Home > General Development > Flutter: the good, the bad and the uglyFlutter: the good, the bad and the ugly Thom Holwerda 2018-11-23 General Development 9 CommentsHaving created my first app using Flutter, I weigh up the technology’s pros and cons against the other big cross-platform development contenderâ€Š-â€ŠReact Native. Exactly what it says on the tin.About The Author Thom HolwerdaFollow me on Twitter @thomholwerda 9 Comments 2018-11-24 12:51 am AuzyI am seriously looking at using flutter to create my first real app but was a bit put off by its preview stage.Really excited about it now after reading this 2018-11-24 6:09 am Soulbender itâ€™s super easy if youâ€™re familiar with Java, JS, Kotlin, Swift or C#.So it’s super easy if you’re familiar with one of a number of languages that has almost nothing in common.Alrighty then. 2018-11-26 8:07 am ThomasFuhringerI wonder why nobody has tried to do a Python toolkit that generates native apps for different platforms. 2018-11-26 8:50 am avgalenFirst hit for “python mobile mobile app development”: https://dbader.org/blog/python-mobile-development-kivy-vs-beewareI don’t know why anyone would think “mobile, GUI, native….surely Python” but there will always be someone that tries 2018-11-26 3:51 pm chrishA bunch of the BlackBerry 10 native apps were Python… 2018-11-29 12:27 am zima…I suppose you can built such for any platform supported by Qt/PyQt/PySide (too bad Symbian and Meego, where such apps would be native, are dead; at least Sailfish kinda still goes on) 2018-11-27 11:41 am ThomasFuhringerThat is anything but native.I was questioning the choice of Dart as a language. 2018-11-28 9:22 pm Bill Shooter of BulI think dart came before flutter. Like, Dart was created by google to fill the same role as typescript. But typescript won. So the Dart guys had to create a different purpose, and thus was born flutter. 2018-11-26 2:29 pm fretinatorI set it up on a Mac, and the 50-step manual setup process was beyond daunting. I still don’t know if I got all the steps right. I did get a simple app built and running, but it all seems like too much duct tape at the moment.