During the preview, there were admittedly frustrating omissions and quirks that would occasionally get in the way. For example, they have still yet to release a stable maps component. The Flutter team has released their new widget PlatformView that allows you to render a native view in a flutter widget. The official maps plugin appears to be taking this approach under the hood now.
With its release of 1.0, I am now a little more comfortable with the state of the project. Developing in Flutter feels much more smooth and polished. The framework ships with a CLI that is both easy to use and decently powerful. It works well with my editor of choice, VsCode, but also plays nice with IntelliJ/Android Studio.
Its open source nature works to its advantage and the dedication and hard work shows. At the time of writing, Flutter has 12,680 commits, 106 releases, and 290 contributors on their GitHub. To me, the widespread interest and activity signify a healthy community. High praise from someone that is highly opinionated towards Native development.
Bovsi Studios is continuing to evaluate this young framework and is looking forward to providing this as a development service soon. While we don’t want to give a definitive verdict until these early days are over, the future for Flutter is bright and promising.
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