Due to Flutter’s hot reload feature, the development team can immediately see the changes they’ve made in the application. Moreover, the development speed isn’t affected by feature extension or bug fixing. Developers can make modifications to the code in less than one second without losing the current application version.
Flutter applications are built with a simple object-oriented programming language called Dart. This SDK has its own ready-made widgets that look native for both iOS and Android applications. Therefore, Dart compiles into the native code without any need to access OEM widgets (as Flutter has its own). In simple words, Flutter’s engine communicates directly with native modules which guarantees a stable and native performance at high speed.
First of all, Flutter is a free open-source development kit that is compatible with different platforms and provides great community support and large amounts of documentation.
Secondly, as the development team doesn’t spend time writing different codes for different operating systems, and takes advantage of widgets and a hot reload feature, it means reduced development time and budget for businesses.
If you want to dive deeper into Flutter features, we’ve written a great article on the performance comparison of Flutter, React Native, and Native. Considering Flutter’s popularity, development benefits, constant updates, and vibrant community, more and more businesses from various industries decide to choose Flutter for their software aiming to save time and money, simplify the delivery process, and increase the development team’s productivity.
Flutter Development Engagement Models
Depending on the specifics of your business and project requirements, you can hire an in-house team, freelance developers, or a dedicated team.
If you want to open your own software development company or are about to launch a large project that demands constant updates and full-time post-development support, you might think about building your own in-house development team.
The Advantages of Hiring an In-House Team:
- The development team is going to work exclusively on your project, concentrating all the time and effort on it. Being at the reach of your hand, they’ll immediately respond to every request and remark.
- You gain constant control over the development process. Anytime you need an update, just go and talk to any member of the team.
- Most frequently members of the in-house team belong to the same culture, share the same language, and have the same view on the working process. It helps to omit misunderstandings in the development process.
Disadvantages of Hiring an In-House Team:
- The in-house model is very expensive in comparison to freelance and outsourcing. A business owner literally pays for everything from the recruitment process to insurance, and office equipment.
Unless there are a few projects to develop, you’ll pay for downtime. Post-launch activities are not enough to fill the time of in-house developers.
- There is no guarantee that the person on whose recruitment and training you’ve spent a heck of a lot of money, won’t leave the company in a month.