Google Releases Flutter Cross-Platform App for Windows 10

Google has scaled up its efforts for building cross-platform UIs. The tech titan is making available an array of apps built on the Flutter framework. It also published UWP apps for Windows 10 that use the Flutter framework. Google’s increased cross-platform releases have accelerated Flutter app development services worldwide. The tech giant enables app developers to use Flutter as a single codebase for writing Android, iOS, and now Windows 10 apps.

Flutter is an open-source development kit created and maintained by Google. The framework is designed to build efficient apps that run seamlessly on all platforms. Flutter based Dart language uses a single codebase. It provides detailed documentation for every development project. Flutter is very much like the popular iOS development platform React Native. The ability of Flutter to enable iOS, Windows, and Android app development from a single source code makes it incredibly useful.

Flutter’s UWP Support

The newly released UWP cross-platform app support would help you bring your mobile apps to the Windows 10 operating system. And it’s not just Google that’s aggressively endorsing cross-platform apps. Since it’s now a significantly growing trend, most major platforms are leveling up their cross-platform capabilities. For instance, Kotlin recently released Jetpack Compose to build Android UIs for Desktop.

Flutter’s Windows support announcement came amid a record growth reported by the UI framework. It’s rapidly becoming popular among Android app developers and UI designers worldwide. The surge is mainly driven by the rising popularity of Flutter apps. As of November 2020, there are over 100,000 Flutter apps in the Google Play store. Flutter has seen outstanding growth in the Indian app development market. India is, in fact, now the No. 1 region for Flutter developers. Be it Android app development or cross-platform UI projects, the framework’s demand is soaring.

Flutter Desktop Photo Search

Google recently published a new UWP app that relies on the ‘Unsplash’ API to create a photo search feature. The app uses advanced JASON API to render content from Unsplash to the app. We tested the photo search feature; it’s incredibly smooth. The app, called Flutter Desktop Photo Search, is not currently available for consumer use. The demo app that Google published scraps photos from the web and still offers a native experience with an adaptive UI.

Advantages of Using Flutter for Cross-Platform Apps

Rapid App Development

The Flutter app development framework provides you with a common codebase for building apps for multiple platforms. In other words, you don’t have to start from scratch every time you write a new app code. Flutter helps you rapidly build Android, iOS, and Windows apps.

Seamless App On-boarding

Using Xcode and the Flutter binary, you can quickly onboard an app. Developers can also use Android Studio or IntelliJ IDEA, or other text editors for onboarding. Check all the requirements by running the Flutter doctor command. Then you can run the required code for building a flawless Flutter app.

Real-Time Changes & Enhancement

With Flutter, you get access to a unique feature called Hot Reload. It updates all the changes and improvements on the app within a few seconds. So, app reloading and enhancement become incredibly painless with Flutter.

Frictionless Testing & Documentation

Flutter offers a robust testing framework as part of its development kit. You can effortlessly write clean codes right from the beginning, which improves the code quality. Other testing features enable you to create new functionalities and make the unit testing process more effective. Flutter also provides a rapid documentation process for every app development project.

Wrapping up

Google accelerated its solution development aimed at desktops. But at the same time, it’s remained focused on dominating the expanding cross-platform app market. From development to mobile app maintenance services and more, cross-platform is the buzzword now. It’s unclear yet whether Google would launch its own consumer apps to the Microsoft Store. However, we can expect Flutter-based third-party Windows 10 apps in 2021.

At Android Developer, a tech-driven app development company, we relentlessly work our craft to build top-quality apps for a diverse clientele. Enterprises that chose to hire Android developers from us have attained their business goals using the power of cutting-edge technologies. We offer a comprehensive array of app design, development, and maintenance services.

FAQs

FAQ

Q. What is Flutter for mobile app development?

Flutter is an open-source software development kit created by Google. Flutter is used to develop apps for operating systems including Android, iOS, Mac, and Windows. Flutter is user friendly and easy-to-learn.

Q. What is Flutter app development?

Flutter is an open-source mobile app development kit created by Google. It is used to develop native and cross-platform apps for Android, iOS, Windows, Mac, Linux, and the web from a single codebase. Flutter supports web app development using standards-based web technologies such as HTML, CSS, and JavaScript.

Q. How much does it cost to build a Flutter app?

The costs of developing a Flutter app depend on several factors. Design complexity, development time, type of features, etc. play an important role in calculating the costs. At Android Developer, we build flawless Flutter apps at a competitive price.