Flutter. Pros and cons
So this article is about Flutter. Flutter is a framework for building mobile applications developed and promoted by Google. This platform allows you to compile the created project for Android OS and for iOS, so you do not need to create two different versions of the same app for these OSs. The technology is actively advertised by Google, gradually gains popularity, and, most likely, will continue to crowd out other currently used tools for development (React Native, Xamarin). So let’s consider the main pros and cons of the platform:
|This is a cross-platform technologyActive development. Flutter uses Dart programming language. The result is the graphical interface and operational logic in the native application.All the important libraries are here at your service, and the new ones are constantly being released.Own graphics engine. In Android, logic, and interface are separated: the logic is set by the code, and the interface is set by the layout in XML. In Flutter, all of this is set using code.The interface can be easily split into separate modules. Here you can break screens into individual components. In fact, any block of nested interface elements can be moved into a separate widget in just a couple of steps, and it is much easier than creating custom views and fragments.||The final installation package is larger since it includes the Dart virtual machine. It has got its own graphics engine and draws the interface.The interface is described with code, which makes the border between system logic and designs much thinner.Fewer libraries (and information) compared to native developmentInstability (recently came out of the beta version). Obviously, with the new framework, you have considerably fewer libraries at your disposal (compared to other technologies). However, there are enough libraries for the majority of cases in Flutter, and they appear literally day by day.|
Flutter has a number of advantages over the competitors. These advantages are built into the programming language and development toolkit that enables Flutter to address issues and weaknesses that other technologies fail to address. Designed to build high-performance applications in record time, Flutter helps developers avoid so many problems that it’s hard to list them all in one post. To fully appreciate this application development platform, you need to put it to the test yourself. We hope you now understand why experienced developers choose Flutter for their projects.