Flutter is an open-source software development kit (SDK) developed and maintained by Google. It serves as a comprehensive framework for building visually appealing, natively compiled applications that can seamlessly run across various platforms using a single shared codebase.
Originally introduced in 2018 for mobile app development, Flutter has evolved to support a diverse array of platforms, including iOS, Android, web, desktop (Windows, MacOS, Linux), and embedded devices. The framework stands out for its efficiency in transforming the development workflow by providing automated testing, developer-friendly tools, and a consistent user interface (UI) across different platforms.
Flutter’s popularity is evidenced by its adoption by major businesses like Toyota, BMW, Alibaba Group, and others.
Continuous updates, such as Flutter 2 and Flutter 3, demonstrate Google’s commitment to expanding Flutter’s capabilities, making it an increasingly influential tool in the tech industry.
The cross-platform versatility of Flutter significantly reduces development time and costs compared to native app development. Flutter leverages the Dart programming language, offering close-to-native performance through direct compilation into machine code for ARM or Intel architectures.
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