When a business is considering a hybrid mobile application project, it may be daunted by the what appears to be the complexity and expense of developing a cross-platform mobile application development. As with any other subject, if you want to consider your options, you first need to understand the possibilities and what support and strengths each of these options may provide. In this article, we will first summarize the various ways a business can approach cross-platform hybrid mobile apps. Then we will dive into the Flutter framework for mobile app development with three things to know about the Google offering and how it supports cross-platform mobile application development.
‘Flutter provides a rich development environment that is used by a large community of mobile application developers and is suitable for all types of hybrid mobile application development and cross-platform mobile application development projects.’
Here are the various ways in which your business might approach a hybrid mobile application and cross-platform development project.
Xamarin: Build your mobile app using an open-source environment that is suitable for watchOS, macOS, Android, iOS, tvOS, Window (.NET, C#).
Facebook React Native: An open source mobile application development framework.
Ionic Framework: An open-source SDK designed to support cross-platform, hybrid mobile application development.
Google Flutter: This mobile app development framework is open-source and designed to create apps for mobile, web, and desktop using one code base.
Now that you have the overview of options, let’s dive into the Google Flutter framework.
Here are three things to know about Google Flutter and cross-platform mobile application development
What is the Flutter Framework?
Flutter is a Google open-source mobile user interface (UI) SDK framework. It is used to build cross-platform, hybrid mobile application solutions for Android and iOS and its features enable a multi-platform development process using existing code in Dart language to support mobile application development.
What Are Some Benefits of Flutter?
Many mobile application developers have embraced Flutter for hybrid mobile application development. It leverages a single code base and the Google 2D rendering engine to develop impressive visuals and to perform unit and functionality tests, create a user interface. It includes a rapid development environment, fast rendering and theme options.
What are Some Features of the Flutter Tool?
The product has been around since 2017 and it is stable. It is an open-source environment that is accessible to all developers. It leverages C, C++ and Dart languages and supports desktop, web and mobile application development. There are several developer support forums accessible for feedback and information about the use of Flutter in mobile application development, including GitHub and Slack. The Flutter tools are used by a large percentage of mobile application developers.
Flutter provides a rich development environment that is used by a large community of mobile application developers and is suitable for all types of hybrid mobile application development and cross-platform mobile application development projects.
‘Here we focus on the Flutter framework for mobile app development with three things to know about the Google offering and how it supports cross-platform mobile application development.’
Find out more about Cross-Platform Hybrid Mobile Application Development and options for this type of project in our article, ‘Cross-Platform Mobile App Development: 3 Things You Should Know About Ionic Framework.’
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