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Flutter Development

Mobile app use – and therefore mobile app development – has exploded over the last decade and is showing no signs of slowing down. In 2018 statistics indicate that the global revenue form mobile apps globally was $365.2 billion. Nothing to be sneezed at, but as the same statistics predict that by 2022 that revenue will have risen to $808.7 billion you can see that it’s far from too late to reap the benefits a mobile app can offer to you and your business.

As the demand for, and usage of, mobile apps continues to increase so do users expectations of what they should be able to offer them. Today’s app users are looking for speed, ease of navigation, great visuals and an app that does not hog too much of their device’s resources.

 

For mobile app developers that obviously presents a number of challenges, calling for the use of the best technologies to fulfill those desires. One of the solutions we make use of is Flutter.

What is Flutter?

Flutter is a mobile app development kit developed and maintained by Google. While Google are most closely aligned with the Android platform in the mobile space it might surprise you to learn that Flutter was created to allow developers like the NovaFlip team create cross platform mobile apps, offering a way to get a new app into the hands – and onto the devices – of as many users as possible and offer a great experience to them all.

Why the NovaFlip Team Uses - And Loves - Flutter

Cross-Platform Compatibility

Maybe you are under the impression that Google and Apple don't 'play well' together, but that's often not the case, and Flutter is a great example. Flutter was created by Google developers to serve app developers who need to create an app, using a single code, that functions as well on iOS devices as it does the Google-centric Android.

Helpful Hot Reload

If you are commissioning a mobile app you want your chosen app developer to create it as quickly as possible while ensuring that it functions as well as it needs to. The hot reload feature offered in Flutter allows developers like the NovaFlip team to do that. This feature allows us to see every change we make within seconds of making it. Every tweak, new feature or fix applied can be viewed in seconds. This immediate, real time feedback allows us to work faster and with more precision, something that we love and you will too.

Great Preformance

As we mentioned, users demands for apps to do more are increasing, and Flutter helps app developers create high performance apps they love. Flutter's engineering and architecture can provide a performance level of 60 or 120 frames per second on mobile devices capable of 120Hz screen refresh rates. In layman's terms that means that it allows mobile app developers to create apps that are super responsive and very user-friendly.

How NovaFlip Uses Flutter

The NovaFlip mobile app development team are very well versed in – and are big fans of – Flutter to aid in custom mobile app development. It’s just one of the tools we use though, and it’s not the right choice for every project.

 

This realisation is one of the things that sets us apart from other mobile app development companies. We do not work on the basis that mobile app development is a one size should be made to fit all prospect. Every app we create is unique to the client, and if Flutter is not the best option we won’t use it, we’ll use something that is the right choice instead.

 

Ready to discuss what a mobile app custom created for you and your business would look like, and whether Flutter would work for it? Contact us today.

FAQs

The toolset for Flutter is very efficient  to use when developing mobile apps, especially as it is a very fast process to make changes and see the results on the device.

While Flutter will produce apps on iOS and android that have a similar look and feel, one of the things that sets Flutter apart is that the results always look fantastic out of the box. A rich set of built in controls allows us to design and develop stunning apps that run flawlessly.

Yes, because it will enable you to make an MVP for iOS  and Android you can release into the wild to gain critical user feedback, then we will be able to iterate on this at the lowest possible effort and cost.

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For general purposes there will be absolutely no recognisable speed difference to the end user.