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Has anyone here tried Google's Flutter?

Such a delight writing mobile apps with it 馃槍
NorthwestM
I personally picked it and led a team to develop a major application, 4 years ago.

Great idea in principle, but would not do it today, as long as Apple is not party to the development effort, and they will never be.

Control over hardware functionality, especially VR, geosynch, gyrosynch, network and camera lags, making achieving true code portability impossible, as I learned the hard way.

I can longer use that code base today, and would recommend a mix of native/react to achieve a higher level of interoperability.
NorthwestM
@Elessar If you want to do Android develop only, it's fine, but its write-once, run on both environment promise, is its Achilles heel. All Apple has to do, and they do it often, is change one or two things...
Elessar26-30, M
@Northwest I need to target both, were it for my I'd ship only for Android and suggest iOS users to get an actual phone 馃槣. So I'd rather at least not having two distinct codebases for the same app / features.
NorthwestM
@Elessar Having a single code base was my code, but at the end of the day, had to revert to two. If it's about QR-Scanning for restaurant/retail application, yes, it does work, but only for a single iOS iteration.
Tracos51-55, M
yeah... seems pretty neat by what I've heard and seen of it
Elessar26-30, M
@Tracos The language feels a bit weird at first, coming from mostly C#/Java and the alike, but now I'm starting to get it.
Fishy31-35, F
Never even heard of it till now 馃憖
Elessar26-30, M
@Fishy Here: [u]https://flutter.dev/[/u]
Fishy31-35, F
@Elessar I is too dumb fo that
what does it do
Elessar26-30, M
@Dewms You make fancy-looking mobile apps 馃槄
GaiiaF
No and probably won't 馃槄馃槄
basilfawlty8931-35, M
I only do frontend, and if it's for mobile, it's gonna be React Native.
basilfawlty8931-35, M
@Elessar eh. I rarely work on apps, mostly the web. So I pretty much need JavaScript. It's improved a lot since ES6.
Elessar26-30, M
@basilfawlty89 I don't doubt that, but it's always been a language that made it extremely easy shooting at my own feet in my experience.

I'm too addicted to refactoring, strong typing and all that jazz I guess. I've tried writing stuff in TypeScript instead of pure JS but I found that one weird/complicated/messy too
basilfawlty8931-35, M
@Elessar I've recently begun to improve my Typescript. It's not so bad so far and makes testing a hell of a lot easier.

 
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