why use flutter

Flutter - why is it good for your start-up?

Mateusz, Flutter Developer

Are you wondering about starting your project in Flutter technology?
Regardless, whether you’re CTO, TechLead or occupy another position in your company where you make decisions about future projects, this article can help you get knowledge about the advantages of Flutter technology. 

What is Flutter?

Simply speaking, Flutter is a cross-platform tool intended for creating Android and iOS apps from a single code base by using a modern, reactive framework.
“Cross-platform, modern, single code for both platforms.” Seems great, but I would like to explain what’s behind this word.

Before you start reading you can check what kind of applications are made based on Flutter technology at these links - https://Flutter.dev/showcase.
Additionally, you can see our projects build in Flutter:

  1. eTABU 
  2. Wyprawka - do szpitala i domu 
  3. eSeconds 

If you will have questions feel free to contact me on my email: mateusz.ficek@softnauts.com

What is a framework?

The framework is best described as a structure of a certain project, which helps in developing it from start to ready, working product. Apart from the planning aspect, the framework also has a different meaning.

In programming, it can be seen as an environment and a set of elements on the basis of which a given product will be created. It is software that makes programming simple by providing developers with ready resources.

This means that the product is not created from scratch. Instead, it is based on ready and reliable solutions matched to the needs of a given project. The framework also allows the code to be more structured and makes it easier to test it and fix bugs in it.

We can get back to Flutter advantages

Reduced Code Development Time

That aspect is vital when you want to build a mobile application on Android and iOS platforms. Let us assume that will be made by Android and iOS developers. Due to that, your whole creating cost of these applications will be twice as expensive - as you have to pay two programmers for their work. The Flutter situation is different because your projects for both platforms will be written by one developer.

Adapting one graphic layout on the Android/iOS platform can take an eternity. Flutter allows you to check immediately all changes, even without rebuilding the entire application. That function makes application development much faster.

All these factors make Flutter faster, simpler, and less problematic.

Increased Time-to-Market Speed

Flutter prides itself on increased time-to-market speed. It has its own rich library of components. This can be applied across different platforms and operating systems. The developers don’t need to write platform-specific codes, which reduces the number of working hours needed for development. This is a huge advantage for the business! In other words, Flutter can significantly reduce the costs of the process.

Own Rendering Engine

Flutter allows you to do much stuff with your apps that aren’t available on other platforms. Obviously, it requires the framework to be pretty powerful. In fact, most of the points presented above wouldn’t be possible without a high-performance cross-platform rendering engine. Flutter uses Skia for rendering itself onto a platform-provided canvas. Because of the engine, UI built-in Flutter can be launched on virtually any platform. Putting it differently, you no longer have to adjust UI to transfer it to a platform, which simplifies the development process hugely.

There are some things that pose a drastic value for a business. These are the stability of a platform, its performance, a wide talent pool, and the guarantee of successful further tech/product development and improvement. The reason is that issues and flaws in a platform or technology in any of the listed aspects provoke the occurrence of risks, along with direct and indirect financial losses for your company. From this point of view, Flutter lowers risks for your business:

  • No problems with product development are likely to occur since Google is creating Fuchsia OS, which works with Flutter just fine
  • Using Flutter won’t cause you trouble finding engineers because there are already so many fans among Android developers in the community. 
  • Ease of integration: the list of global companies using Flutter keeps extending with such representatives as Alibaba, Google Ads, AppTree, Reflect, and My Leaf, which is proof of Flutter’s uncompromised quality.
  • All these aspects make Flutter a solution for a business to prevent obstacles to seeking specialists, adjusting to new technologies, and integrating the tool into the system. Compared to the alternative cross-platform approaches available, Flutter poses minimal risks to a business and, therefore, is worth being the number one choice for your business.

So Why Try Flutter? 

Let’s briefly go through the most outstanding advantages of the framework:

  • the app UI and logic don’t change depending on the platform
  • faster code development
  • increased time-to-market speed
  • enormous UI customization potential
  • separate rendering engine
  • no reliance on platform-specific UI components
  • suitable for any target platform
  • minimizes the risks and losses for your business

Basically, Flutter is the quickest way to deliver a well-performing cross-platform mobile application. I can obviously tell that it’s just a matter of time when Flutter will officially become the ultimate cross-platform UI framework.

Flutter is the tool from which we draw the best when creating cross-platform applications. See what we can offer your business in the following landing page:


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