Well, in the previous part of the Flutter series, we have discussed the basic introduction of the platform plus its few features and benefits. Previously, we wrapped around the topic of the programming language of Flutter called Dart. So, if you haven’t used Dart ever, then don’t worry as it’s very easy to adopt the language. You can easily get the grasp of the Dart with the help of solid documentation and online tutorials.
Okay, so talking about the architectural foundation of the Flutter, it is based on the C++ engine which is further comprised of Skia. The framework is designed on this engine that is compromised of the various widgets, animations, rendering, etc.
How To Setup Flutter Editor?
So, let’s get started with the tutorial on making the apps using the Flutter. To set up the app using the Flutter, you first need to install the following things:
Flutter SDK. This includes Flutter’s engine, widgets, tools, and the Dart SDK.
IDE. The next in line, you have to install the various IDEs that are supported by the Flutter. Flutter support IDEs like Android Studio, IntelliJ, VS Code, etc. If you don’t want to install following IDEs, then you can work with the command line also.
Plugins. According to your IDEs support, you have to install different Flutter and Dart plugins in your system.
Problems Solved By Flutter
Flutter has been considered a revolutionary app development platform. So, before further discussing the Flutter architecture process, let’s first consider the problems sorted out by Flutter.
- The app developers and app development companies waste their lots of resources in hiring the separate app development teams for Android and iOS apps. They have to spend double money on the creation of different platform apps.
- Different platforms have different UIs and this is a major problem for developers to not only untangle the UIs mess but also to design a different code base for each platform. Because the main logic of every platform UI is polar opposite from each.
Solutions Offered By Flutter
The above-mentioned problems can be solved by the Flutter in the blink of an eye. Like:
- Flutter provides the native app experience for the both Android and iOS apps in the one platform. That mean app development companies can hire one development and it will design the Android and iOS apps both for them. This way app developers can save lots of money on the man-force. And, moreover, the lots of time can be saved as two native apps are being designed in the time of one app. So, flutter gives speed and saves lots of resources.
- Flutter has a special feature called Hot Reload to untangle the numerous developer’s mess. By running changes in milliseconds, the UI can be designed in an incredibly fast way, saving the time of the designers and the developers. Changing the color of a page or an icon can seem too trivial for developers, yet is of utmost importance for designers.
So, developers, now you can’t give an excuse to your clients about the cross-platform app development because Flutter has totally resolved this issue.
Big Daddy’s Of Flutter
Numerous big names of the industry have been relying on Flutter for their big projects. Such as Hamilton Musical, Alibaba, AppTree, Abbey Road, etc has already in working with the Flutter. And, out of these all Google is the big name who has used Flutter in the numerous projects. Flutter has been used to build Google’s mobile sales tool app and also the Store Manager app for Google Shopping Express.
So, to design your own app using Flutter, stay connected as in the third part, we are about to discuss the basic Flutter codes.