Flutter— HERO of App Development Companies
Today, I’m going to talk about how FLUTTER became a hero to many startup companies & biggies like Google Pay, BMW, ebay, Alibaba Group, Dream11 and many more. In today’s highly competitive environment speed matters to most of the businesses that leads them to becoming a market leader.
That’s where Flutter Helps! Will talk later how flutter helps but before that lets take a look at challenges companies are facing.
NATIVE App development: BIG PROBLEM FOR COMPANIES!
Well established companies need to find a way to ensure that the apps they offer should have the same functionality to all consumers, regardless of mobile OS without significantly increasing costs, or slowing feature development.
More complex problems can be bringing both Android and iOS together, specially when native development has the issue of two different development teams and two codebase. This is a huge problem when companies have different regulations and local requirements. Also companies might have a wide range of different variants in more than, for example, 50 countries.
Many companies wanted to be able to consistently release their products for all brands, platforms & regions continuously, with the same feature capabilities based on customer feedback, requirements and business objectives.
Some companies grow extremely rapidly, like startups and they need a way to develop and ship new products quickly without sacrificing quality. But sometimes companies struggle to find native mobile app specialists to keep up with the pace. This results in their iOS and Android development teams leaning towards only specific platform releases.
Thus, many companies believe specialized teams don’t scale well and having two codebases for the same functionality is difficult to maintain.
Now let’s move on to flutter for a while and learn What’s so special about flutter?
If you visit Flutter website, the first thing you see is “Build apps for any screen”
“With FLUTTER, You can build apps on six different platforms from a single codebase.”
In my opinion, or say anyone’s opinion this is a big plus that flutter comes with.
“Flutter is fast”
“With Flutter, app consumers/ users can reach on every screen”
Flutter allows you to deploy to multiple devices like mobile, web, desktop and embedded devices from a single codebase.
“Perfect developer experience”
Developers can control the codebase with automated tests, tooling and everything that is required to make production ready applications.
“Flutter is stable and reliable”
Flutter is used and supported by Google, and many renowned and popular brands around the world.
And finally, Flutter has an excellent community of global developers.
Things written above will easily invite newcomers(developers/companies) to know more about flutter and
I feel they should be!
Of Course they should!
The above explanation should do wonders for the problems we discussed earlier.
I feel companies should use flutter in the following way considering the issues with native app development:
1. “Firstly companies should investigate a few of the most popular hybrid platforms against flutter including kotlin native.”
2. “The goal should be to find a solution that allows their teams to work autonomously, developing mobile apps and delivering the value on single architecture, single programming language and set of coding conventions.”
3. “To migrate from native to multi platform, companies should evaluate options based on certain priorities, like developer experience, incremental cost, risk and the ability for the app to look and feel the same on iOS and Android.”
4. After migration companies should go through all the necessary reviews and audits for a second launch.
Even though I have already gone through all the features of flutter in details but we should have bullets to remember
- Faster time-to-market (TTM)
- Ease of customization in UI
- Wide number of open source package
- Low development cost
- Best suited for Minimum Viable Product (MVP)
- Single codebase for all platforms
- Faster application development
Finally, I will conclude with a few more things which make us believe that FLUTTER is a REAL HERO in multi-platform frameworks for many companies.
Google made the initial release of flutter in May 2017, but innovation speed at which the platform is being updated has already brought it several steps ahead of some of the top cross-platform frameworks.
Flutter gave a special boost to startups that are launching their digital products with ease, and also flutter is being used in various enterprise applications.
Even developers are so confident that flutter will definitely win this race of mobile app development.
I really believe that Flutter takes cross platform app development to the next level and that’s why flutter is HERO!!!