Google ha announced Google Flutter 2.0, a user interface development platform that helps developers to create applications that work with the same performance on multiple platforms.
That is, developers do not have to write custom code for each operating system or for each device, but the code will be compatible with all.
From mobile to other platforms
The first version of Flutter arrived in 2018 and then it only offered support for Android and iOS applications. Since then, Google has been improving this platform with beta versions that added support for web applications, macOS, Linux, Windows, and more. However, these enhancements were neither widely available nor designed for fully developed business applications.
With the release of Flutter 2.0, Google has implemented full support for these additional operating systems to all users. From virtually the same shared code base, developers can now build applications that run as native on desktop platforms as well as on mobile devices.
Google claims that Flutter can also be integrated into other non-technological devices such as cars, televisions and smart appliances. Additionally, Flutter is open, which means that other contributors can join the project and extend it with an ecosystem of packages.
In fact, one of the improvements of Flutter 2.0 is the support for foldable devices (like the Lenovo ThinkPad X1) and for this has had contributions from Microsoft, given that the company expects the popularity of these devices to increase in the coming years.
Flutter 2.0 could therefore fulfill a desire of many developers: to have to write a single code that can be executed anywhere. Something that until now is not always possible since each platform has its own characteristics, screen size or user interaction methods up to the programming language in which they are built.
Change the way it unfolds
“Our goal is to fundamentally change the way developers think about building applications, starting not with the platform you are targeting, but the experience you want to create“said Google in a blog.
Flutter has been built around Google’s Dart programming language. According to company data, there are already more than 150,000 applications in the Play Store developed with this platform.