Introduction to Flutter

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What is Flutter?

Flutter is a free tool developed by Google for creating mobile, web, and desktop apps with single code. It uses Dart programming language to create apps. Flutter quickly gained popularity because of easy and fast development process.

Why You Should Learn Flutter?

Flutter offers a many advantages for developers and businesses like:

  • Single Codebase: You can use the same code to make apps for android, iOS, web, and desktop.
  • Beautiful UI: Flutter has special things called widgets, that help you to create beautiful user interfaces.
  • Fast Development: Flutter has a hot reload feature that allows you to see changes in your app in real time. This makes the development process faster.
  • Efficient Testing: With Flutter, you can easily test your app on different devices and platforms at the same time.
  • Ready Made Packages: You can get thousands of ready made packages to enhance your app’s functionality.

Here are some popular apps made with Flutter:


Note: As of May 2023, there are more than 1 millions apps built with flutter. This shows the popularity of flutter in such a short time.

Flutter History

Here is a timeline of Flutter’s history:

📅Date 🎉Event
2015 Google started Flutter as an open-source project.
May 12, 2017 First alpha release of Flutter.
Dec 4, 2018 Flutter 1.0 (first stable version) launches.
Mar 3, 2021 Flutter 2.0 releases with web & desktop support.
May 5, 2022 Flutter 3.0 releases with advanced features.
Feb 15, 2024 Flutter 3.19 releases with more advanced features.

Key Points

  • Flutter allows you to build, test, and publish mobile, web, desktop apps from a single codebase.
  • It uses Dart programming language, which helps you to build apps fast for many platforms.
  • It has lots of widgets to build beautiful user interfaces.
  • There are many ready made packages available for Flutter.
  • It is backed by Google and trusted by well-known brands worldwide.