Make way for the all-encompassing Flutter

Does Flutter boost developer productivity?

The hyper-connectivity that we witness in the world today, has transpired from the need to be digital. Ever since the boom of apps, brand marketers and developers have been relentlessly working towards creating a superior, digitized experience for the end users that’s also quite seamless.

One for all!

Flutter – the open-source application development toolkit from Google, has indeed brought some good relief to the developers by easing the task of designing applications for iOS, Android, Web & Desktop by using one common code. Yes, you got that right…Flutter can literally create smart, engaging and creative apps for all platforms!

Desktop App Development made easy with Flutter

Flutter provides extensive support to develop native apps for Windows, macOS, or Linux operating systems. It also equips you to work with many plugins that support the Windows, macOS, or Linux platforms. You can either install the existing plugins or tailor make something to suit your brand’s requirements. This implies that the developers can now scale the mobile app to Windows, macOS and Linux based applications, using a single codebase.

Flutter Desktop Embedding

This interesting provision to build high-quality desktop apps, with great platform compatibility and performance, got the developer community hooked on to the concept of “Flutter Desktop Embedding”. It magically allowed them to leverage a comprehensive toolkit to develop proficient native desktop apps, without actually having to learn the new code, language or skills just like a fish takes to water!

Flutter UI/UX Design Capabilities

Developers may easily compare Flutter code to native code without deciphering and executing on a virtual server like javascript UI frameworks because Flutter is built on top of Skia, a 2D graphics engine with hardware acceleration. Flutter distinctive reload capability lets developers immediately see the modifications they made to the code. Due to this, any updates are available to both design professionals in a matter of seconds.

As a result, Flutter-based cross-platforms apps are bug-free and have a superb user experience. In addition, Flutter’s SDK includes several capabilities that help Flutter app developers to create appealing mobile app designs. Flutter can help you develop an excellent UI/UX design in the following areas -

  • White Space

    Transparency in mobile applications design significantly impacts how people perceive your app’s design. When it comes to app design, white space is one of the most crucial factors. It improves the readability of the text and makes the layout easier to scan.You can implement this transition using the Padding widget in Flutter mobile app platform. By adjusting the font size and style, Flutter aligns texts with other components to make them easy to read by users.

  • Icons

    The best usage of icons, photos, and graphics makes a tremendous impact on the appearance of your program and allows you to improve it. When choosing your icon set, remember that it should be simple and easily recognizable. Flutter has an icons class in its toolkit, and other icon packages can also assist you in finding new icons.

  • Typography

    The art or process of arranging type (letters and characters) to make language apparent and stylish refer as typography. How your material is understood and seen is determined by your typeface and it’s critical to consider how you’ll compose the content and how users will consume it. To aid you in doing this, Flutter provides a useful package called Google Fonts, which allows you to use Google Fonts quickly. This bundle includes a wide choice of font types and instructs UX designers on using the best typography strategies to produce effective designs.

  • The use of color

    Color palette selection is an essential aspect of UX design. Color also psychologically affects users’ minds, which is why the color you choose affects how your app feels. Flutter lets you select the proper color palette for your app and define its design.

  • Use of animation

    If you want to offer your mobile app a distinctive and eye-catching touch, animation can help. We are not advocating the usage of high-definition or high-resolution video. Instead, the primary function is how to intensify the design of your app.

Getting Webbed with Flutter

Flutter is truly the most potent, multi-platform framework the developer community could have ever imagined. With Flutter, one can make a splash across the world wide web by customizing the core framework of Flutter in Dart into JavaScript. It allows you to create apps – with the same logic, reasoning and design like in the case of mobile apps made with Flutter. All such prototypes and source files can be further deployed to any web server.

Flutter’s web support is particularly alluring as it allows the user to build high-quality, high-performance, Progressive Web Applications (PWAs) that are well integrated with their environment. Users also get to benefit from the installation and offline support, along with a tailored customer experience (CX).

Flutter makes it very easy to run complex standalone web apps with rich graphics and interactivity to reach and engage users across many devices. It also provides for a web-based delivery model for existing mobile apps and can accordingly be customized.

With minimal technical expertise or any prior knowledge of the language, Flutter on the Web is a hands-on tool for prototyping, whereas deploying static assets to a web host doesn’t seem like a huge task.

It offers an almost concurrent layout, design and user experience across all platforms which can be easily tweaked to perfection as per the respective screen sizes and aspect ratios. It can further be customized for each platform with provisions to include and recognize gestures, mouse overs, hovers and clicks.

Time is Money

More time in hand, does translate into enhanced productivity. In the digitized world, the criticality and timing of an application is quite crucial. Flutter is not just capable enough to build content rich, creative apps, it also allows editing the code on a real-time basis, thus saving the time and efforts required for multiple reviews and leads to enhanced productivity. With such development tools and aids on offer, Flutter eliminates the need to build native apps. Moreover, the teams that help build the cross platform apps can only help us scale these apps across other platforms and this obviously translates into good resource optimization and savings.

With a prototype based, agile framework, Flutter apps do not exactly need any simulator while testing to showcase results based on a particular performing action/command. The developers can very well test the Flutter apps in a browser’s active development environment, for example – Chrome browser. It also is a great option to render and test various layouts to curate the desired superior customer experience.

Bridging the skill-gap in a clever way!

With its mobile-first principle, Flutter also doubles up as a great option for mobile developers to acquire and enhance their skills, first as a mobile developer and then progressing to also become a pro at web-development.

To summarize, in the journey of brand marketing and app development, Flutter is a huge learning curve that not only prepares us to produce feature and performance rich apps for different platforms with a single code, but it also eases the job at hand by offering enough room for creativity and customization. It also brings in great value in terms of experience in building applications for other platforms and devices.

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