We’re delighted to introduce our latest release of Flutter, with extensive support for iOS 14 and Android 11. Flutter 1.22 builds on the foundation set by previous releases by enabling developers to build fast, beautiful user experiences for multiple platforms from a single codebase. Our quarterly stable releases package the latest features, performance improvements, and bug fixes, and are suitable for broad production use.
Since this is the season for new mobile OS versions, this release focuses on ensuring that Android 11 and iOS 14 work great with Flutter. Updates for both of these OSes include a lot of under-the-hood work to conform to the latest SDKs and to make sure everything passes our extensive test suite. For iOS 14, this release includes support for the new Xcode 12, new icons, and preview support for the new iOS 14 App Clips feature. …
Our mission is to provide developers with an open source, high-productivity framework for building beautiful, native apps on any platform. So far, we’ve shipped production-quality support for Android and iOS, with eight stable releases and over 100,000 apps shipped to the Google Play Store alone. We continue to broaden our focus to include other platforms including web, macOS, and Linux. Today, we’re pleased to announce an additional target for Flutter with the alpha release of Flutter support for Windows.
Windows remains a popular choice for desktop and laptop devices, with Microsoft reporting over one billion active devices running Windows 10. Our own statistics show that over half of all Flutter developers use Windows, so it’s a natural target for Flutter. Native desktop support opens up a variety of exciting possibilities for Flutter, including improved developer tooling, reduced friction for new users, and of course apps that can reach any device a user might have from a single codebase. …
As always, our goal is to make developers successful on Flutter regardless of the platform you’re targeting. Since the announcement of iOS 14 in June, we’ve been working on adding new features to Flutter that support this release, including updates to support Xcode 12, as well as adding new features and improvements to support iOS 14.
If your iOS 14 app uses
TextFormField, you’ll want to make sure that it’s built with Flutter 1.20 or later to ensure that your users are not bothered by unnecessary clipboard notification messages, as per Apple’s updated clipboard policy.
Otherwise, existing production apps will run just fine on your end-users’ iOS 14 devices. However, if you’re upgrading your development phone to iOS 14 today and want to continue to use it with Flutter, you have two choices. …