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Created by Google, Flutter is a cross-platform open-source SDK to build apps for iOS & Android. With its expressive UI, fast development and native performance, Flutter should be music to your ears. For us, being a mobile agency, our goal is to make sure our clients receive an app that works consistently across many devices from different manufacturers...
When I started working at icapps in September 2017, I did a lot of research of Flutter in my spare time. I introduced Flutter at icapps in January 2019. That's when I took the lead in an innovation track and a whole bunch of research, proof of concepts, and meetups to get to know other enthusiasts. As we realized some crucial tools were missing and some existing tools were insufficient, we created new tools, made contributions to existing packages, took over a popular dependency injection library, and created a template project. I truly believe that Flutter is the best alternative to Native development with simular performance results with the advantage of a single code base.
We were very excited to dive into one of Google's latest technologies: Flutter. Flutter is a technology to build beautiful native apps on iOS and Android from a single codebase. Fast development, expressive UI and Native Performance... all sounding very promising! To put Flutter to the test, we made a proof of concept together with KBC Bolero. In this blogpost we would like to share our findings.
One of the biggest advantages of working at icapps is that you get to play with just about everything. Everything in the field of digital development, that is. But that’s plenty of fun already. Lately, for instance, I’ve had the opportunity to compare three cross-platform technologies that we have used for various projects. A very useful exercise, and I gladly share the main findings with you.
At icapps we have a couple of template projects to make sure we can start a new project without having to do the setup again every time. One of them is the Flutter template, built by Koen Van Looveren (Lead Flutter at icapps).