Flutter has emerged as one of the leading mobile app development technologies that continue to remain popular for a wide range of projects across the spectrum. Many regard Flutter to be revolutionary and era-defining simply for the ease of building cross-platform apps with native user experience.

The platform having the support of Google already created a niche presence for building high-quality mobile apps at a faster pace along with a distinct cost advantage. No wonder with so much to offer Flutter has become a preferred solution for app development startups.

Let us explain some of the key advantages that Startups can get by using the Flutter framework.

Flutter is Great for Building MVP

Flutter ever since its launch in 2018 became popular for building high-performance apps in a quick time. This made it an ideal technology solution for developing an MVP app. Flutter comes loaded with an array of advanced features, several helpful widgets, out of the box bug fixes, and many more. The best thing is, it comes as an open-source and free technology. All these made flutter an ideal solution for building a minimalist MVP app at a quick time and with a limited budget.

The Keyways Flutter helps MVP projects are the following.

  • Flutter already boasts of an extensive community of developers who can help with any issues.
  • With Flutter, a small startup can build great cross-platform apps with native experience at a small budget.
  • Simplified development process ensuring a faster pace is ideal for small business and MVP projects.
  • Flutter apps offer beautiful and flexible user interfaces that, over time, can be tweaked with changes and value additions as situations arise.

Cross-Platform Development without Sacrificing Native Experience

This is probably the biggest selling point for the Flutter framework that allows building cross-platform apps without sacrificing the native user experience. You can build apps with Flutter that simultaneously run across web, mobile, and desktop.

You can build mobile apps that can run on both Android and iOS. But while building an app for different platforms, the app never fails to deliver a consistent native user experience with platform-specific attributes. Instead of hiring different development teams for separate platforms, a startup can build an app with a native look and feel for different platforms.

A Modern Framework Ahead of React

React is the JavaScript library that, in recent years, enjoyed unparalleled popularity for its modern features and unmatched capabilities in building feature-rich apps for multiple platforms while delivering a native experience. Well, Flutter has been built by taking inspiration from React, and hence in many respects, it offers similar ease of use, lesser learning curve, faster pace of development, and cost advantages. Flutter can also be used for the entire app project or partly as per the requirements.

Lesser Cost of Development

Lower learning curve and compatibility with multiple platforms and devices made Flutter an ideal choice for low-budget app projects and startups. The framework is easier for implementation and understanding and comes with a whole reserve of out of the box features that help faster development without incurring any additional cost. The reusability of components and platform-ready native features makes easier development of features for specific OS systems. An array of pre-designed tools and ready to use components help flutter app developers to complete development with unprecedented ease.

Faster and Easier Testing

Since a Flutter app is built with a single codebase following a particular set of practices, testing the app is easier and requires less time and effort. When Flutter is used for creating two distinct apps for two different OS platforms, different codebases are not required testing across different platforms. This not only helps smooth app testing but also makes updating and changes easier.

Lower Learning Curve

Flutter helps cross-platform developers with a lower learning curve as the framework comes loaded with a clean structure and a reserve of pre-designed tools to make the development tasks easier and least time-consuming. With Flutter, the development projects become more streamlined and user-focused. With a strong library of code and pre-designed attributes, setting up the project becomes extremely easier.

High Performance and Efficient

Finally, when it comes to the project output, Flutter apps offer excellent performance and optimum efficiency for any platform and device of uses. Apart from the efficient development process, in respect of loading speed, performance, and navigational ease, Flutter offers a lean, low-footprint, and lightweight output.

With Flutter, you can build apps that stay competitive to APIs built with robust frameworks such as Vue or React. Thanks to custom widgets, Flutter also provides an excellent platform optimized design.

Firebase As The Backend

Firebase, which is a robust backend solution from Google, comes packed with Flutter, and this makes the framework an even more compelling choice for the app development companies. Coupled with Firebase, Flutter delivers a robust and out of the box cloud support, realtime database, hosting solution, user authentication protocols, and several other key backend features.

All these features of Firebase backend help small startups to cut down their backend development process and related costs. Thanks to the Firebase automation tool for app release, the app launch and updating also becomes easier.

Conclusion

With so much on offer, Flutter is undoubtedly an ahead-of-time app development framework to make the development process of startups and low-budget projects easier. Flutter is here to stay and grow as a future-ready development solution for app development projects across niches.

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Juned Ghanchi

Juned Ghanchi is a co-founder & marketing head who works for Indianappdevelopers Company, a company which offers android app developers for hire. He is also content contributor at various blog and websites especially on mobile app technologies.

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