Before frameworks like Flutter and React Native, every mobile app required developers to write different code in the platform’s respective native languages, making it tedious and expensive to build and successfully run virtually the same application on the AppStore and Google Play.
Created by Google in 2017, Flutter is an open-source and cross-platform mobile UI toolkit; it using a relatively new programming language called Dart. Dart allows developers to build a native mobile app for the App Store and Google Play in a single code base. In simpler terms, it will enable the user to develop and update hybrid apps supported by iOS and Android, using a programming language and codebase.
The goal of Flutter is to design, build, test and deploy high-performance applications with a native feel without actually being built on their native platforms, a feature that is pushing more and more developers to switch to Flutter. Flutter has recently started supporting desktop apps, allowing users to run apps on Windows and macOS desktops.
The fundamental theme of Flutter is to use widgets as the building blocks of the app. The user interface is created using a combination of various widgets, including animations and gestures, to make the theme, design, layout, and overall structure of the app while incorporating features—native modules including scrolling, navigation, and icons to provide a fully native experience. While Flutter has widgets similar to Android’s Material Design and iOS’s Cupertino, the framework also allows you to create your custom widgets. It also offers ready-to-use widgets that you can immediately take advantage of in your development. The structure of the widgets is superimposed,
The most significant advantage of Flutter and Dart is that they are both open-source and therefore free for everyone. However, Flutter is becoming an increasingly important technology for a variety of other reasons, including:
Modern programming frameworks aim to make development less complicated for developers. Flutter was created with the same idea in mind; it’s relatively simple to use and doesn’t require a complex coding process to make the app of your dreams.
In addition, Flutter is cross-platform and compatible with all development tools on Android and iOS platforms, which speeds up the development process.
With native frameworks, developers have to wait for the application to be recompiled with the changes, thus extending overall development time. With Flutter featuring a just-in-time execution engine, developers can view code changes during the change process without waiting for the application to recompile, a method called Hot Reload. This feature is handy when fixing bugs or adding new functionality to ensure that the modified application works properly. Hot Reload not only simplifies the process of modifying applications and fixing bugs but also saves time.
Flutter uses widgets as the fundamental building blocks of applications. While there are various standard widgets you can use to build your app, Flutter allows for customizable widgets and a combination of the two so that you can develop your app however you want.
Flutter allows developers to perform automated tests at the unit, widget, and user interface level, reducing testing time by 50% while ensuring that the application runs smoothly and efficiently. In addition, to help testers effectively test mobile apps, Flutter provides official documentation on ways to accurately and efficiently test the app at various stages of development.
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At Weboccult technologies, we have dedicated Flutter development developers that give us an edge over our competition. Our developers have strong expertise in native Flutter, Dart.js, Android / iOS development, and good working knowledge of web services. In addition, they have a solid understanding of OOP and database design and can build an application that matches the UI design and works bug-free.
We create mobile apps designed to deliver an engaging experience. It involves making the app’s design, layout, and functionality that you need while adding widgets to personalize it to reflect your brand identity. Building apps isn’t the only thing we’re good at; we also have expertise in migrating your existing applications to Flutter to give you a new and improved experience. In addition, the apps our developers rely on Flutter work seamlessly across all mobile devices. So it doesn’t matter if you are a startup or a large corporation; your application requirements are something we can handle!
We build your app based on a combination of already available and customizable widgets by creating a hierarchy of widgets. Each layer of the application is made up of widgets, creating layers defined on the previous layers. The frame then compares the previous layer with the current layer to determine if any changes must be made until the application is complete. With the use of Flutter, we can simplify your code to create a high-performance application. Once your application is complete, we perform comprehensive testing and debugging procedures at the unit, functionality, and user interface level to ensure that the application is functioning properly.
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