Flutter is Google’s UI toolkit for building beautiful, natively compiled applications for mobile, web, and desktop from a single codebase.
Flutter applications are written in the Dart programming language, and can connect to platform languages such as Java, Kotlin, Swift, and Objective-C. Flutter itself is built with C, C++, Dart, and Skia (a 2D rendering engine).
Flutter development is currently supported on Linux, Mac OS X, and Windows.
Four main components of Flutter
- a heavily optimized, mobile-first 2D rendering engine (with excellent support for text) for 60fps apps
- a functional-reactive framework so you can build customized UIs
- a rich set of libraries and widgets (Material Design, Cupertino) widgets (optional, you can build-your-own widgets) so you can get started quickly and produce high-fidelity experiences
- productive CLI and IDE (IntelliJ) tools for sub-second developer cycles
Flutter is different than most other options for building mobile apps because Flutter uses neither WebView nor the OEM widgets that shipped with the device. Instead, Flutter uses its own high-performance rendering engine and framework to draw widgets to the screen.
Flutter also offers developers a highly productive and fast development experience, fast runtime and engine performance, and beautifully designed widgets that make for beautiful apps.
- Official website
- Getting started
- Flutter Development Mailing List
- Twitter: @flutterio
- A Tour of the Dart Programming Language
- Google Codelabs Flutter