Home > General Development > Flutter: the good, the bad and the ugly Flutter: the good, the bad and the ugly Thom Holwerda 2018-11-23 General Development 9 Comments Having 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 Holwerda Follow me on Mastodon @firstname.lastname@example.org 9 Comments 2018-11-24 12:51 am Auzy I 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 ThomasFuhringer I wonder why nobody has tried to do a Python toolkit that generates native apps for different platforms. 2018-11-26 8:50 am avgalen First hit for “python mobile mobile app development”: https://dbader.org/blog/python-mobile-development-kivy-vs-beeware I 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 chrish A 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 ThomasFuhringer That is anything but native. I was questioning the choice of Dart as a language. 2018-11-28 9:22 pm Bill Shooter of Bul I 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 TommyD I 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.