One of the best ways to offer practical solutions to your target audience is by developing a mobile application.
The ideal mobile application should have elements such as an eye-catching design, seamless flows, an intuitive user interface, readily controllable and changeable settings.
But, before embarking on the development journey, it’s essential to select the appropriate technological stack, that serves as the foundation for your mobile app.
Without a doubt, the choices are extensive, but the one in question here is Flutter.
We at GeekyAnts have observed that, although fairly recent, Flutter is now getting recognition, and there is no indication that this will change anytime soon. This article explains why that is the case and elaborates on why you should choose Flutter as your next tech stack for application development.
Getting To Know Flutter
Flutter is an open-source framework that enables developers to build cross-platform applications with a single codebase.
It combines the ease of development with native performance while maintaining visual consistency across platforms.
Furthermore, Flutter programming saves time and money over native development. We don't need to hire two development teams to build platforms for Android and iOS.
With additions like Firebase (for back-end support) and Dart 2.17 (the latest version of Flutter’s SDK), Flutter 3.0 is the newest addition that has been made public for use.
What Does Flutter Bring To The Fore?
Flutter's primary advantages include the following:
Cross-platform development: Allows for the development of software applications that are interoperable with a variety of mobile operating systems.
Rendering machine: Enables optimal performance using a set of code on multiple terminals.
Ready-to-use widgets: Easy building of applications using a customizable kit of widgets.
Despite the obvious advantages, a sizeable segment still favors React and Xamarin for application development. It's mostly because of the latter's natural capabilities, but let's look at why the tech community can gain greatly from using Flutter as a tech stack.
Advantages Of Flutter
- For developers, writing new code with every new platform will no longer be necessary. Functionalities like one code base and ready-to-use widgets will enable efficient cross-platform programming.
- For startup owners, there'll be no need to hire separate developers for making apps for iOS, Android and websites.
- Flutter's other great advantage is cost control. Employing Flutter will help save money on mobile app development for different platforms.
Building A Flutter Application
Flutter has increasingly been used for rapid application development and cross-platform performance in the past few years. Some innovative applications developed using Flutter are Google Ads, Hamilton, Bitfolio, to name a few.
However, before choosing a tech stack to build an application, there needs to be a thorough check of the business and technical aspects involved. Let's see how Flutter covers its tracks in this regard.
The Business Aspect
Flutter is a promising development trend for 2022, showing no sign of slowing down any time soon. Multiple surveys suggest that Flutter will be one of the most popular technology for application development in 2023.
Choosing Flutter would mean:
- Significant expense reduction ( no need to employ mobile app developers for different platforms.)
- Increased Time-to-Market Speed
Flutter development framework functions faster than its alternatives. In most cases, you can expect a Flutter app to require at least two times fewer man-hours compared to the same app developed separately for Android and iOS.
The Technical Aspect
The technical aspect of Flutter application development can be understood in terms of Android and iOS app development.
Android App Development
In terms of android application development, you get:
- High-Speed Animation
- Single Language for Layout And Backend
- Dart is the best for multiple languages
iOS App Development
In terms of iOS application development, you get:
- UI Elements
- Testing( XCTest Framework)
- Reload option(Increases productivity while building Flutter application.)
Both the above combined make Flutter an obvious choice for application development.
Solving Problems Using Flutter
Since the advent of Flutter, problems aplenty have been dealt with some precision, some of which are:
- Ability to adapt to routine changes.
- Ability to deliver high-performance operations.
- Working with lower- resource-ferocious designs.
Not just that, developing apps with Flutter has solved many business-related issues, including resource-saving and workforce management, as demonstrated by some of the world's leading tech giants.
Flutter is particularly feasible in the following circumstances.
- When you're looking to produce a minimally feasible product for startups.
- Taking the quick request launch of your mobile app.
- Demanding an Android and iOS app with a top-notch UI that offers flawless UX and dependable, faster results.
- Aiming lesser functionality with lower coding and a new, suggestive vocabulary.
- In interesting youthful inventors, making it easier to retain the stylish platoon.
Flutter Apps Developed At GeekyAnts
Take a look at some applications we built using the Flutter tech stack.
IAMAI Omega is an application that enables users to check email, calendar events, weather, book movie tickets, hotels, and flight tickets, listen to music, order groceries, get the latest news, etc., with voice command functionalities like Google Assistant.
SINAM (Banking Application)
SINAM is a Flutter-based banking application that powers all online banking functions as well as current P2P banking features such as QR code-based payments, direct payments, recursive payments, and so on. In addition to biometrics, an OTP code, and other security features. The technologies used are: Rest API, Provider (MVVM architecture), and State Management.
Soccer Manager Elite
It's a game built on blockchain. SM Elite is a massively multiplayer online soccer management game with one huge persistent, evergreen game world. It is purely community-driven, with true asset ownership, and built to last forever.
All the game's code and database will be 100% open-sourced for the users to maintain and develop the game as they see fit. The xaya blockchain gaming platform is also 100% open source.
Nobody can take game assets from anybody or turn the game off—not even the owners.
Future Of Flutter In 2023
Flutter in the past has offered support for iOS, Android, Windows, and web, with Flutter 3, solid support for Linux and macOS apps has also been updated. That would also enable creating apps for six platforms from a single codebase.
With over 500,000 apps already built on Flutter, and continued support from a global giant in Google, this latest version, will increase this number by another half a million sooner or later.
So now would be the right time to consider opting for Flutter as your next tech stack.
Flutter has been a go-to stack at GeekyAnts, and if our portfolio is any indication, we've successfully experimented with a wide range of Flutter applications.
Visit our Flutter developer’s page to learn how GeekyAnts can assist you in creating your own Flutter application.