Flutter: A Breakthrough in Cross-Platform App Development
Would you like to develop and launch a new app (or improve an existing app) across multiple platforms – including Android, iOS, MacOS, Linux and Windows desktop – without having to invest time, money and resources into writing individual code for each platform?
If so, then Flutter is the cross-platform solution for you.
At Orient Software, our highly skilled Flutter developers provide a range of services to help bring your app ideas to life.
From concept to completion, we take the time to understand your goals, your vision, and the outcomes you wish to achieve with your app. From there, we take care of the entire development progress, and guide you each step of the way until you are satisfied with the final product.
Most importantly, you also receive post-launch maintenance and updates to ensure your app continues to provide the best possible experience. Want to learn more? Contact us today.
But first, here’s everything you need to know about Flutter, and how it can benefit your bottom line.
What is Flutter?
Put simply, Flutter is a free and open source mobile UI framework created by Google and released in May 2017. Running on Google’s in-house programming language, Dart, Flutter gives you the freedom to build web, server, desktop and mobile applications on a single codebase.
Whether you’d like to launch a new eCommerce store, finance, lifestyle, social or business coaching app, Flutter is powerful and flexible enough to let you develop and launch pretty much any kind of app you like.
Better still, the framework is designed so that, no matter what platform you develop for, the end result will give the app a native look and feel along with fast loading times, smooth performance, and a visually stunning user interface. Plus, there are heaps of libraries and tools to play with, with the number of assets growing daily.
This makes it easy for developers to experiment with the code and customise various facets of the app. As a result, businesses have the ability to deliver a unique-cross platform experience on multiple devices, which enables them to spread greater brand awareness and reach a wider target audience.
Why Flutter is Great For Your Business
While Flutter is not the only cross-platform framework on the market, there are many good reasons why it’s becoming the preferred choice. Here are just a few of them to spark your curiosity:
Why Flutter is Great For Your Business
Since you only have to use one codebase, this greatly reduces the time, money and resources devoted to the development cycle. It also means you only need to QA test one single codebase to ensure it runs flawlessly on each platform. As a result, you can launch your app quickly and reach the market sooner than your competitors.
Thanks to the advanced Hot Reload feature, a tool that lets you see in real-time changes made to your code – without having to reload the app – this makes it easy for the client to fine-tune every aspect of the app, until they love what they see.
Flutter is highly flexible when it comes to reusing code. What this means if, if you use one piece of code to create a cross-platform app, there is a good chance you can repurpose sections of that code to accommodate for a new project. As a result, you can initiate new projects much faster and at a lower cost than if you were to start from scratch.
Easy to Personalise
With access to a vast, ever-expanding library of tools, assets and widgets, it’s easy to personalise the look and feel of your app in a way that suits your business needs. From themes and colours to font styles, animations, assets, user interfaces and more, it’s incredibly simple to develop an app that is unmistakably yours, as opposed to just another imitator.
Enhanced Community Support
Since launching in 2017, the level of documentation and support for Flutter has exploded. Not only is there a wealth of official documentation, but a number of communities devoted to helping others get the most out of Flutter. This means, if the development cycle runs into a speedbump, there’s a strong chance that another developer has documented the solution to that very problem. As a result, the development journey will be far smoother and streamlined.
Want to learn more? Speak to one of our highly skilled Flutter developers today
World’s Fastest Growing Cross Platform Framework
When it comes to app development, you want peace of mind knowing that the tools you use will work and deliver the outcomes you want, no matter how simple or ambitious your idea.
Fortunately, Flutter has been quickly embraced by businesses and developers around the world, resulting in a user base of over 2 million people and powering over 50,000 apps on the Google Play Store.
The variety of these apps covers a broad range of industries too. There are Flutter-powered apps designed for eCommerce, Event Management, Banking and Finance, Health and Fitness, Education, Dating and Sports; to name a few. So, no matter what industry you are in, you can use Flutter to bring your ideas to life.
This also applies to different platforms. According to statistics, 60% of users are developing with Windows, 27% for macOS and 13% for Linux. What does this mean for you? Whether you plan to launch on a mobile or desktop platform, Flutter lets you launch on multiple platforms at once – giving you a huge competitive advantage.
Embraced by World Leading Companies
What do Google … Alibaba … Nubank … Remini … and Grab Holdings have in common? They all use Flutter to power their apps in one way or another.
For Alibaba’s second-hand trading platform Xianyu, their main reason for using Flutter as due to the speed of deployment. Or, more specifically, Flutter enabled the team to bring product detail pages online as quickly as possible. Furthermore, Flutter outperformed other cross-platform SDK’s in terms of speed and page loading times, resulting in a better user experience overall.
Secondly is Realtor.com, an application that provides updated listings in real time to help customers find the home of their dreams. Aside from providing listings, the app also lets users personalise their applications, which makes it easier for developers and property managers to screen and approve applicants.
Last, but not least, is the Google Ads app, which allows users to view their campaign stats on Android and iOS devices. It also provides real-time alerts and notifications, so that campaign
Managers can act on meaningful suggestions to improve their campaign, edit or remove keywords, and heaps more.
Bring Your Ideas to Life With Experienced Flutter Developers
Are you planning on launching a new cross-platform app? Making improvements to your existing apps? Regardless of your project size and goals, Orient Software can help realise your digital dreams
Our in-house developers are highly skilled and experienced in the Flutter framework. We have a deep understanding of the framework itself, including its limits and capabilities. Simply put, if you present an idea to us, we can confidently tell you whether it is possible and, if so, what it’ll take to make it happen.
Aside from our expert knowledge and skills, you also benefit from a fully streamlined project management system. Every step of the way, we will listen to your ideas, explain key technical concepts to you – in words you can understand –, and use Flutter to bring fresh, exciting concepts to the table. You will be entirely involved in the creative process from start to end.
Finally, the team will help launch your app across multiple platforms, and provide ongoing support so that it continues to meet your expectations. Whether you have plans to release a new app or enhance your existing apps with new features, Flutter should absolutely be on your radar. This way, your business will be at the forefront of your customer’s minds, delivering an engaging and memorable experience that will outshine the competition.
To bring your Flutter app ideas to life, contact Orient Software today.