Startup requirements are different from those of an established company, and this holds true for product development as well. For a startup to begin generating revenue, having the product in place is essential, and in order to make this happen, the product should be an MVP (Minimum Viable Product), i.e quickest in the market having zero compromises on its stability.
This highlights that startups need an efficient cross-platform development framework. Here is where Flutter fits like a glove. Flutter is one of the top startup-friendly app development platforms in the market. Before diving into why Flutter is any startup’s best bet for app development, here’s a small introduction to it-
What is Flutter?
So far Flutter is the best gift from Google to the developers’ community. It is an open-source SDK (Software Development Kit) enabling developers to create apps for diverse platforms. From mobile apps for Android and iOS to web apps for operating systems like Windows, Mac, and Linux, Flutter is the one-stop solution for efficient app development.
Here are the key benefits that Flutter offers which make it startup-friendly-
1. Native experience to cross-platform apps
No matter how many advanced tools and frameworks a developer uses, creating a native-like experience on any cross-platform app is difficult. Here’s exactly where Flutter is making a difference and quite effectively too. With advanced features like native user interface elements, Flutter brings into the market what developers were longing for. It is enabling developers to effortlessly code simply once while delivering a native experience to the users.
2. Improved developer productivity
Flutter mobile app development is paving the road for increasing productivity among developers with its hot reload feature. In layman's terms, rather than recompiling the entire code to see if the new changes are reflecting, the hot reload feature enables developers to make any changes to their code and instantly view the same in real-time. This not only saves time but also improves productivity.
3. Reduced development time
With the hot reload feature that offers lightning-speed visibility, and the capability of creating hybrid apps on one platform, Flutter reduces the overall app development time significantly.
4. Reduced testing time
This point is directly proportional to the one above, since only one version of the app is developed, quality assurance specialists need to test it only once.
5. Powerful UI
Flutter offers one of the best User Interfaces (UI) for developers. With the Material Design feature, Flutter is allowing developers to create apps that require minimal to a zero learning curve. Additionally, with a wide selection of customized widgets for both iOS and Android, developers are giving a native touch to cross-platform apps with the help of Flutter.
Given its advantages, Flutter is continuously gaining prominence in the app-development world. Startups and upcoming companies are shifting to this impressive cross-platform architecture to meet their mobile and web app development needs.
How can Neebal help?
Neebal holds significant experience in developing hybrid applications via Flutter since its inception. We helped a leading Learning Management System provider develop an app that helped teachers, students, and parents to interact using a single platform. The app simulated real-life classroom sessions by providing personal touch and group learning dynamics. Read the full case study here.