Why Flutter is poised to revolutionize Multi-Platform development as we know it.

Flutter, Google's latest Multi-Platform development framework, debuted in May 2017 and has been increasingly favored by developers as an open-source solution packed with attractive features.

Building diverse applications with Flutter is a smooth and supportive experience, as evidenced by reviews of the detailed and constantly up-to-date documentation on flutter.dev website and the consistent video uploads on the flutter.dev YouTube channel.

Built on Dart, Flutter's ability to compile to both ARM or Intel machine code and JavaScript delivers impressive performance across all platforms.

The Flutter team has a reliable community forum, making the Flutter framework one of the most loved frameworks in the software engineering world.

Dart, the statically typed programming language that Flutter is built on, tops JavaScript as most loved in the “loved vs. dreaded” category in the StackOverflow survey for 2022.

While there are other frameworks available on the market, this post will explain why Flutter is the framework of the future for multi-platform development. And also why apps built with Flutter have so many advantages.

Flutter for iOS and Android applications:

According to Igor Borges, a software engineer at Nubank, Latin America's largest fintech bank with over 48 million customers: “Flutter had everything we needed right out of the box: good documentation on how to integrate our app, a hot reload that works, support from the community, and tooling."

To create top-notch mobile applications for iOS and Android, Nubank selected the Flutter framework. The fact that Flutter is a company that has faith in the ability of its framework to scale without sacrificing quality allows it to onboard engineers and contribute to swift development.

Noe Branagan, Engineering Manager at Nubank, also had some words about Flutter Integration. He claims: “Having Flutter as our main technology has significantly reduced the barrier, allowing new engineers to be able to contribute to our app within days after being onboarded.”

With the framework aimed at reducing the workload on software engineers as well as bridging the gap for onboarding, Flutter prides itself on providing these functions for various businesses.

Google Pay, with over 100 million users worldwide, also uses Flutter as its framework of choice. The Google Pay team found themselves endlessly patching holes for both Android and iOS operating systems and had to migrate their codebases to Flutter as the product grew, to enable them to do more with less.

Flutter for web apps and desktop apps (macOS, Windows, and Linux):

Flutter with Dart is capable of compiling down to JavaScript and ARM or Intel machine code and makes it easy for engineers to build applications for the web and different desktop operating systems in a single codebase.

Since Flutter code is the same across all platforms, a mobile engineer could easily work on a Flutter web project without additional training.

Flutter for embedded applications:

The framework is built with C, C++, Dart, and Skia, which is a high-performing 2D rendering engine. This solid foundation enables Flutter applications to run at 60fps. Flutter apps launch incredibly quickly because they are natively executed and do not require interpreters.

This framework can be used to build applications for elevators, fridges, smart kiosks, and even vehicles like Toyota.

The engineering team at Toyota makes use of Flutter to build infotainment systems for future Toyota vehicles because of its high-performing rendering engine and AOT compilations.

Toyota hopes to build infotainment systems that feel premium, like traditional mobile apps, as people are already used to the way mobile operating systems work.

Flutters' developer experience:

The Flutter community is one of a kind, with engineers from across the world ready to lend a hand and also contribute to open-source Flutter projects.

The framework is open-source and the Flutter team deals with updates, fixes to critical issues, and consistent communication with the community at large.

The Flutter team at Google has a Discord and Slack channel that’s shared with the community to discuss and ask questions. They host developer conferences and talks regularly, as well as hackathons.

The team has a YouTube channel where they post weekly videos like “Flutter widget of the week” or “Flutter package of the week” and also host live coding sessions.


After reading this article, you may be convinced to give Flutter a try. This framework has shown to be exceptional for mobile development, as well as reliable for web and desktop platforms, and impressively fast for embedded systems.