Flutter app development - a perfect mobile UI design exists
We collectively use our phones to buy goods and pay for them where we sit. But people like it best when the whole process is smooth and enjoyable, not only successful and secure. This is where Flutter app development comes into play. If we were to predict the top mobile trend for 2023, that would be it. But why should we make Flutter developers feel so special?
Make life easier with Flutter app development
Mobile technology has changed our lives in ways no one could have ever predicted, especially in e-commerce and finance. In the booming FinTech sector, payment apps made up a staggering 57% of all applications installed last year, according to the Adjust 2022 report.
Mobile availability is the reason why people are able to get work done, entertain themselves, and even make purchases on the go. But as with all technologies, it's important to keep an eye on trends that can affect your business. At 10Clouds, mobile development is one of our key operational areas and so far we’ve loved the way Flutter has enabled us to translate even meticulous app designs into clear code.
One of the most recent mobile projects we did using Flutter, namely the Crescent app’s front-end, is a perfect example of how coding UI design in Flutter can be done quickly and seamlessly even with a major pivot.
Flutter is a cross-platform solution for developing and shipping mobile apps easily. It uses Dart as a programming language, and it's supported by Google. It can run on both Android and iOS devices, so Flutter developers won't have to choose between the two platforms when building apps with it. As Dart language is relatively easy to learn and code, it simplifies the development process, granting you these few extra bull’s-eyes when fast product time-to-market is a priority.
Among the advantages of Flutter there are:
Flutter uses Dart Programming language which is easy to learn and code.
Flutter reduces the development time as compared to other frameworks. It provides the hot reload feature which allows developers to quickly view the changes in the code.
Sporting such a development framework means that apps can be developed for Android and iOS devices, as well as for web and desktop.
Flutter developers can count on a highly optimized system with an efficient use of resources and faster loading times.
Flutter provides a wide range of widgets which makes it easy for developers to create visually attractive and interactive apps.
As per the statistics, more than 36,889 projects have been built with Flutter so far and have been downloaded over 11 billion times. No wonder the framework is becoming one of the most popular choices for mobile app development.
The main benefits of using Flutter for app development, and also the reason why we consider its use as the top mobile development trend in 2023, include:
- Faster time to market
- Overall app performance
- Efficiency of mobile applications
- Seamless app design experience
- Automation of testing, and much more
Flutter as a design tool
Try to recall the last time you used an extra smooth, beautifully crafted and fast-loading app on your phone. Virtually no glitches, and the user interface takes your hand and shows all the functions around like a nice host. We all have a list of those chosen few apps which make us satisfied just by how good they feel below our fingertips.
In fact, there is a good chance many of those perfectly designed app UI designs your clients cherish were made with Flutter. And even though it is a non-native framework, the same “wow effect” can be achieved on Android and iOS without involving separate developers for both these environments.
UI design in Flutter means the ability to create beautiful, custom, and interactive interfaces. It provides an array of widgets and tools to help designers create user-friendly layouts, with features such as animation, gestures, and state management. Additionally, Flutter's Hot Reload feature allows designers to quickly and easily test out different design ideas without having to compile and deploy the application each time. Flutter developers also create a vibrant and growing community, constantly creating and sharing custom widgets and code snippets to help designers create beautiful and functional user interfaces.
On the other hand, praise has to go to Flutter's internal graphics engine Skia - one found also in Chrome and Firefox. The engine is highly extensible and customizable, allowing developers to create their own graphics easily. Skia is hardware-accelerated and uses OpenGL ES for rendering, making it faster and more efficient than software-based graphic engines.
You cannot really speak of UI design until the framework you create apps with provides a proper environment to realize your vision of a truly beautiful and UX-centered product. Flutter is the go-to UI design tool, hands down.
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Rise of Flutter, AI, and ML technology in the mobile space in 2023
Mobile apps increasingly used Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning technologies in 2022, and this trend is expected to continue in 2023. AI-enabled mobile applications will allow businesses to develop smart applications using pre-created modules and adding relevant data as needed. This means more good products in less time.
Additionally, AI-powered chatbots are bound to create a seamless customer experience for users. Those applications will also be used for predictive analytics, image recognition, and facial recognition. Additionally, AI-enabled drones and other smart devices, such as IoT devices, will be used to create a hyper-connected world. Finally, cheaper cameras and new AI will drive an explosion of computer vision for analytics and automation in 2023.
AI and ML will be increasingly used in mobile apps developed in Flutter. They can enable predictive analysis and automate certain tasks, allowing developers to focus on more complex tasks and to polish UI design. Both can also help improve the speed and efficiency of the app development process. On top of that, this will create a more personalized user experience by providing better user insights.
Flutter for the win
The mobile trend of 2023 is set to be dominated by a combination of new technologies and platforms, with Flutter taking the lead for a fast, UI-centered and more optimized app development. The rise of Augmented Reality and Machine Learning combined with the continued advance of cross-platform development will lead to an increasingly seamless user experience across devices and browsers.
If you are asking yourself which new technologies you should learn in 2023, what I would advise right now is: none.
I think 2023 will be pretty much “stable” regarding new trends in mobile development in 2023, so my suggestion is to master current technology. Developers should spend their time on topics like software architecture, clean code approach, and Test Driven Development. Pragmatic programming, generally speaking.
And if you are looking for a great mobile development team to create a marketable mobile application for you - look no further and let me know.