When asked by a non-technical stranger on LinkedIn to explain what Flutter is, being I’m not in sales or marketing, and knowing I’d get too technical, I turned to ChatGPT to help out.
As succinctly as possible (maybe just a few paragraphs), what advantages does Flutter offer for cross-platform mobile app development, and how might it compare to others such as React Native?
The Perfect Take:
Flutter stands out as a leading choice for cross-platform mobile app development due to its ability to produce natively compiled applications for both mobile and web from a single codebase.
This reduces development time, improves maintainability, and provides consistency across platforms.
Using Dart, Flutter compiles directly into native code, without the need for a bridge, allowing for more efficient communication with the platform and superior performance. Its widget-based architecture enables the creation of complex and responsive UIs that closely mimic native interfaces. These features, combined with hot-reloading, enable a smoother development process.
P.S. And all that was without even knowing about all Flutter and Dart 3’s new features!! (Its knowledge cut-off was Flutter 2.5.)
Keith D Commiskey