Flutter is a popular open-source framework for building high-performance, cross-platform mobile applications. It allows developers to write code once and deploy it across multiple platforms, including Android, iOS, and web.
However, many developers have been wondering if Flutter supports Windows mobile app development. In this article, we will explore this question in-depth.
What is Flutter?
Flutter is a mobile app development framework created by Google. It offers a reactive programming model that enables developers to create high-performance, natively compiled applications for mobile, web, and desktop from a single codebase. The framework uses the Dart programming language which was also developed by Google.
Does Flutter Support Windows Mobile App Development?
At the time of writing this article (June 2021), Flutter does not currently support Windows mobile app development. However, there have been recent updates on the support of Windows desktop apps with Flutter.
Windows Desktop Apps with Flutter
Microsoft has announced that it will work with Google to bring Flutter to Windows 10 as a first-class desktop application development platform. This means that developers will be able to use Flutter to build native apps for Windows 10 without needing any additional tools or frameworks.
This collaboration between Microsoft and Google is part of an effort called Project Reunion. Project Reunion aims to unify the development of Win32 and UWP (Universal Windows Platform) apps into one platform using modern APIs and tools like WinUI 3 and WebView2.
Future Outlook for Windows Mobile App Development with Flutter
While there are no official plans yet for supporting Windows mobile app development with Flutter, it’s important to note that the collaboration between Microsoft and Google could pave the way for future support. With Project Reunion’s goal of unifying app development across all platforms, it’s possible that we may see support for building native apps for both desktop and mobile with Flutter in the future.
Flutter is an excellent choice for building cross-platform applications, but at this time, it does not support Windows mobile app development. However, with Microsoft and Google’s partnership to bring Flutter to Windows 10 as a desktop application development platform, we may see support for building native apps for both desktop and mobile with Flutter in the future. For now, developers can continue to use Flutter for Android, iOS, web app development or even Windows desktop apps.