is an open-source mobile SDK developer created by Google that allows the
unification of app developers into a single codebase, building branded apps for
multiple platforms. The first version of flutter was known as the codename
"Sky" has been around since 2015 when Google introduced it and
remained in the beta stage before its official launch in December 2018.
then, flutter is now the top 11 software
repos based on GitHub stars, and the buzz around flutter has been growing
stronger. Google has finally released its flutter version 2.0 - the newest version
of its open-source UI toolkit for building portable apps on March 3. The next
generation of flutter, built for the web, mobile, and desktop is an open-source
UI development kit helps app developers use the same codebase to build
apps for ios, android, windows, macOS, Linux, and the web. With this upgrade, Google
not just maximized the features of a flutter but also helping developers to think
about building apps, starting not with the platform they're targeting but
rather with the experience they want to create. In flutter 2, Google has
broadened flutter features from a mobile framework to a portable framework to
run on a wide variety of different platforms with little or no change.
Customers from all around the world are using flutter, including 10 innovative
apps such as Google ads (utility), Alibaba (e-commerce), reflecting (lifestyle),
etc. Building on the portability of
dart, the power of the web platform, and the flexibility of the Flutter
framework, it also gives web experiences targeting browsers like edge, safari,
firefox, or chrome. In addition to this, flutter 2.0 can also be easily
embedded in TVs, cars, and smart home appliances, giving the most portable and
pervasive experience for an encompassing computing world.
new in flutter 2.0?
Let’s look at some of the technical changes
to flutter that is added as part of the release of flutter 2.0 to see what is
new in this Google's cross-platform UI toolkit, and how it targets developers
across all platforms, keep reading!
Flutter 2.0 introduces production-quality
support as the single largest announcement. In the earlier version of flutter,
the web platform was document-centric. But,
web support is now available on the stable channel, offering an app-centric framework that builds on the power of the modern web platform and
APIs, encompassing the sophisticated applications consisting of
hardware-accelerated 2d and 3d graphics with paint APIs and flexible layout.
While you can do a lot on the web, flutter’s web support focuses on three app
scenarios in particular:
Single page apps (spas)
Progressive web apps (PWA's)
Bringing current flutter mobile apps to the
In the last months, Google added a new canvas kit-based render made with web assembly concerning progress on performance
optimization. Moreover, they added web-specific features like text autofill,
control over address bar URLs and routing, PWA manifests interactive
scrollbars, and keyboard shortcuts to offer the best web platform.
2.0 on desktops, foldable, and embedded devices
Beyond traditional mobile devices and the
web, there have been many enhancements to bring the best of flutter 2.0,
stretching out to other device types, and enhancing flutter’s portability. To
start with, Google had partnered with
ubuntu maker canonical to bring Linux desktop app support to its flutter
developer contributing code to support development and deployment on Linux.
Secondly, Microsoft is continuing to expand its support for flutter, providing
premium quality windows support in a flutter. Finally, the world’s best-selling
vehicle manufacturers, Toyota, declared its strategies for bringing the best
performance and consistency of experience to cars, by building next-gen
infotainment systems for their vehicles by a flutter.
growing flutter ecosystem
Other new features in flutter 2 include the
beta release of a new software developer kit (SDK) called Google mobile ads for
flutter this new SDK works well with ad manager and AdMob, making it possible to
create various ad formats in flutter apps.
you haven’t yet tried flutter, we think you’ll find it to be a major upgrade
that enables developers to create beautiful, fast, and portable apps for any
platform. With cross-platform toolkits like a flutter, you can provide a canvas for the high-end user
experiences to craft beautiful, natively compiled applications for mobile, web,
and desktop from a single codebase
is free and open source. We have seen
the use of flutter for prototyping and app development, and now we’re excited
to see what you build with flutter 2!