Fluttering Up

Flutter 2020: The State of Cross-Platform

Promises (almost) delivered

Constantin Stan
Mar 27, 2020 · 9 min read
Flutter cross-platform promises: mobile, web, and desktop
Flutter cross-platform promises: mobile, web, and desktop
Flutter cross-platform promises: mobile, web, and desktop

The promise

Flutter, at this stage, is very capable and promises to become the go-to solution for cross-platform software development.

Delivered

Flutter channels:
master
dev
beta
* stable
The OUTPUT tab after successfully creating a Flutter project
The OUTPUT tab after successfully creating a Flutter project
The OUTPUT tab after successfully creating a Flutter project

Mobile

4 connected devices:AndroidDevice 
• 94dcba0c
• android-arm64
• Android 10 (API 29)
iOSDevice
• 000507e0a52252f43eaa151dcbc4ebfa52bd92f0
• ios
• iOS 13.3.1
Chrome
• chrome
• web-javascript
• Google Chrome 80.0.3987.149
Web Server
• web-server
• web-javascript
• Flutter Tools
Flutter sample app running on an Android device
Flutter sample app running on an Android device
Flutter sample app running on an Android device
Flutter sample app running on an iOS device
Flutter sample app running on an iOS device
Flutter sample app running on an iOS device

Web

The sample app running in Microsoft Edge & Internet Explorer 11, Opera, Chrome, Firefox, and Safari browsers
The sample app running in Microsoft Edge & Internet Explorer 11, Opera, Chrome, Firefox, and Safari browsers
The sample app running in Microsoft Edge & Internet Explorer 11, Opera, Chrome, Firefox, and Safari browsers

Warning: Flutter’s support for web development is not stable yet and hasn’t been thoroughly tested in production environments.

Desktop

3 connected devices:macOS      
• macOS
• darwin-x64
• Mac OS X 10.15.3 19D76
Chrome
• chrome
• web-javascript
• Google Chrome 80.0.3987.149
Web Server
• web-server
• web-javascript
• Flutter Tools
Flutter sample app running on macOS
Flutter sample app running on macOS
Flutter sample app running on macOS

Warning: macOS, although is the most developed of the desktop platforms, is still in alpha.

3 connected devices:Windows      
• Windows
• windows-x64
• Microsoft Windows [Version 10.0.18362.720]
Chrome
• chrome
• web-javascript
• Google Chrome 80.0.3987.149
Web Server
• web-server
• web-javascript
• Flutter Tools
Flutter sample app running on Windows
Flutter sample app running on Windows
Flutter sample app running on Windows

Warning: The current Windows shell is an early technical preview. The APIs for the final embedding may be significantly different from the current API surface.

1 connected device:Linux      
• Linux
• linux-x64
• Linux
Flutter sample app running on Linux (Ubuntu)
Flutter sample app running on Linux (Ubuntu)
Flutter sample app running on Linux (Ubuntu)

Warning: The current Linux shell is a GLFW placeholder, to allow early experimentation. The APIs for the final shell will be radically different from the current implementation.

Wrap-up

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