What Is Flutter And Its Pros And Risk For App Owners

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Is Flutter good for mobile app development ? What essentials are need to be known by app owners , product owners and everyone who is involved in developing a mobile app through Flutter .

Google I/O 2018 fortunately dedicated very much of its attention to Flutter . Almost 25 % of all Google task will refer to this SDK. As technology is chaining on fast scale , apps on Google Play keep on increasing which are developed by using Flutter , and we may say its just the beginning of something great .

Flutter is trending technology and is getting hotter day by day due to its highly demandable usage . So in case you are an app development company involved in developing or improving mobile application , you should be aware about what Flutter is and its Pros and Cons .

What Is Flutter ?

Flutter is Google mobile app SDK , with inbuilt frameworks , widgets and tools facilitating developers to build and deploy visual attractive fast mobile apps on both Android and iOS platforms . Refer official Flutter Website

Flutter is a medium by which a cross platform mobile app can be developed , instead of developing with android and iOS versions of apps separately .

What  Flutter uuis giving us :

  • The very first thing is it’s free and open source .
  • The complete Flutter is based on Dart – which is object oriented programming language which is really very easy to learn .
  • Flutter provide its own customised widgets which gives highly performable and customisable engine .
  • Flutter has a widget known as rick widget which aids in creating own custom designing .
  • Due to the above given features and high performance , it is becoming the serious competitors for React Native and Native App development .

Now lets have a quick look at pros and cons of Flutter !

Top advantages of using Flutter for Mobile App Owners :

When it comes to mobile app development , cost on the basis of time together with awesome UI is all this matters . Lets look at some of the advantages of using Flutter as development language :

    1. Faster Code Writing  : Developers use Flutter for faster code writing and more dynamically app development process . One of the best thing that a coder can do is they can check the changes done in the code straight away in app ! This is called the hot reload which usually takes a milli second and helps codes to fix bugs and see changes on the spot .and thus enabling them to experiment faster .  Hot reload  is a feature offering designers and developers to check the changes and animation on the spot  . Whereas when talking about the native app development , the projects takes usually minutes to build , and developer has to usually wait for every single change .
    2. One single code for both Android and iOS platform : Yes its possible . Developers has to write just one set of codes for both Android and iOS platform thus saving huge cost of investment and thereby decreasing app development cost. But in case you want to differentiate between 2 app , then you can do that also. 
    3. Testing time reduces : It is obvious that if you have same app for 2 platform , the testing time for developers reduces as they have to test only once thereby proving quality assurance faster .
    4. Faster Apps :Flutter built apps are faster and does not hang while scrolling down or so and thus gives us faster performance .
    5. Design loveable by everyone : Flutter is designed in such a way that it allows coders to customise the existing widgets together with designing the existing widgets . Want to see the list of Flutter widget availability , quickly check it out here .

Cons Of Using Flutter

    1. Still in beta version : Flutter offered by Google is still in beta version , the most recent beta version is launched in April , 2018 which is called Flutter Beta 2 . This actually means Flutter team have not launched any stable version of Flutter and hence may require lot of changes in coding in near future if we launch the mobile app on Flutter as of now . Flutter team has recently said in press release ” We will continue to add improvements on the basis of users feedback and some of the key features are still not available for deployment .
    2. Libraries and Support Impressive – But still not optimised completely for native app development : Although Flutter is impressive technology and Google has not left any mark in providing helpful libraries but the fact is flutter is still new and not every functionality which you need can be found on these libraries . This means it may be really time consuming in case you need to develop custom module for any specific need .

Winklix Recommendation And Wrap Up

In our opinion , Flutter has more advantages for business as well as development team than risk , but we must wait for the stable version for release for building an outstanding mobile app that fits your custom mobile app 

needs and requirement for both android and iOS versions . We are not sure when we can get the stable release version  , but may be we have to wait for just some another months to get the stable release version of Flutter.

If you have used flutter , suggestion and comments are always welcomed . We wish you a good luck with Flutter .

An Ideation Framework For Creative App Development Ideas

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One of the most interesting phase in mobile app development is ideation phase , wherein you can get the whole new opportunity of exploring endless possibilities and going wild with your ideas and innovative thinking .

Ideas can come along from just another neighbour home . But when it comes to mobile app development , application development is not limited to only one side scenarios . Instead it has lots of different mythologies and brainstorming techniques that act as an helping hand to make your app unique .

Few of the techniques for creating an awesome mobile app using ideation framework are discussed below :

Organising Workshop For Ideation

The early way to explore your ideas is to organise workshop to discuss your app development ideas with app development team . Obviously there is no other better option than choosing a right mobile app development company as they have a perfect team of designers and developers who purely understand your app development idea .

Ideation workshop are always proven beneficial and creative as the whole team will get to know about your creative idea , can discuss the possibilities and separate the imaginary part which is limited to technical feasibility . Generally the outcome of the workshop is very much creative as the idea has been explored to number of developers and designers who are expert in making mobile app and can give their suggestion to make an awesome app .

It is always advisable to spend some spare time for preparing of workshop before organising a successful workshop . You must research deeply on your idea , and should speak in a way that is understandable to all . Questioning in between speaking of idea , and getting feedback at the end is always advisable .

Go For A NUF Test

NUF stands for New , Useful and Feasible .This test plays an important role is making decision of what is good or bad . The test identifies weak and stronger point which can later be developed with utmost care .

The very first thing that anyone can go is deeply collecting ideas and then asking everyone in the organisation including developers and general person to vote for the same . Getting a view point from the whole organisation will give you a positive atmosphere and at the same time you can also get an idea about how your app will be going to perform like .

Go WireFraming

Once the ideation process gets completed , you must develop an rough sketch of your app idea . As soon as you are done with rough sketch , you much go on with wireframe .

If you are thinking that wireframe is all about the look and feel of mobile app , then you are absolutely wrong . Wireframe is all about functioning of app and not looks of the app . Wireframe much be done with expert person as it plays a crucial role in solid layout .

And that’s how me work at Winklix , one of the top mobile app development company present globally around the world . We have proven track record of delivering rock awesome mobile application – the app that gets features in app stores . In case you are looking for app developers , contact us now .