Flutter – The Most Advanced Cross-Platform App Development Framework

Technology / April, 16 2020

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Spotting something new from the daily routine is the human psyche, for example, he/she has a common question, and that is “What’s new”? Similarly, tech enthusiasts invent for and want to squeeze the latest piece of information. Mobile app developers who look upon fresh updates in working platforms to enhance their practical knowledge also want to bring newness in app development. The application users inquisitive developers to bring some extra-ordinary stuff for them to continue with modern technology. A solution is for both Android/iOS app to develop a cross-platform app using Flutter – a free and open-source Google UI Framework. Flutter is the most compatible SDK which contains everything you require to develop for Cross-Platform application.

What is Flutter?

Flutter is a well-defined concept by Google to give a good design, faster performance, and eye-catching animations in the mobile app for users. Flutter reduces re-work on a similar application having different operating systems, which means either iOS or Android both would work as Native applications using the single framework named Flutter. Flutter has written using C, C++, Dart, and Skia Graphic engine. A unique framework Flutter with mobile SDK implements reactive styles without using the Javascript bridge because Dart compiles into native code directly. Flutter works based on a single codebase. Thus, it doesn’t look like a React Native.

How does Flutter exist as the best UI framework for Cross-Platform App Development?

Flutter apps can be developed using the Dart language. Dart includes most of the object-oriented concepts. So, it is easy to understand for developers to go through. Why Dart? The fast compilation is the core purpose for producing Flutter. Dart is AOT compiled and the program compiles more durable as said Ahead of time, concurrently Dart uses Just in time, a compilation that allows for the fast development flow and a key role for changing workflow by Flutters. Dart compiles a program using AOT into native code, so it doesn’t require any extra tool. Flutter uses its widgets, so it doesn’t call Original Equipment manufacturer widget. While using Flutter Framework, developers have total control over the system as they can use the Operating System as portraiture to develop an interface on and moves service like gestures, animations into the framework itself.

Going beyond boundaries of Cross-Platform

It’s time to cross the boundaries for a dynamic approach that expands the programming level one step up. A level up means native apps developing the UI experience in JavaScript that was using Just In Time compiled, but with Flutter write once approach works along with Flutter app is compiled with Ahead Of Time compilation process, machine binary executable.

Widget is enough

It’s wondering to know that widget is the main thing in Flutter – a Cross-Platform app development framework. The widget includes the App bar, Drawer, Snackbar, Scaffold, etc. It’s like one widget can cover another one to handle as a center widget by covering it in a Center Widget. Widget is a declaration part of the UI. It interacts with any event like user interaction also changes the hierarchy by replacing one widget with another one. The framework then compares the new and old widgets and efficiently updates the user interface. Widgets form a hierarchy based on composition. Each widget embeds inside and derives properties from its parent.

Theme based on platforms

Using a ternary if to check which platform the user is running on; allow your UI to make run-time decisions about which UI components to use. Platforms like Android, or iOS on which user is working can quickly check using Flutter.

A better deal for Animations using 2dimensions Flare

A marvelous online tool can use for creating exceptional UI or animations with ease. It reduces the gap between the UI designer and the developer. It also takes less time to implement for changing UI or animation. Using Flare animations can create simple, and it gives a more realistic look.

To overcome cross-platform app development limitations, Flutter has launched by Google with lots of supportive features in the same framework.

Difference between Flutter & React Native

React Native uses JavaScript for developing cross-platform apps, whereas Flutter uses the Dart programming language, which was introduced by Google in 2011. Dart includes maximum object-oriented concepts so easy to understand by Java developers. React Native depends on third party libraries for UI development. As of Flutter is packaged with UI rendering components. For testing perspective, React Native is a JavaScript framework and supports unit testing at a level, and the rest of the testing level will be done by third-party tools like Appium and Detox. Though, these are not officially favored. Flutter is strong enough and provides a rich set of testing features at the unit, widget, and integration level.

Wrap up,

It’s just a big surprise, and superior in all the frameworks for mobile app development. React Native has launched in 2015, whereas Flutter was available since 2017. Flutter overcomes the limitations of the React Native framework for cross-platform app development. It is a complete open-source UI software development kit use for mobile and web development like Android, iOS, Windows, Mac, Linux, Google Fuchsia, and the web. Flutter brought lots of features and functionality, which inspires cross-platform or native app developers to use the most advanced app development framework. Faster development using ahead of time and just in time compilation process inheriting from Dart language. In 2020, Flutter – a Cross-Platform app development framework will be the most in-demand software development kit.

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Vivek Chaturvedi is the co-founder and CTO at Vidhema Technologies. He is responsible for the overall technical operations of the company and has played a major role in bringing Vidhema up from its humble beginnings and, with his immense energy and drive, transforming it into a globally trusted name in IT solutions.

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