Mobile commerce application for one of the largest dietary caterers in Poland
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Droids On Roids has been using Flutter from the very beginning of its existence (2017).
Flutter enables the construction and deployment of for iOS, Android, MacOs, Windows and Linux using a single code base. It reduces an app’s time-to-market and development costs. Are you wondering how to choose the best Flutter app development company for your cross-platform project?
Our team consists of 20 skilled Flutter developers who are trained to build native apps with Flutter in a goal-oriented, predictable and fast process called TAP. Read our clients reviews, see our latest apps or ask us questions to find out if we are the Flutter app development company you are looking for.
We constantly verify the progress towards the goal, identify blockers, adapt with new solutions, and always maximize delivered value. We provide all the necessary tools for you to keep an eye on progress.
Focusing on the goal ensures the released product meets the expectations of both the users and the business, all within the budget. Money is spent only on the relevant things that bring real benefits to you and your users
Continuous automation of all repeatable processes, as well as our intelligent tools and methods used in product development, allow us to decrease the time to value ratio and deliver within a competitively short timeframe.
Mobile commerce application for one of the largest dietary caterers in Poland
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App for tracking, reducing, competing and offsetting the user’s carbon footprint
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An innovative app digitizing road maintenance in the Nordics. Developed for NCC – one of the leading construction companies in Europe
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Droids On Roids’ developers are highly skilled and motivated. I enjoyed their flexibility, customer focus, and personal, transparent communication style. Timelines were kept, which I really appreciate.
Thanks to the Agile methodology, the time-to-market was fast, and we could build additional features after getting feedback from users. The project was a success and our users are praising the apps for their usability and functionality.
Droids on Roids made me a part of their team, which I really enjoyed. They allowed me to work closely with their team including the developers and QA teammates.
Their project management was excellent. We had good communication with the project managers. We had regularly scheduled meetings, but I could also reach out to them at any time. From the project managers to the developers, they’ve been great to work with.
Droids on Roids’s team is collaborative and honest. They’ve provided accurate estimates on how long each task would take and how much it would cost to develop.
Droids On Roids guide us to build the best product in its category. They just know how to make users love it!
We are Droids On Roids, a mobile app development company from Poland (est. 2011) offering full-stack mobile, web, and backend services for startups, scale-ups and enterprise companies. Having 80+ talented professionals on board, we serve clients worldwide, mainly in the EU, US and UK. Since 2011, we have completed over 130 projects – you can see our clients here. We would love to be a long-term partner for your business and take the whole Flutter app development process off your shoulders.
If you are not ready for your Flutter app development, we can start our cooperation with a Product Design Workshop, which will help us to clarify the business vision of your product. The workshop lets us be clear about your business goals, technical requirements, and the development approach.
Based on what we work out during the workshop, we create wireframes to lay the structure of your application out, and we prepare a detailed estimation with a split for each platform and user story. What’s more, you get the complete documentation necessary to start your Flutter app development.
If you already have the complete documentation, don’t hesitate to estimate your project.
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Flutter offers more dynamic – and faster – app development. Thanks to the Hot Reload feature, developers can make changes to the codebase on-the-fly, and see them immediately reflected in the app. It helps them fix bugs, add features, and experiment with new ideas in an instant.
Developers write just one codebase for two apps – covering both iOS and Android platforms. Flutter has its own widgets and designs, which means you can have the exact same app on two platforms but if you want to differentiate your apps, that’s just as easily achieved.
Flutter apps perform smoothly and quickly, without ever hanging or cutting while scrolling. This is because Dart – Flutter’s language – compiles into native code directly, without any additional “bridge”. The framework also doesn't communicate with OEM widgets, as it uses its own. Flutter UI delivers 60 fps.
Given you have the same app on both platforms, you test less. We write roughly 50% fewer automated tests because we can create the same tests to run on both platforms, reducing the demands on our QA team.
Thanks to rich, beautiful, and customizable widgets, Flutter apps look and feel great. You can create your own custom app design, but also use readily available UI elements following specific platforms’ guidelines.
Your new app will look the same, even on old versions of Android and iOS systems. There are no additional costs for supporting older devices. Flutter runs on Android Jelly Bean or newer, as well as iOS 8 or newer.
We are keeping up with the latest news around Flutter to optimize our work. Our developers research the possibilities the technology gives and implement them into our daily work.
Our Flutter devs have strong backgrounds in iOS, Android & web app development. We meet every week to inspire each other and exchange knowledge.
We have already created several Flutter apps in categories like music, lifestyle, and culture. These are “white label” projects, however, but we can present them in more detail on a call with you.
Bring your ideas to life using the fast and reliable Swift language developed by Apple
Delight customers with a secure, yet user-friendly app built in Kotlin - Google's preferred language
Delight customers with a fast and user-friendly app built in Flutter and Dart
Smash your KPIs with our agile and proactive approach to web app development
Focus on product design and UX / UI to launch beautifully designed apps
Evolve your Custom Mobile App idea using our Product Design Workshop
Flutter is a portable UI toolkit. In other words, it’s a comprehensive app Software Development Kit (SDK), complete with widgets and tools.
It was built by the Google team. But as an open-source project, both Google and the developers’ community contribute to its development.
Flutter enables cross-platform app development.
It gives developers an easy way to build and deploy visually attractive, natively-compiled applications for both Android and iOS, using a single codebase.
Delivering projects on time is one of the most critical aspects of mobile and web app development. The cross-platform nature of Flutter reduces the app’s time-to-market and its development costs. Other pros of Flutter are:
Developers can make changes to the codebase on-the-fly, and see them immediately reflected in the app. This is the so-called hot reload feature, which helps teams add features, fix bugs, and experiment with new ideas in an instant. It makes the app development process much more dynamic and faster.
Flutter apps perform quickly and smoothly – without ever hanging or cutting while scrolling. Why? Because Flutter uses the Skia Graphics Library. Flutter UI is also smooth and delivers 60 or 120 fps (frames per second) performance on devices capable of 120Hz screen refresh rates. It enables very responsive and user-friendly apps.
Flutter apps have a particularly user-friendly UI and stand out with super-attentiveness to the visual details. Flutter was created so that you could easily create your own widgets, or simply customize an existing widget.
Even new apps look the same on older iOS or Android systems, so you never have to worry about supporting older devices.
If you need to build an MVP (Minimum Viable Product) for your mobile app – say, as a showcase for potential investors – Flutter is the perfect option, especially if time is short.
Given you have the same application on both platforms, your Quality Assurance process will be much faster as you can test less. That said, you’ll still have to run manual testing at a similar level as with native programming – as your QA specialists will have to check both apps on each platform, by hand.
Great documentation with strong support from the Flutter team makes it easy to start developing with Flutter.
offering the potential for one codebase across mobile and web platforms
For more examples, read this article Top Apps Made with Flutter – 17 Stories by Developers and Business Owners.
There are 7 crucial stages of the Flutter app development process from a business point of view:
Read more about each stage in our guide about the mobile app development process.
|What is it?||A portable UI toolkit for building natively-compiled apps across mobile, web, and desktop from a single codebase||A framework for building native applications using React|
|Official release||December 2018, Google I/O||March 2015, F8 Conference|
|Free and open source||Yes||Yes|
|Popularity||81,200 Stars on Github (December 2019)||83,200 stars on Github (December 2019)|
|UI||Flutter apps look as good on the up-to-date operating systems as they do on older versions. |
Since they only have one codebase, the apps look and behave similarly across iOS and Android – but thanks to Material Design and Cupertino widgets, they can also imitate the platform design itself. How’s that possible?
Flutter contains two sets of widgets which conform to specific design languages: Material Design widgets implement Google’s design language of the same name; Cupertino widgets imitate Apple’s iOS design.
This means that your Flutter app will look and behave naturally on each platform, imitating their native components.
|Application components look just like native ones (e.g. a button on an iOS device looks just like a native iOS button, and the same on Android). |
The fact React Native uses native components under the hood should give you confidence that, after any OS UI update, your app’s components will be instantly upgraded as well.
That said, this can break the app’s UI but it happens very rarely.
If you want your app to look near-identical across platforms – as well as on older versions of an operating system (as Flutter achieves) – then consider using third-party libraries (like this one). They will enable you to use Material Design components, in place of native ones.
|Sharing code||Currently on iOS and Android – but the long-term vision for Flutter is to offer an integrated solution that allows developers to write one code for both desktop & mobile, and for the web. |
Flutter for Web support is available as a tech preview but still, this isn’t an alpha channel yet.
When it comes to developing desktop apps with Flutter, APIs are in their early stages of development and so will be probably released, just further down the line.
|iOS and Android – but there are select libraries that allow you to use the same code to build iOS, Android, web, and Windows 10 apps. |
You can also extract shared code in mobile, desktop, and web apps to a separate repository, treat it as a separate project, then inject it in the same way as another dependency.
This allows a developer to focus on writing code for a specific platform without having to consider compatibility with another one.
|Time-to-market||Typically much faster than native development.||Possibly as fast as development with Flutter. |
React Native uses bridge and native elements, so it may require separate optimization for each platform – a problem that widget-based Flutter doesn’t run into. It may make the app development with React Native longer.
|When it is not the best fit||If… |
• Your app needs to support 3D Touch (for now, Flutter doesn’t support 3D – but it features on the Flutter team’s long-term roadmap)
• The design of your app is platform-specific
• Your app requires multiple interactions with an OS or requires rare, little-known native libraries
• You need a minimalistic UI, but rely on significant use of the phone hardware (e.g. an application that plays music, or only takes pictures)
• You want to create an instant app (small-sized app)
If your app sounds like any of the above, it’s probably better you choose native app development.
Read more about these cases here >>
• Your app needs to handle less common, or ultra-specific tasks (like calculations) in the background
• You require custom communication via Bluetooth (which can be tricky to implement using React Native)
• You want to create an app for Android only
If your app sounds like any of the above, it’s probably better to consider native app development.
Read our full article comparing Flutter and React Native.
Flutter can be used in many types of mobile projects. And especially it will be a good choice if:
If you already have two separate native mobile applications for Android and iOS, it is worth considering whether to replace these with one for both platforms, gaining flexibility in development alongside cost optimization.
If you’re just thinking about developing an app, it’s worth seeing if you can reap the benefits of Flutter. Some types of apps shouldn’t or can’t be developed in Flutter.
If you have two separate native applications whose functions are the same and do not take advantage of the unique features of their respective platforms, rewriting your application to Flutter has many benefits and can solve the problem of developing two source codes and maintaining two development teams.
Yes, in most cases app development is cheaper, faster and smoother. Remember that not all types of applications are suitable for Flutter and many applications should still be developed in native technologies (Kotlin and Swift) to ensure stability and speed.
Single source code management simplifies project management, allows you to add features faster, and removes the problem of maintaining two teams. iOS and Android app users get the same features at the same time.
We know from experience that testing Flutter apps is longer and more costly.
During development planning, our team checks the pros and cons to properly match the solution to the client’s business and goals.