Announcing Flutter Release Preview 1

Community momentum builds on the path to release

Tim Sneath
Jun 20, 2018 · 6 min read

Flutter progress since Google I/O

Google I/O last month was something of a celebration for the Flutter team: having reached beta, it was good to meet with many developers who are learning, prototyping, or building with Flutter. Through the various technical sessions, we covered topics like UI design with Flutter and Material, mobile development with Flutter and Firebase, and architectural practices for complex Flutter apps.

Flutter events happening around the world

Announcing Flutter Release Preview 1

Today we’re taking another big step forward, with the immediate availability of Flutter Release Preview 1.

$ flutter upgrade

Tooling for Flutter Release Preview 1

We continue to make significant improvements to Flutter tools, with a new update of the Flutter extension for Visual Studio Code adding a new outline view, statement completion, and the ability to launch emulators directly from Visual Studio Code.

Flutter Studio, a web-based community tool for building Flutter screens

Flutter in China

China has the third largest population of developers using Flutter, after the USA and India. We are hugely appreciative of the local developers who have helped us with China-based mirrors of the pub package site and community-maintained translations of the code labs. A Flutter in China website is now available — launched jointly with the community to help developers in China build their skills.

Flutter in China website

Conclusion

It’s been fun to watch others encounter Flutter for the first time. This article from an iOS developer who has recently completed porting an iOS app to Flutter is a positive endorsement of the project’s readiness for real-world production usage:

Flutter

Flutter is Google's mobile UI framework for crafting high-quality native interfaces on iOS and Android in record time. Flutter works with existing code, is used by developers and organizations around the world, and is free and open source. Learn more at https://flutter.dev

Thanks to Martin Aguinis.

Tim Sneath

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Product Manager for Flutter (a framework for building mobile apps) and Dart (a modern, client-optimized programming language) at Google.

Flutter

Flutter

Flutter is Google's mobile UI framework for crafting high-quality native interfaces on iOS and Android in record time. Flutter works with existing code, is used by developers and organizations around the world, and is free and open source. Learn more at https://flutter.dev