Google’s open-source user interface (UI) framework (Flutter) has already hit the 2 million user milestone, just 16 months after release.
Flutter is an open-source framework designed to help developers create applications for a variety of platforms, including Android, Google Fuchsia, iOS, Linux, macOS, Windows and the web. As a result, Flutter makes it easier for developers to create cross-platform apps. Frameworks like Flutter are becoming more and more popular as developers look to target a wider range of users without completely rewriting their code for each target platform.
According to Tim Sneath, Project Manager for Flutter and Dart, Google continues “to see fast growth in Flutter usage, with over two million developers having used Flutter in the sixteen months since we released. Despite these unprecedented circumstances, in March we saw 10% month-over-month growth, with nearly half a million developers now using Flutter each month.”
While 35% of users are in startups, some 26% are enterprise, 19% self-employed and 7% work in design agencies. Sneath says there are already 50,000 Flutter apps in the Play Store.
Creating a programming framework is never easy and many good ideas have fallen by the wayside. In contrast, it seems Google definitely has a hit on its hands.
Image Credit: Tim Sneath & Google