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Flutter 2019: What’s new in it?

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Flutter 2019 is a portable UI toolkit for building beautiful, native applications for mobile, web, and desktop from a single codebase.

Google has been busy with Flutter over the last year, and want to show you what they have been working on.

Google shipped several updates, including their 1.0 stable release and added many enhancement and features you have asked for.

For example, Google has added support for integrating flutter into existing Android and iOS app making it easier to get started with Flutter, even if you have an app in the store.

Also, Google has put a lot of investment into our add-ins for Visual Studio Code and Android Studio. And created a new suite of web-based tools for debugging and inspecting Flutter applications.

Google has continued to invest in iOS with an extensive and growing library of widgets and classes that make it easier than ever to build pixel-perfect iOS apps.

Beyond the core framework itself, Google has been building out the supporting ecosystem, publishing new packages for Google Maps, Firebase ML Vision, in-app purchases, and WebViews.

Dart is the programming language for Flutter because it is optimized for client development. With hot reload powered by Dart-VM, developers can iteratively make changes and instantly see results in their app. Also, Dart compiles to native Machine Code for mobile and desktop as well as JavaScript for the web.

Google has continued to invest in ways to make Dart a great language for Flutter development.

For example, As a part of Flutter 2019 1.5, Google added new language features, including supports for conditional UI.

Google has also focused on making compiled code even faster, leading to a 15% performance increase in many cases.

Now that Flutter 2019 has shipped several releases for mobile, Google is setting its sights wider to other devices and application types, including the web. Chromebooks, Windows, Mac, and embedded form factors.

Flutter 2019

Flutter 2019 is an open source product, so the community is a major source of feedback, documentation, and code contributions. Google has had major community contributions towards area such as desktop support and state management, which makes Flutter better for everyone.

This past year, Google has seen developers all over the world creating apps like GROUPON, Alibaba Group, Tencent, SONOS, eBay, JD.com, Square, and CapitalOne with flutter that are being used by hundreds of millions of users.

Through LinkedIn data, they say that  Flutter is the fastest growing skill among software engineers. Within Google, they are even using Flutter in a wide variety of products, from Google Ads to smart displays like the Google Home Hub i.e. now upgraded to Nest Hub Max.

Other Resources:

Google often get asked by developers how they can get started with Flutter. Google is pleased today to announce a comprehensive new training course for Flutter, built by The App Brewery, authors of the highest-rated iOS training course on Udemy. Their new course has over thirty hours of content for Flutter, including videos, demos, and labs, and with Google’s sponsorship, they are announcing today a time-limited discount of this course from the retail price of $199 to just $10.

Many developers are creating inspiring apps with Flutter. In the run-up to Google I/O, Google ran a contest called Flutter Create to encourage developers to see what they could build with Flutter in 5KB or less of Dart code. Google had over 750 unique entries from around the world, with some amazing examples that pushed what we imagine would be possible in such a small size.

Congratulations to the overall winner, Zebiao Hu, who wins a fully-loaded iMac Pro worth over $10,000!

Now it is the perfect time to start developing your apps with Flutter.

Try it out at Flutter.dev, where you will also find code labs, documentation, and a guide to getting started.

Flutter 2019 is no longer a mobile framework, but a multi-platform framework that can help you reach your users wherever they are.

Google can’t wait to see what you build on the web, desktop, mobile, and beyond!

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