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What is Flutter?

Discover what Flutter is and why it's an increasingly popular choice for mobile app development in our latest blog

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Flutter is a mobile app development framework created by Google. It allows developers to build natively compiled applications for mobile, web, and desktop from a single codebase. This means that developers can use Flutter to create apps that can run on both iOS and Android devices, as well as on the web and even on desktop platforms like Windows and Mac.

One of the main reasons why developers, like ours here at CoreBlue, choose to use Flutter is its ability to create high-quality, visually appealing apps. Flutter uses the Dart programming language, which allows developers to create smooth, responsive, and highly customizable user interfaces. This makes it possible for developers to create apps that look and feel native to each platform, without sacrificing performance or aesthetics.

Another reason we use Flutter is its strong emphasis on developer productivity. Flutter includes a rich set of tools and features that help developers quickly and efficiently build, test, and deploy their apps. For example, Flutter includes a hot reload feature that allows developers to see the results of their code changes instantly, without having to manually stop and restart the app. This makes it easy for our developers to iterate on their designs and quickly fix bugs, resulting in faster development times and a more seamless user experience.

Flutter also has a strong community of developers and contributors who are constantly working to improve the framework and its ecosystem of libraries and plugins. This means that developers who choose to use Flutter can access a wide range of pre-built components and libraries that can help them quickly and easily add common features to their apps. For example, developers can use Flutter to easily add support for device sensors, cameras, and other hardware, as well as to integrate with popular cloud services and APIs.

In addition to these advantages, Flutter also has a number of features that make it well-suited for building enterprise-grade apps. For example, Flutter includes support for integration with existing backend systems, as well as support for secure authentication and data encryption. This makes it possible for developers to build robust, scalable apps that can handle large amounts of data and users while maintaining high levels of security and reliability.

Given these benefits, it's easy to see why we choose to use Flutter to build mobile apps for our clients. With its ability to create high-quality, visually appealing apps, strong emphasis on developer productivity, and support for enterprise-grade features, Flutter offers a powerful and versatile framework for building mobile apps that can meet the needs of a wide range of clients and users. Whether our clients are looking to build consumer-facing apps, enterprise-grade apps, or something in between, Flutter provides the tools and features they need to build the best possible mobile experience for our users.

Read our Flutter Case Study - World leading mobile banking app for Rwanda’s largest commercial bank.

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