Posts Tagged "mobile app development"


New and Improved Flutter Coming Your Way

As you have probably known by now, Google is the one responsible for creating the Android operating system that many people love. What used to be created using Java and suitable frameworks has now become more simplified thanks to their own created programming language (DART) and Flutter, a software development kit that makes app development really easy, it is crazy!

Flutter has been around for so many months now and it has since been updated to version 1.0 last December. It brings a new way to create Android, as well as, iOS mobile apps to the fore.

What’s great about Flutter is that it has its own widgets (which means that you do not have to rely on platform-specific tools), it uses Google’s own DART programming language, and it also has hardware acceleration that ensures that any graphically-intensive games work really well without the glitches or bugs.

Another great thing about Flutter is that it comes with this amazing feature called Stateful Hot Reload which essentially allows you to see changes as they are implemented in real time. This allows developers to change whatever needs to be changing immediately.

Just recently, Flutter has received a minor update (version 1.2) and it brings with it more stability and performance for the developers.

But, aside from providing a lot of new fixes and performance stability enhancements, Google also introduced the “Dart DevTools” that can be used in an IDE. This allows mobile app developers to inspect the user interface of their apps, as well as, diagnosing performance issues, debugging on a deeper level, and it also comes with improves widgets that will make app development time easier.

According to Google, the DART DevTools include:

  • A so-called “Timeline View”, which allows developers to diagnose their applications on a frame-by-frame scheme, helping to identify rendering and computational work that may cause some instabilities in certain parts of your application.
  • It also comes with a logging feature that allows developers to see network, framework, and garbage collection events in a more precise manner.
  • It has a new Widget inspects which explores and visualizes the hierarchy that the framework uses for rendering.
  • Lastly, it also comes with a full source-level debugger that makes examining call stacks (among other things) easier.

Improved DART


Flutter is not the only one that got improvements; DART also got some improvements as well. The optimizations that were done ensures that there is an improvement in the app development across the board. Think about the reduced overhead of static calls.

Google also announces that Flutter will not be only used as a means to help developers create mobile apps; the company is thinking about expanding the project to work on web development as well with the coming of the so-called Hummingbird project.

The project aims to provide a useful framework for developers to create amazing websites for desktop-class devices. They also aim to make it cross-platform so that it works on both Windows and Mac devices.


Service of Mobile Development

If you happen to have a question that you want to be answered that are related to mobile app development, do you either whip out your phone or your computer? The latter option would have been the preferred one if I am talking to someone from 20 years ago.

But, people nowadays actually use their phones more than their computers for pretty much everything. If you want to find some answers, you use your phone. If you want to call someone or even use video chat for that matter, then you use your phone.

Business owners know this and having only a website will not help their ventures. An entrepreneur should also invest in having an app created for their business for it to grow.

That being said, creating mobile applications is not at all too difficult, especially in this day and age. With the emergence of app builders, one can easily have an app created in just a matter of hours.

However, for more professional applications, you would need a dedicated app development service to help you.

In this article, I will help you find the right mobile app development service for you by looking at these key areas:

1. Your App Should Focus More on the Users

4 Key Areas to Look Out in a Mobile Development ServiceWhen you’re creating an app for your business, are you just focusing on your own company or are you going to focus on the people who are going to use the app?

A successful mobile application is something that always put users in mind. The features and its services should be something that provides them with ease and convenience.

As a business owner, an application can be your gateway to providing your clients with better services and if you consistently give them that, you will experience a lot more repeat buys.

The app development team should consist of a group of designers and developers that will work hand in hand to creating an aesthetically pleasing and highly-functional app based on your given specs.

2. Make It Simple

Your application has to be simple. When I say “simple”, I do not mean an app that is dull and boring. I mean that you create an app that is pleasing to look at while at the same time, it has all of the features that your clients would want to use.

You can certainly experiment with the different features, but make sure that the feature doesn’t convolute the interface and make the application harder to use.

The development team that you’re going to hire should be competent enough to know how to implement the features that you want.

3. Which Platform?

4 Key Areas to Look Out in a Mobile Development ServiceThere are two prevailing mobile operating systems: Android and iOS. If you want a generally bigger user base, then go for Android. If you want a relatively small user base, but with tons of paying customers, then go for iOS.

Still, your coverage can improve manifold if you build an app that is cross-platform compatible, though it means that you have to have enough money to have that application be fully realized.

4. Use Technology That is Scalable

If you have a website up and running, allocate the majority of your resources to app development. Let your team brainstorm on features that you can implement in your application to make it better.

I suggest putting in some features that help utilize the different hardware present in a phone such as the camera, the GPS, and other sensors.