Flutter.io? How we made 2 apps in 2 months with it

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Jul 10, 2018 · 4 min read
Our team at Tysnesfest last year
Flutter Demo

Our concerns about Flutter were:

  • The age of Flutter (Alpha (v0.0.6) / May 2017; 1 year ago)
  • A lot of issues in GitHub and lack of information on Stack Overflow
  • A slow UI speed on complex screens
  • Integration with native external libraries

The good part of Flutter:

  • Flutter has lightweight components — you can easily compose them into what you need)
  • Since Flutter uses AOT Dart language the speed is many times increased — you don’t need JS bridge for reactive views
  • it’s 80% ready for cross-platform mobile app development (one code for 2 platforms — iOS & Android)
  • reduced time for UI and Business Logic on Flutter

All in all we are quite happy with the results and it took us less than 2 months!

Our final thoughts on Flutter

If business needs to get cross-platform app in a limited time, go ahead and use Flutter — it’s a good solution. Hint: if you don’t like any of the native components in Flutter, take a look into its’ source code and get inspired to write your own.

For inspiration:

Here’s a cool Youtube channel of a guy called Matt Carroll who recently joined Flutter Core team, who does a very inspiring job: he takes designs from Dribbble and put it in Flutter — https://bit.ly/2KG7DvC . It could be also a nice starting point for your journey, take a look at Fluttery.



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