Google has unveiled its Flutter 1.0 “app engine”, bringing the software development kit (SDK) out of beta. The cross-platform application development tool allows users to create mobile apps for iOS and Android from a single codebase.
Among its features are “stateful hot reload” which allows developers to iterate on their apps in real time; familiar to web app developers, but a welcome fillip for mobile app devs; Google claims it makes development cycles three times more productive.
Cross-platform development has not previously had a great reputation.
While the benefits are clear – shorter development cycles (instead of developing