Flutter is the cross-platform solution. We will describe step by step in this blog why the above disadvantages do not apply to Flutter and try to give you an idea of the power of Flutter.
Benefit 1: Unprecedented growth for a secure future
Flutter is a so-called framework from Google, which is taking over the cross-platform world at an extremely fast pace. Google already uses Flutter in many of its own apps (for example, Google Ads) and there are also many big names already using Flutter to speed up their app development:
Google’s latest big talk is largely about Flutter, in short: They plan to conquer the cross-platform world. In addition, Google has regularly indicated its focus on continued development in the coming period.
Benefit 2: Speed and high tech
To get users to stay in the App you will want to exude as much speed as possible. We all know a story that was sprinkled with comments about App speed when the party first went cross-platform.
Flutter is actually a graphical layer capable of producing exactly the same result on different platforms. The developer writes the complete app in one language, which in turn is converted to the native code of the platform itself. As a result, the app feels like it was written completely in its own language.
Benefit 3: Save on energy without compromising
Because of the clever way it’s set up, your phone doesn’t need to refresh the screen relatively much, and you’ll notice that in your phone’s battery consumption. Flutter uses a similar percentage as Native apps in terms of processor and memory, and in some cases will do even better.
Benefit 4: Guaranteed look and feel
The apps will look and feel exactly the same on all platforms. I myself (Sjoerd van den Berg, author of this blog) wrote a complete app which I always tested only on iOS. Later, my boss asked if I could show the Android version. I was able to launch this one right away and it looked exactly the same as on iOS. Best of all, you can vary by platform if desired, should you want to show a different date selection on Android and iOS, for example.
Benefit 5: Unlimited possibilities
Then, should there be something that is so platform-dependent that it is not in Flutter by default, you have the option of writing it in the native language. Then you write a minimal shell in Flutter to call this code and you’re done as a developer. In addition to the standard options already available, there is also a huge list of plugins available which almost always provide you with what you need.
Benefit 6: Stability in continued development
Of course, as soon as updates take place in the cross platform, you don’t want to have to throw out all your code and start over because of the “breaking changes” phenomenon. That, of course, is a financial no-go. Flutter has been stable and backwards compatible since version 1.0, currently (when this was written) we are already on version 2.2 and the apps still look pretty much the same. Google first tests changes on their own apps before making a release, this way they keep the required changes minimal.
Bonus benefit: uninhibited opportunities
As a bonus, since the 2.0 release, there is an option to export to web. So you can now offer a variant of your app to users who don’t want/can’t install the app. In addition, they have come a long way in supporting Windows, Mac and Linux operating systems.