If you’re looking to build a mobile app that presents natural appeal to users both in look and feel, instruct your app developers to use Flutter 1.0. Created by Google Incorporated and launched on December 4, 2018, Flutter 1.0 is the newest software tool for creating beautiful mobile apps both for the Android platform and for Apple’s operating system. Flutter is loaded with the tools for all forms of material design for Android and for Apple’s Cupertino widgets and behaviours.
Flutter is an open-source software for mobile application. It comes with a framework that is reactive, functional and with design specific widgets which makes every mobile app built with Flutter to reload very fast on mobile devices. Programmers call this phenomenon ‘’hot reload’’ especially because if there is any change to the app’s source code in the background, such a change will automatically reflect in the running app without any loss of data or the need for the app to restart.
Flutter mobile applications are primarily coded using the Dart programming language; especially the more advanced features of the Dart language. However, other languages such as C++, C, and Skia Graphics Engine plays some roles in Google’s Flutter 1.0. Mobile apps built with Flutter can function across platforms especially Android, iOS and Google Fuchsia.
The Google team that developed Flutter decided to use Dart as its language for several reasons which include the following:
- Dart provides support for any native app you might be developing irrespective of the operating system you’re targeting. Dart is, therefore, said to be a compiler that is ahead of time rather than Just-in-Time compilers which compile as the program run during execution.
- Dart also allows faster mobile app development cycles. This is because Dart also incorporates Just-in-time compilation. So, Flutter software can allow hot reload since it can easily compile updates thereby allowing an app to be tested and improved upon in a record time.
- Dart offers safety type to developers especially to those who are familiar with and have used Java and C# languages. With the prior knowledge of Java and C#, a developer using Dart should feel at home using the tool for the development of mobile applications.
To get started using Flutter, Flutter.io some important details. The key steps in using Flutter include downloading the SDK and afterward create a path to use the tool.