Are you looking for a tool that will let your company both create beautiful designs for your mobile apps in Android & iOS and generate lower costs? If yes, Flutter seems to be a perfect UI software development kit for you.
We have already implemented it as a solution for our client – check Scrive’s success story. That’s why we would like to show you all the advantages that Flutter may bring to your business. Primarily, it will help you optimise your company by reducing costs without losing the quality of UI design. How?
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1. Reduced Code Development Time for UI Projects ⇒ Faster TTM [Time-to-Market]
Flutter development framework works quicker than its alternatives, mainly because it reduces native code writing to the bare minimum. It means that you don’t need to spend much time on writing platform-specific code to acquire desired visual results in your mobile apps. One developer might take care of two different platforms – Android & iOS – so that you save more of your employees’ work time.
One codebase for two systems allows you to either employ less HR or have more space to give them other tasks. Essentially, it decreases your TTM [Time-to-Market] as you can simultaneously update your apps on Android & iOS.
The closer the project you’re working on is related to the UI design rather than the logic of the application, the higher your gain. That’s when the code development time is reduced by the highest amount. Moreover, Flutter is using DART, a client-optimized programming language created for fast apps on any platform.
Its main advantage is the brisk compilation time, which significantly improves workflow. Flutter is a software development tool that was created with the aim to facilitate developers’ life by accelerating crucial processes. The opportunity to prepare design by a developer is faster than any native approach.
2. Time-Saving Features That Accelerate Productivity
Productivity is for your company as crucial as the maximum speed that a car can reach for its racer. The Formula 1 teams are using many different systems to let their main heroes in the bolides become the fastest people in the world. The Advanced Steering Wheel, KERS [Kinetic Energy Recapture System], DRS [Drag Reduction Systems] – these Formula 1 solutions can be easily compared to the features offered by Flutter: Hot Reload, Widgets and Animations.
- Hot Reload helps you to instantly see the results of the changes you apply to your mobile app. Anything that concerns you can be quickly managed, and you will see the effects of your decisions just after they’re introduced, in real-time. This is possible by using DART, a programming language that can be compiled dynamically (JIT – Just In Time) to speed up development and AOT (Ahead of Time) to optimise release resources and performance.
It saves much time for your company as the developer instantly updates the changes on the main screen and you can keep following them. It allows you to better communicate with the rest of the team. When building release applications, everything is pre-compiled, and then all animations and redrawing, in general, are as smooth as possible.
- Widgets, components of an interface that enable a user to perform a function or access a service, help to create UI elements in a relatively short time. They are fast, elastic, and customisable. They allow you to maximise the quality use of the available resources by operating on the beautiful patterns that will make your mobile apps attractive in a short time.
- Animations in Flutter are easy-to-implement and constitute a very eye-catching element of the app. Flutter is a tool for creating advanced views. That’s why such options as creating animations are very thoughtful and give you a great opportunity to realize the most complex projects in less time than would be required when doing it natively. If you use this simple feature, you will make your customers more interested in visiting your mobile app.
While working in Flutter, just like in Formula 1, you need help from your team to have a chance for a long-term “winning”. Your “Pit Stop” team, in this case, is made out of the Google community, which offers broad and substantial support. Moreover, Flutter is easy-to-integrate with already existing apps so that your developers could intuitively learn new things. And successful studying always brings additional satisfaction.
3. Scalability at Low-Cost ⇒ Perfect for MVP [Minimum Viable Product] and Start-Ups
Flutter is an open-source programming tool which is community-oriented. Every month each user of Flutter is enhancing the code, and in this way, tons of new features are added. There’s plenty of third-party packages shared by other companies and ready-to-use. This comes at either low or no cost at all.
An MVP [Minimum Viable Product] can be defined as a simpler version of your software that can solve your problem. It’s a version of a product with just enough features to satisfy early customers and provide feedback for future product development. Start-ups very often decide to launch MVPs to test their hypotheses fast and early.
Flutter seems to constitute a perfect kind of help in situations where you’re looking for an easy and appealing design solution. Not only does it allow you to use ready, beautiful patterns, but it also gives a possibility to hire one developer for all the platforms, instead of one for iOS and another for Android.
4. Same Design and Logic in All Platforms Leading to Better UX and UI
On the one hand, any cross-platform framework makes it possible to share codebase between an internal network of programmes. On the other hand, no other application besides Flutter provides a way to share both the UI code and the UI itself between various platforms. Such a rendering process allows you to easily create an app that looks native on every platform. Application updates are made simultaneously on Android & iOS.
Contrary to other software development tools, employees using Flutter usually don’t need any platform-specific UI components to render its UI. Every day, people making up the Flutter community add new Plugins that expand the connection between the codebases. When using any Bridges between Flutter and other platforms, remember that such plugins are containing native code that may differ.
Nevertheless, predominantly, Flutter offers many customised, impressive UI patterns, and a framework of designing that makes applications stand out from the crowd eliminating any worries about the potential UI inconsistency on different platforms.
Furthermore, Flutter adapts easily to different screen dimensions, positively affecting the overall experience of its users. In brief, Flutter offers both sharing the UI and business logic between various platforms and adapting to different phone sizes. One codebase for all these principles saves time, effort and money of the company while not affecting the performance of the final product.
5. Great Potential To Go Beyond Mobile
Flutter is an rapidly developing tool managed by the people that are dreaming and working hard to go far beyond development on mobile devices. Google has already presented a preview of Flutter for Web and Flutter Desktop Embeddings.
Even now it is possible to run pure Flutter applications in a browser without modifying the source code (but so far on Master branch yet not ready for production). The way that Flutter is taking seems to be a transformation from a cross-platform mobile app to a comprehensive cross-platform development tool.
Even now for experienced Flutter developers, it’s possible to make an app which will work correctly on all the major platforms such as Android, iOS, Windows, macOS, Linux, and many Web browsers. Predominantly, the changes to Dart code are not required. Flutter seems to be a unique and very innovative melody of the future.
6. Quicker Testing & Easier Maintenance
Creating mobile applications doesn’t mean only preparing an excellent design and a variety of well-prepared functionalities. It also includes the easy maintenance of the app long after it’s launched for the first time. Our world is constantly changing, so are the demands of your customers. You need to have an easy access to testing and low-effort consuming sustenance.
Flutter offers you the lack of necessity to run numerous tests on different platforms as long as you use the pure version. If you haven’t seen our Snakebar Flutter Navigation, it’s a good time to do it, too. One codebase applies both to Android & iOS. Maintenance is easy. Changes can be made and verified quickly whenever you need it. If anything doesn’t work properly, fixing issues takes place at hand.
However, remember that when using any bridge between Flutter and other Platforms, such plugins are containing native code that may differ. This can lead to platforms’ issues that need to be resolved individually.
Nonetheless, Flutter has simple code structure so that you can find the burning issues with ease. The straightforward system of this UI software development kit brings many long-term benefits for you and, primarily, your developers.
Flutter brings many advantages to the companies that are focused on preparing functional mobile applications with an aesthetically pleasing design. What’s more, it’s easy to maintain in the long term. The uncomplicated system of this UI software development tool leads to many long-term benefits for you and, primarily, your developers.
Flutter works both on Android and iOS. It’s easy to learn and lets you have the same design of applications no matter what phone types and sizes your customers are using. It optimises your business as it positively affects your finances.
If you’re interested in developing applications in Flutter, please contact us. After discussing the app requirements, we will estimate the cost of development for you.