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Hire a Flutter Developers

Updated on:
16 Jan, 2024

Hire a Flutter Developer

The world of technology is evolving at a rapid pace as new programming languages and associated software rise and fall. Lately, mobile applications are becoming more and more functional and popular. Fortunately, there are numerous programming tools, libraries, and frameworks available to developers who want to build applications. Among these tools, Flutter is one of the handy technologies which has some unique and useful features. Flutter is Google’s UI toolkit primarily used to build natively compiled web, mobile, and desktop applications from a single codebase.

Unlike other solutions in the tech world, Flutter is not a library or framework; it is an open-source software development kit (SDK). In general, an SDK has a much wider scope than a framework or library. An SDK has everything (libraries, frameworks, APIs, and more) a developer needs for software development. And that’s what makes Flutter stand out among other technologies. To develop cross-platform applications with Flutter, developers use a simple object-oriented programming language called Dart. Dart focuses on front-end development, and hence developers can create awesome UI.

Important Features of Flutter

With Flutter, developers don’t need to develop separate iOS and Android app. A single codebase can be used for both platforms. The core objective behind Flutter is the use of widgets. Developers combine different widgets to build the entire UI. Below mentioned are some of the features and qualities that explain why Flutter is a better choice compared to its counterparts:

  1. Quick and Simple Development: Flutter is gaining popularity among the developer’s community due to its most lauded feature, hot reload. Hot reload allows developers to view the changes applied to the code instantly on multiple components (such as simulators and emulators). In less than a second, the updated code is reloaded. All these actions occur while the app is running. Hence, developers need not waste time restarting the entire app. This is ideal not just for building applications or adding features but also for bug fixing. As far as simplicity is concerned, building an app with Flutter doesn’t need much programming knowledge. Prior experience with object-oriented programming languages definitely be an add-on, but even a beginner with little knowledge can develop Flutter apps.
  2. Cross-Platform Support: This feature helps to share a single codebase between the target platforms. So, sharing the business logic and user interface, which is possible with Flutter, saves time and effort for the developer while not affecting the overall performance of the application or end product.
  3. Native Performance: Unlike hybrid apps, products created using Flutter are just a native thin layer over a web application. Performance is very crucial for good UX. Flutter application performance in most cases will be very close to a native app and even better in complex UI animation scenarios. Dart allows developers to build mobile applications that are truly native and do not require a JavaScript bridge (unlike React Native, for instance), as the code is compiled ahead of time. This enables the full native performance on both iOS and Android platforms without any lags and interruptions.
  4. Quicker Release Time: Due to the high productivity of Flutter developers, it takes significantly less time to build an application. So, compared to any other programming languages and frameworks, with Flutter, codes are written quicker, and end products enter the market earlier with equal effort.
  5. Open-Source: Both Flutter and Dart are free-to-use, open-source technologies. So, Flutter has a large developer community support. A developer can contribute to, seek help from or search for useful information in the community whenever necessary.
  6. Expressive and Beautiful UIs: Developers can design and build beautiful and customized UI with Flutter. Flutter’s main aim is to make creating smooth and expressive custom app interfaces a more delightful experience for designers and developers. Flutter has built-in widgets, platform awareness, rich motion APIs, and smooth, natural scrolling that delight users/customers.
  7. Widgets: With Flutter, the entire UI designing concept revolves around widgets that are built-in. Widgets ensure that Flutter offers a consistent design and development model. Widgets follow both iOS and Android design guidelines. Since widgets are Google-based, they’ve high code quality and hence, perform better than other open-source frameworks. Most of the widget frameworks are highly customizable and save development time. Overall, widgets define the various components that help in building robust and reliable UI.
  8. Compatibility: The result of using built-in widgets leads to lesser compatibility issues. Developers will face fewer issues on different versions of operating systems and can spend less time testing the app on older OS versions. Moreover, the applications can also run on any future versions due to significantly fewer compatibility issues, though widgets will have to be updated.
  9. Google Support: The biggest support standing behind Flutter is Google. As Flutter is used for the creation of Android apps, Google has a vested interest in keeping it stable and robust. Hence, it’s more than likely that Google will keep updating, maintaining, and developing this software development kit going forward, striving to make it more and more straightforward and developer-friendly as possible.

Currently, Flutter is one of the most innovative mobile technologies in the tech market. It is gaining popularity due to its simplified delivery process and increased productivity. Since Flutter is a fairly new technology, to be a good Flutter developer, one needs to have development experience in other mobile application platforms. While hiring a Flutter developer for your team, make sure the candidate has hands-on experience in developing a cross-platform mobile application. Additionally, it is also good to have proficiency in object-oriented programming languages. An ideal candidate might not have all the required skills, but they should be willing to learn quickly and adapt to different working dynamics.

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Required Expertise

Requirements - Hard skills 

  • Hands-on experience in developing native and cross-platform mobile apps
  • Deep understanding of object-oriented programming languages, preferably Dart
  • Familiarity with cross-platform, general-purpose programming languages such as Java, Kotlin, Swift, or Objective-C
  • Good understanding of Flutter SDK, Android Studio, IntelliJ, and Visual Studio Code
  • Familiarity with databases such as SQLite, MySQL, PostgreSQL
  • Deep understanding of REST APIs and mobile frameworks
  • Good understanding of Git and Jira workflows
  • Familiarity with the agile development process
  • Hands-on experience with testing and debugging mobile applications.
  • Familiarity with third-party libraries
  • Solid understanding of design patterns over and above MVP, MVVM, and MVC
  • Experience in handling location services and notifications 
  • Ability to write clean, maintainable, and testable code
  • Experience in launching and managing mobile applications
  • Ability to understand and fix any potential compatible issues 
  • Deep understanding and experience with UI and UX design skills
  • Ability to deliver applications on time, following release guidelines

Mobile application developers have a number of responsibilities. Flutter developers also have a bunch of tasks to conquer. Like any other developer, Flutter developers should have strong problem-solving skills. However, their duties are not limited to only a particular area; they need to have expertise in several areas. Some of them include:

  • Designing and developing complex cross-platform applications
  • Integrating the required features and predicting possible bugs
  • Writing clean and readable code that allows scaling the app faster
  • Participating in the development life cycle and cooperating with all team members to achieve better results
  • Troubleshooting and working with experienced team members to conduct root cause analysis of issues
  • Integrating new tools and improving the architecture of applications
  • Exploring feasible architectures for implementing new features
  • Suggesting space and time-efficient logics
  • Reviewing new and existing codebase and conducting unit test if needed
  • Ensuring designs are in compliance with specifications
  • Collaborating with the product manager and project stakeholders and keeping everyone in sync with the development schedules
  • Defining database requirements and creating and integrating the database with the application
  • Working closely with UI/UX professionals to bring out a delightful product experience
  • Managing high-scale product mobile applications
  • Adhering to security guidelines while developing the applications
  • Validating the cloud system to ensure any new changes do not compromise the security of the backend server
  • Regularly communicating with the Quality Assurance Specialist to ensure app stability
  • Translating complex business requirements into technical requirements
  • Optimizing client-facing software and executing app verification protocols
  • Communicating and sharing knowledge with the open-source community and also help to implement mission-critical software solutions
  • Mentoring and coaching junior team members

Salary Structure

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Experience Avg Salary
Entry Level $73,000
Mid-Career $120,000
Late Career $153,000

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