Google’s UI toolkit Flutter, initially designed to build native mobile applications, is now available for web development as well. With the help of Flutter’s web support, developers at Zartek craft web applications that deliver the same experience as on mobile devices. Our developers leverage the flexibility of the Flutter framework, power of the web platform, and portability of Dart to build applications for Android and iOS devices and PCs using the same codebase.
At Zartek, we adopt an end-to-end approach to Flutter web development and craft the ultimate business-ready applications. This enables businesses to launch their apps and updates and respond quickly to any changes in market trends or conditions. Our dedicated and highly skilled Flutter app developers leverage the capabilities of the reliable framework to create high-quality native user interfaces.
Is Flutter Good for Web Development?
With Flutter, only one codebase is needed to create responsive web and desktop applications, referred to as targets in this framework. Mobile apps use visual interfaces that interact with backend systems through APIs. Flutter Web and Flutter Desktop are also apps that communicate with backend systems via APIs.
There are two different rendering engines that developers can employ when using Flutter for web development: DomCanvas and CanvasKit. Having said that, the pros and cons of using the framework for web application development are:
Pros of Flutter Web
Simultaneous development of mobile and web apps
Flutter is the best option for building web and mobile apps with responsive UIs at the same time using a single codebase. It also enables rendering different screens on the mobile and web. Besides, it helps save time. This is because mobile and web apps share standard styles, translations, logic, and UI elements, among others.
Businesses that already have mobile apps can quickly build Flutter web apps using the existing logic and UI elements.
Flutter web works as a mobile app’s companion as well.
It is helpful even when mobile apps are not there.
Flutter enables the creation of engaging and performing web apps. It may not be ideal in the case of static web pages, but it is perfect for a single-page application that has heavy animations and UI elements.
Other benefits include:
Rendering animations, graphical effects, and transitions
Management of large amounts of data
Excellent support for Cupertino and Material Design UI elements
Execution of game engines for specific products
Supports a progressive web application built with Flutter
Rendering animations in up to 60 fps
Integration with existing web apps as an embedded element
Availability of massive amounts of open-source and commercial libraries
Excellent support from the Flutter developer community
Cons of Flutter Web
Like anything else, Flutter Web also has a few limitations. They include the following:
It is not very SEO-friendly
It does not offer complete support for plugins
Since it is still being developed, Flutter web performance may be a little slow
Hot Reloading feature can be a little tricky
There are limitations on the availability of support for Flutter APIs
Flutter apps are a little too heavy
What to Consider While Using Flutter for Web
The key aspects to be kept in mind when using Flutter web are:
Flutter Web is helpful in building single-page applications.
Web developers can alter the native code, as in the case of iOS and Android
It is important to design responsive Flutter web apps
Run the Flutter build web command to deploy Flutter web apps
Ensure the platform on which the code is to be written is supported by Flutter web