Using Flutter: Pros and Cons for Hybrid App Development

Hybrid App Development

Hummingbird, recently known as Flutter is a Software Development Kit containing various widgets and tools. It's quite popular among app developers as they can create various applications for both Android and iOS platforms. Not to forget, Flutter contains multiple tools and widgets which provide help in seamlessly creating high-quality mobile applications with 0 hassle. 

Hence, if you are looking for cross-platform hybrid app development, flutter would be of help as it contains a mutual codebase for both the operating systems. 

Here are a few things about Flutter that can help you understand the software development kit better:

  • Flutter is much like Dart, an object-oriented programming language.
  • It is an open-source development kit and is fairly easy to use.
  • The platform provides easy-to-follow guidelines under a professional User Interface. Hence, the apps you create will always have a trendy design. 

Google has had a tremendous amount of responsibility in modifying the development kit to be on par with the advent of modern technology. Here are the changes in Flutter through Google I/O 2019:

  • The introduction of Flutter Web, preview version. 
  • Flutter can now release adds support for Chrome application. 

All in all, Flutter is the word for every hybrid app developers when it comes to creating and modifying professional applications. But of course, before using the development kit, here are the lists of the pros and cons of Flutter:

PROS

  • A Single Code for Two Platforms

Flutter allows developers such as you to write just one codebase for your application. The codebase is applicable and compatible with both Android and iOS platforms. 

Flutter's provision for its widgets and designs can help you create your application to be the same for both operating platforms. More so, you can opt to make customizable changes in the application, to make them look unique for their respective platforms. 

  • Quicker Coding

When creating an application, the usability speed, graphics, and animations are every hybrid app developer's most vital contribution. Hence, even if there are minute errors in such details, Flutter helps your designer modify the changes, code the program and test out the prototype for further improvements. And all these activities take just a few seconds with the Hot Reload. Therefore, you can fix bugs and experiment with the application until it suits your needs. 

  • Faster Running Apps

The apps which you create with Flutter can vouch for smoother performance. As the software development kit provides ample space for error fixing and customization options, the applications will have bug-free, quicker usability and task execution. Technical perfection is every developer's wish and Flutter can make such wish come true. 

  • Time-Saving Tests

If you have the same code base for the application on both platforms, any modification update will require lesser time for improvement. Be it a performance test, error fixing or additions to the app, one app, in two platforms will require only one test to solve all issues in a short period. If you hire quality assurance specialists to carry out such tasks, they can benefit from quick check through and fixes. 

  • Attractive Designs

Due to Flutter's provision to help you create more user-friendly widgets, you can always go for attractive UI's which can draw in the customers as long-term users. A good-looking widget might not always be about the right colors but also comfortable usability. For example, allowing for a dark-mode theme for your messaging application will target those who opt for comfortable application visibility. 

  • For Investor Viewing

If you're under a time-crunch before presenting your idea before the investors, Flutter can be of immense help. Flutter can help hybrid app developers build a product in no time, especially if it's to be compatible with all operating platforms. 

If your investor has a proper understanding of your application's usability on both Android and iOS platforms, there are chances of profitable opportunities in your near future.

  • Similar App look for Old devices

If you build a mobile application through flutter, your app will look the same even for older devices and operating systems. Not to forget, it will also provide the exact UI for your customer so everyone can enjoy and benefit from your app. Hence, be it an old iPhone or the new Android tab, your application can fit in all devices' operations. 

Cons

  • Support Libraries

Although Flutter has become more popular with its increased usability, there are certain issues where you might not find the implementation of much-needed functionalities. Such information is not available in the libraries which might come in handy for all app developers such as you. 

Of course, there is still time for upgrades on this newly-developed software development tool. 

  • Support for TVs

We've seen the rise in demand for Android and Apple TVs. With more people opting for Android and Apple TVs for Streaming Application Services such as Netflix and Prime, there is a rising demand for such more apps. 

Unfortunately, Flutter's framework does not support TV services. Hence, to comply with such commands, you might need to depend on other toolkits. 

Similar Articles

Software Applications

How important is it for you to detect flaws in your early product development life-cycle? Wanna save your organization from bearing heavy financial losses? Then you must have qualified testers in your QA team or may hire services of independent software testing companies to make your application bug-free in early software development life-cycle.

IoT Revolutionizing Travel Industry

At this point, it is genuinely impossible for one not to have heard about the Internet of Things (IoT). After all, it is among the most potent technologies to have emerged on the scene in the recent past. How do we know?

 Pen Tests

With changing customer preferences and evolving network technologies, enterprises need to strengthen their network security. Cyber-attackers identify new and sophisticated ways to breach a business’s networks, systems, or applications.

corn field

Agrochemical companies in India are developing rapidly. The importance of crop protection products in Indian Agriculture is enormous because they are believed as an important tool to increase the yield and protect the crops

How to Keep Your Open Source LMS Data Protected from Unauthorized Access

One of the most important concerns of business organizations is that of their data safety. Since almost all the organizations have some types of sensitive information that needs careful handling, it is crucial to adopt a secured data safety measure that can help to restrict any unauthorized access to the data and keep the hackers at bay

automation testing

Whenever we develop a software or application, it is essential to test whether the actual output is the same, as expected by the end-user. Traditionally, manual testing is done where software developers and testers needed to invest their time and effort physically

Selenium Automated Testing Tool: An Comprehensive Overview Of It

Today, technology has provided us numerous options and solutions; we have to choose the best based on our requirements. Most of the options have become obsolete, we use it for a short duration of time, and again new technology replaces it with amazing solutions

Why is SSL Certificate Essential for Your Website?

Are you looking for ways to secure your website from malicious attackers? Do you want to gain customer trust? Do you wish to build your brand reputation? Is your site not ranking high in search engines? An SSL certificate can be your answer.

6 Best Online Courses of Machine Learning to Start With the Basics Today

The best way to start learning today has become easier than ever, with plenty of online courses offered online. Students can start learning the best concepts without having to leave their homes and at the utmost comfort.