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Flutter Technology

Why Flutter?

Flutter is the ultimate powerhouse for mobile app development, delivering unparalleled efficiency and slashing both time and costs with ease. Its secret weapon? Intuitive tools that make state management a breeze and allow for the use of renowned architectures like MVI. With Flutter, developers can create top-notch iOS and Android apps at the same time, elevating the development process to new heights and producing a phenomenal final product.

When to use Flutter for mobile development?

Flutter is a game-changer for mobile development projects aiming to captivate both Android and iOS users, as it empowers developers to seamlessly streamline the process by adapting a singular codebase for two operating systems, ultimately saving time and resources during the project development phase.

Why your company should consider cross-platform applications over native mobile apps?

Flutter is the ultimate hack for cost-efficient mobile development, leveraging a single code base to function across multiple operating systems, while its robust support for cross-platform plugins optimizes the development process, culminating in an exceptional end product. And that's not all, as Flutter's sleek testing process streamlines things even further by allowing QA experts to test a single version of the app, ensuring both quality and efficiency.

What exactly is Flutter?

Flutter is not just your average Software Development Kit (SDK) – it provides a portable UI toolkit, packed with all the necessary widgets and tools for creating comprehensive applications. The project was initiated by Google, but as an open-source project, it receives contributions from both Google and the wider developer community, making it a collaborative effort.

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Why the biggest companies migrate to Flutter?

Flutter has become a popular choice among big companies for mobile app development due to its impressive features. Firstly, it enables cross-platform development, saving time and resources. Secondly, its hot reload feature speeds up the development process by allowing developers to see code changes instantly. Thirdly, its own rendering engine creates widgets for faster app performance and smoother animations. Fourthly, customizable widgets ensure a consistent user experience across all platforms. Furthermore, a large and active developer community provides support, resources, and plugins. Finally, using Flutter can be cost-effective by reducing development time and eliminating the need for separate apps. In summary, Flutter offers a comprehensive solution for companies looking to develop high-quality mobile apps quickly and efficiently.

What is the purpose of Flutter?

Flutter is a powerful tool for building visually stunning, natively-compiled apps for both Android and iOS platforms using a single codebase. As an open-source software, it is based on the fast and efficient Dart programming language, which is perfect for developing front-end mobile and web applications. With its reactive programming architecture and a wide range of customizable widgets, Flutter offers developers an intuitive and easy-to-use platform for creating high-quality, platform-specific UI designs or creating custom ones from scratch. In short, Flutter is the go-to choice for anyone who wants to create beautiful, high-performance apps across multiple platforms.

What are the primary advantages of using Flutter in mobile app development?

When it comes to mobile and web app development, timely project delivery is crucial. With Flutter's cross-platform capabilities, apps can be developed quickly and cost-effectively. The hot reload feature allows developers to make changes on-the-go and see them instantly, making the development process fast and dynamic. Flutter apps deliver excellent performance, thanks to the Skia Graphics Library, resulting in smooth UI and 60 or 120 fps on high-refresh-rate devices. Flutter's customizable widgets create visually stunning and user-friendly UI. Even on older devices, Flutter ensures the same app UI, making it ideal for MVPs, especially when time is tight. The platform offers great documentation and support from the Flutter team, making it easy to get started. Plus, Flutter is improving for the web, which offers the potential for one codebase across mobile and web platforms.

Which are the best applications developed using Flutter?

Flutter has played a key role in crafting some top-notch apps like Xianyu app from Alibaba – a global e-commerce giant, the official Hamilton app for the Broadway musical, Google Ads app, in10 which is an RSVP & ETA Tracking App, Reflectly, JD Finance's digital technology masterpiece, Topline app from Abbey Road Studios, and many more. Dive into the „Top Apps Made with Flutter – 17 Stories by Developers and Business Owners” article to uncover more intriguing details about these apps.

What is the process of creating an application using Flutter?

When it comes to the business perspective, there are seven fundamental stages involved in the Flutter app development process:

  • Vision clarification
  • Choosing the right partner
  • Crafting wireframes and designs
  • Kicking off the project and setting things up
  • Developing the app itself
  • Prepping for release
  • Maintaining the application after launch

For a deeper dive into each of these stages, check out our all-encompassing guide on mobile app development.

Which businesses would be wise to contemplate using Flutter for app development?

Flutter is a versatile framework that can serve numerous mobile project requirements, yet it truly shines in the following scenarios:

  • Your top priority is to quickly release an app to the market
  • You want to validate your idea and develop a Minimum Viable Product (MVP) in record time
  • You hold a high regard for visually stunning and captivating app designs
  • You aim to offer users a seamless experience across both Android and iOS platforms
  • Your company doesn't have an excessive dependency on native API functions
  • You don't have a pre-existing backend infrastructure in place.
For whom Flutter is the best solution?

If you're juggling two separate native apps for Android and iOS, it could be worth examining the possibility of replacing them with a single cross-platform app built with Flutter. This method allows for development flexibility and cost optimization.

For those considering app development, it's worth taking a closer look at the many potential benefits of utilizing Flutter. However, keep in mind that certain app categories may not be well-suited or possible to develop with Flutter.

In what scenarios should I contemplate redeveloping my application with Flutter?

If you're grappling with managing two separate native apps that essentially serve the same purpose and fail to exploit the unique strengths of their respective platforms, rebuilding your app with Flutter can deliver a plethora of benefits. By opting for Flutter, you can eliminate the complexities of managing dual source codes and maintaining two separate development teams.

Can the development cost of a Flutter app be lower than that of a native app?

Generally, developing an app with Flutter can result in cost savings, faster development, and a more streamlined process. However, it's important to keep in mind that Flutter may not be the optimal choice for all app types, and certain apps may still require native technologies such as Kotlin and Swift for optimal stability and speed.

What advantages does a Flutter app offer over two separate native apps?

Developing a Flutter app has the advantage of simplified project management, faster feature implementation, and unified experience for iOS and Android users. Nonetheless, testing a Flutter app may be more time-consuming and costly. As a result, our team considers the pros and cons during development planning to ensure that the solution matches the client's business and objectives.

Project Building

From where will my contracted developers operate?

Flutter's mobile development prowess lies in its ability to deliver cost savings via a single code base that caters to multiple operating systems, while cross-platform plugins accelerate the development process and secure a high-quality end product. And as if that weren't enough, the Flutter testing process is lightning-fast, with QA experts only having to vet a solitary app version, slashing review times by a considerable margin.

What technologies does Codigee cover?

At Codigee, we always pick the most appropriate technology stack for your project requirements, utilizing various programming languages, including Strapi and Node JS for back-end development, and React, and Flutter for front-end development. We also specialize in mobile app development, providing native support for Android and iOS ecosystems with Kotlin or Java for Android and Swift for iOS, while also offering cross-platform development with Flutter. We have a vast database of developers subscribed to Bench by Codigee, and our UX/UI designers create visual mockups using Adobe XD, Figma, and FigJam for remote cooperation and online workshops.

Is it possible to begin with a single career instead of a bigger team?

At Codigee, we understand that starting with a single top-notch tech expert and gradually growing your team of developers is a common practice. Our 14-day trial period allows you to test our services, and if they don't meet your expectations, you're free to end them without any obligations or strings attached.

How does Codigee access top talent?

Codigee, located in Poznań, Poland, has the privilege of having access to some of the most exceptional developers globally. Our top tech professionals are graduates of Poland's leading technical universities, and they have gained valuable experience working on international commercial projects for both startups and corporations. We leverage our vast network and participate in local IT events to attract talent to Codigee. Moreover, our unique work culture fosters camaraderie and collaboration among our team members.

Additionally, through our Bench by Codigee program, we have a broad database of pre-screened developers that enables us to provide our clients with access to the best tech talent available. This provides an excellent opportunity for freelance developers seeking to work with a reputable company on challenging projects that match their preferences and experiences.

How your team track time?

At Codigee, we've got you covered when it comes to tracking your project's progress. We usually use Hubstaff integrated with Jira or a time tracker of your preference, so you can keep an eye on how much time your developers are dedicating to their tasks. However, we're not rigid and can always adjust to suit your work style. In addition to this, your development team has a dedicated Account Manager who participates in weekly meetings to keep you updated on progress, discuss completed tasks and plan the way forward. Whenever you need assistance or have any questions, you can always rely on your Account Manager to be available for you.

What is the cost of hiring a dedicated developer?

At Codigee, we offer a daily rate for our developers' services, which typically falls within the range of 320 to 480 EUR. The final cost is determined by the technology and level of experience needed to deliver your product development. Each month, we invoice you for the number of developers you have hired. For more information on our pricing and day rates, feel free to check out our website or contact us for a personalized estimate.

What distinguishes codigee from other agencies and what makes you guys different?

We hold our team members in high esteem and place great importance on our company's distinctive culture. By doing so, we can better understand our colleagues' strengths and weaknesses and collaborate effectively, leading to motivated and engaged team members who remain committed to every project, from inception to completion.

However, we don't just stop at providing top-tier developers to work on your project. Behind the scenes, we leverage our expertise, shared experiences, and insights gathered over the years. Our machine learning algorithm enables us to match the ideal team of developers to each project through our innovative tool, Bench by Codigee. This cutting-edge tool simplifies the process and provides our clients with the best recommendations for developers. To learn more about Bench by Codigee and the matching process, check out our page here.

About Company

Do you offer a warranty for the digital products you develop?

Certainly! At Codigee, we stand behind our work and offer a warranty for the digital products we develop. The specific length and conditions of the warranty are included in the contract for transparency. Furthermore, we also provide administration, maintenance, and ongoing development services for the product after its initial launch.

What is the estimated timeline for the product development process?

The development time for a product is not a simple answer, as it is influenced by various factors such as the type of order, technology, and amount of work needed. However, we always aim to provide you with a realistic timeframe for your project, and keep you informed with continuous updates during the development process. The development time also depends on your budget, the number of developers involved, and the necessity of designs. Generally, the implementation of an MVP version should not exceed 6-8 weeks from the date of contract signing.

What’s Codigee’s mission statement?

We're not just tech experts, we're problem-solvers, and our mission is to help you grow your business by turning your great ideas into reality. Challenges are what we live for, and we're dedicated to making sure that every exceptional concept is brought to life. With every project we undertake, we stand by this mission, and we believe it's as simple as that.

What’s Codigee’s current location?

Codigee's central hub is stationed in the heart of Poznań, Poland. Our strategic location in the CEE region allows us to cater to clients worldwide, with a minimal six-hour time difference from New York. Clients in Dubai can benefit from our services with just a one-hour time difference. Furthermore, the time zone variations across Europe do not interfere with our workflow.

How long you have been in app development business?

Codigee has been making waves in the market since 2017, and our founders boast extensive experience in the IT industry. If you'd like to get to know us better, we invite you to check out our website for more information on our talented team.

What clients have you worked with?

Codigee has served a plethora of clients across diverse industries, from startups to global corporations. We have developed products for renowned clients such as Houzit, Open Capacity, StorySurf, Pacific, HopX, Corner, and many more whose names we cannot disclose due to our white-label collaboration model. Our case studies showcase the range of products we have developed, and our Clutch profile is a testament to our clients' positive experiences working with us.

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What is the difference between building a project with Codigee and hiring Codigee team?

We offer two distinct cooperation models to our clients: time and materials, where you settle a day rate for our top tech experts' services each month, and fixed price. The choice of model depends on whether you need a team extension or want us to take over the budget and manage the project from scratch. While we only work on a time and materials basis for team rentals, we're willing to take on even more responsibility for greenfield projects and work on a fixed price model.

Before we start any project, we believe it's essential to understand the product and your needs. We conduct workshops to establish a shared understanding of our work process and the desired end product. These workshops help reduce risk and provide an accurate project estimate. Our Process Book provides more information about our workshops and product development process.

In every model, we bring our expertise to the table. Our developers work from our Poland headquarters, and our leadership handles your team, manages payroll, benefits, and other administrative tasks, allowing you to concentrate on your business.

What are the pros and cons of custom software development at Codigee?

At Codigee, we've completed more than 220 custom software development projects, giving us a wealth of knowledge and expertise in this field. Our tried-and-tested process, combined with our dedicated workshops, ensures that we obtain critical information about your product, identify necessary functionalities, identify potential obstacles and provide the right technological solutions to overcome them. Our expertise and skills can enhance the functionality of your digital product.

Moreover, our Project Manager will keep an eye on the project's progress, freeing up your time to focus on other business aspects.

It's worth noting that our services may cost more than hiring Codigee. Additionally, you'll need to devote your time to project management and finding solutions to any issues that may arise during development.

However, investing in custom software development can significantly add value to your business, particularly with a seasoned team like ours. Small details can have a big impact, particularly when competing against similar products in the market. Our team's experience can help you achieve success, making custom development a smart investment for your business.

How the custom development process looks like?

To kickstart the custom development process, share your project or idea details with us. We will then send you a brief with a few questions to help us understand your requirements and provide a preliminary estimate and timeline for your project. Next, we'll conduct in-depth workshops to identify critical features and goals, and create a final scope, specifications, and mock-ups. Based on our findings, we'll provide a final estimate. If you're satisfied with the estimate, timeline, and workshop outcomes, we can sign a final agreement for development. To learn more about our custom development process, check out our Process Book.

What are the best tips for successful custom app development?

To kickstart the custom development process, share your project or idea details with us. We will then send you a brief with a few questions to help us understand your requirements and provide a preliminary estimate and timeline for your project. Next, we'll conduct in-depth workshops to identify critical features and goals, and create a final scope, specifications, and mock-ups. Based on our findings, we'll provide a final estimate. If you're satisfied with the estimate, timeline, and workshop outcomes, we can sign a final agreement for development. To learn more about our custom development process, check out our Process Book.

Can we request that you sign NDA?

If confidentiality is a top priority for you, we totally understand. We're happy to sign an NDA, and we're open to discussing any concerns you may have. Just let us know if you need us to provide the NDA or if you already have your own agreement ready.

When will I see the results of my software development project?

We keep it real with realistic project timelines and iterative milestone deliveries. Expect access to staging environments and demos for continuous updates. We value good communication with our clients to ensure success and nip issues in the bud.

Does Codigee maintain ongoing projects?

Definitely, we offer maintenance services for existing projects. Our team has vast experience in maintaining digital products for a variety of clients. Feel free to get in touch with us to receive an estimate of the maintenance costs.

With whom will I collaborate throughout the software development process?

You'll team up with skilled tech experts, such as a Project Manager, Developer(s), QA Experts, and UX/UI Designers, throughout the software development process. Your primary point of contact will be the Project Manager, who will oversee the entire development process. However, you'll meet the entire team at the outset and can communicate with anyone as necessary. Our blog has more information on each team member's responsibilities.

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