Google has announced this Flutter, if open source user interface development kit to build cross-platform software from the same code base can eventually be used for Windows applications in the alpha version.
As the world ‘s leading desktop operating system with some 1 billion installations of Windows 10 it alone was a long time. The incarnation of Flutter Alpha was first launched at the Google I / O Developer Conference in 2017 coming to beta less than a year later. In its original form, Flutter was fully developed for Android and iOS applications, but has since expanded to include the web, MacOS, and Linux, which are currently available in a variety of alpha or beta versions.
When designing a desktop compared to mobile phones, developers had to take into account the unique factors of a particular platform, such as different screen sizes and how people interact with their devices. On smartphones, people typically use touch-and-swipe gestures, and keyboards and mice are most commonly used on personal and laptop computers. This means that Flutter had to expand its support to include additional inputs.
Through Google’s own Darts Flutter programming language allows developers to build applications that feel like they share as much code as possible on each platform they run on, to avoid duplication of effort, and to “take into account the differences where they exist,” as Google says.
Flicker, like other platforms, encourages developers to think what they want to build, not which the device for which they are developing. This is certainly more suitable for smaller companies or independent developers without having the resources to apply to multiple platforms separately, although it allows larger companies to simplify and consolidate their development processes.
Recently report from JetBrains, a software development company that develops integrated development environments (IDEs), found that Flutter’s popularity has increased by 9 percentage points in recent years and was second only to Facebook React Native between multi-platform mobile systems.
According to Google, Flutter has been used to develop more than 100,000 Android apps in the Google Play Store alone, including from famous companies like eBay. As support continues to provide more form factors, its uptake should increase. In fact, Google said its own statistics show that more than half of all Flutter developers already use Windows, so it makes a lot of sense to offer native desktop support for the ubiquitous Microsoft operating system.
Flutter supports Windows 7 and later devices, and Google said it will continue to “stabilize” Flutter for Windows in the coming months.