A brief Introduction to Flutter

A brief Introduction to Flutter

A little bit of history…. yeah yeah I know, learning about history of anything in the world is boring….. Unless, the ‘history’ is not that far away. Flutter was first announced 4 years ago in 2015 at the Dart Developer Summit. It was initially called “SKY”. I think that would’ve been cooler. Flutter alpha (V-0.06) was released in May, 2017 Later, Google launched the 2nd preview of Flutter back in September 2018. That’s when the developers around the world started to feel the heat. Even before the Flutter 1.0 was announced, many Flutter apps came in to the stores. Apps like – Alibaba, Google Ads, Tencent, Reflecty were proof that Flutter could be so Awesome. Finally, Google launched Flutter 1.0, the stable version of Flutter on 5th of December, 2018. Just 4 months back when I’m writing this article. As I was a Flutter fan at the time, I was lucky enough to watch the Flutter 1.0 official launch live .   At this launch, Google released ‘The History of Everything‘ app. A timeline of the world from the Big Bang to the age of WWW. An app built with Flutter with a single code base that can run in any Android or IOS device smoothly. This app has smooth animations because Flutter is able to run apps with a of 120 Frames Per Second. (Others only can achieve a maximum of 60 FPS). To build apps with Flutter, you need to know Dart as flutter runs on the Dart virtual machine and flutter uses Dart as the Programming Language. Let me give you a brief introduction to Dart too. Dart...