Recently, Google has announced a major update in its attempts to streamline UI development across platforms. With the launch of the first beta build of Flutter, Google hopes to signal that their new mobile UI framework is stable enough for use in mainstream apps. While Flutter was unveiled in its current form as an Alpha builds at Google I/O 2017, some of you may remember Flutter from the original Sky demo at the Dart developer summit in 2015. Flutter has come quite a way since then, however, it is still concentrating heavily on responsiveness and ease of development, with the goal of permitting the eventual development of apps designed for 120 Hz displays from the ground up. The benefit to user Flutter Framework.
Fast Development with Hot Reloading: With Flutter’s Hot Reload, developers can preview code changes in the emulator, simulators, or hardware for Android or iOS, without recompiling the app. This makes it easy for developers to experiment with the code, build UIs, add features, and fix bugs faster.
UI Building with Built-In Widgets: When building an app with Flutter, a number of isolated, independent, and reusable blocks of UI are developed, which are then composed to build a complex, comprehensive UI. Flutter offers Material Design and Cupertino (iOS-flavor) widgets to build these UI blocks, along with flexible APIs for 2D, animation, gestures, effects, and more.
No OEM Reliance: Flutter is different than most other options for building mobile apps because Flutter uses neither WebView nor the OEM widgets that shipped with the device. Instead, Flutter uses its own high-performance rendering engine to draw widgets.
1. Has a Fast App Development Process
The hot reload feature of Flutter makes it very easy simple to test. Whatever changes a developer makes can be seen in an instant and allows to fix the bugs also immediately. It can build UIs, check the bugs and keep an eye on the latest features.
2. Provides great compatibility
We already know that widgets belong to the application and not platforms, hence switching between different platforms is much easier with Flutter. There will be fewer or no compatibility issues on different OS.
3. Cross-platform Development
Cross-platform development saves a lot of your time and money. Using Flutter gives you the liberty to create the codes only once, maintain them and use the same for two different apps. Flutter has made life easy for the developers where earlier they would have to create different codes for different platforms, now a single code will work.
4. Increases the Productivity
Delivering high productivity is the most important factor in any business. With Flutter the developers don’t need to compile code for every change they make. All changes are saved as you make them. This helps to increase the performance of the developers. Not only this, there is no need for Gradle that slows down the development cycle and is mostly used in developing iOS apps. Flutter easily connects the developers and designers allowing easy collaboration.
5. Less Coding
Flutter is made using the Dart programming language. Dart uses JIT & AOT compilation that improves the overall start-up time, functioning & speeds the performance. JIT improves the development system using the hot reload feature. It simply refreshes the UI without the need of building a new one and saving the developer’s efforts & time.