS or any other mobile app development platform, Flutter is the answer to all your wishful prayers. It works equally great when you are creating cross-platform apps as well as native apps. It also gives you access to native features and takes care of all platform differences. Everything from scrolling to navigation and icons to fonts are incorporated into widgets, helping you bridge the gap between diverse platforms.

4.     Fast Performance

Compare Google Flutter to any other hybrid mobile app development framework and you can easily feel a gaping difference in performance. How does it beat other frameworks in speed? The answer lies in the unique model it follows. It neither follows web view to display your mobile applications nor is there a JavaScript layer to link and run your code. By eradicating both, you can significantly boost the speed and performance of your mobile applications. Another big plus with Google Flutter is that all the code is converted into a C++ code, so it can deliver native performance across both Android and iOS, thanks to its portable C++ engine.

5.     Extensive Library of Plug-ins

When you choose Google Flutter, you unlock a whole new world of possibilities. Mobile app developers can play around with widgets, plug-ins, packages, and tools. Moreover, you can even customize widgets to fulfill your needs. You can also glean access to Material and Cupertino frameworks from Android and iOS simultaneously. Creating mobile app elements by capitalizing on these widgets and plug-ins is a breeze and makes the life of mobile app developers a whole lot simpler.

Conclusion

Coming from the likes of Google, expectations from Flutter run high and it has not disappointed yet. With key advantages such as a blazingly fast performance, shorter development cycles, and smaller learning curves, it certainly deserves your attention. All these advantages have helped Google Flutter stand out from other mobile app development frameworks.

Which mobile app development frameworks are you currently using? Will you switch to Google Flutter anytime soon? Feel free to share your answers with us in the comments section below.

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Sarmad Hasan
Sarmad Hasan is a content marketing expert at Dubai Monsters. He writes on wide range of topics ranging from web design to logo design, mobile app development to digital marketing and everything in between. Sarmad is an avid reader and loves to learn new things and share his experiences with the world.