Mobile application development has always been an enticing subject among tech enthusiasts. However, we often land into a cohort where we must choose between Java and Objective C. It is not possible to be an Android app developer and the iOS app developer at the same time. But things seem to change now after Google created Flutter. Flutter is an open-source UI software development kit that allows you to create alluring, natively compiled applications.
Brings the Dart Language into play
Flutter uses Dart language to create an application. The Dart language is developed by Google to create mobile and web applications. The syntax of this language is quite akin to that of Java although it is a different language. Dart also proffers you with the luring “hot reload” capability. This feature saves a lot of time for developers as it permits you to see on-time modifications on running applications.
Besides, to prevent any heavy applications from freezing, it has the “async” and “await” keywords. These keywords continue the execution of your program while waiting for other time-consuming operations to complete.
The same codebase for both iOS and Android
The peculiarity of writing once and running on both Android and iOS is what makes Flutter the ultimate winner. A few years back, developing an application was a very painstaking task. Mainly because you had to use different codebase for Androids and iOS. But the SDK like flutter allows using a single codebase for different operating systems. Besides, you can run them thoroughly natively. Flutter makes the developing, running, and testing process of applications a lot easier.
Flutter and Dart provides an ample number of libraries. From creating a new widget to adding the ads in your application, you have libraries. Moreover, you can create your library as well. The process of creating a library is quite elementary. You just need to add a sole line to your pubspec.yaml file. This attribute of Flutter acts as a good cut corner and saves a lot of time.
Facile Backend Development
Generally, we don’t talk much about the backend structures and their development process. However, it is a crucial element and the backbone of any applications. Likewise, creating a proper backend is quite strenuous in most of the software development kits. But Dart is well-renowned for its lucidity and thus is great when it comes to backend development.
Tying this to the prior paragraph, libraries allow you to work with a database of your preference. In addition, we don’t have to recreate the objects each time. You can easily access the database and queries from Singletons.
Our thoughts on Flutter
We think that Flutter is the future of mobile application and web application development. Things like writing once and running on both Android and iOS is certainly convincing. Likewise, it lets us create an extensive application with much ease and comfort. Another tempting element is the extensive libraries that aid us in cutting corners and saving time. After using Flutter for quite some time, we can say that it is evident to be one of the best app development kits. If not, it is certainly a step on the right path.