Like Noxcod, Flutterflow was founded by two former colleagues reunited from the same company and who in Autumn 2020 decided to embark on an adventure... The creation of their own company. (In addition in the No Code 😄)
The two founders of Flutterflow are former Google Engineers, Abel Mengistu and Alex Greaves.
After several years working for Google Maps, Abel and Alex founded Taste in late 2019. Taste was an AI-based social app that recommended restaurants, “Like Yelp and Google Maps but better”. However, the app launched in March 2020 in the midst of a global pandemic, which made it almost impossible to develop a restaurant recommendation app.
By mid-2020 he was in despair… and they said to themselves, “It didn't work, we need to do something completely different.”
Before their first start-up, he had no font-end or application building experience, once Alex built a website.
They saw that he could create web platforms or web landing pages easily and quickly, but for them, there was no such thing for mobile applications.
After a first failure, they did not give up.
After presenting their new project to Flutter and in a 1ʳᵉ interview on Flutter Reddit that got them 900 likes in a short time (which is a lot for a start), they founded Flutterflow, in November 2020.
Thus, Flutterflow, became the fastest tool to build Low Code applications based on Flutter.
Flutter is a framework (an open-source toolkit) developed by Google. It allows you to create native cross-platform applications for iOS and Android, as well as websites and desktop applications.
Flutter is a very cost-effective tool, allowing anyone to quickly develop a mobile application or MVP. In addition, Flutter has an excellent user experience and a wide range of widgets that make it very intuitive to use.
With a tool like Flutter, your production will be improved because it offers designs to native code. Finally, Flutter combines cost-effectiveness and security, it has many tested and secure plugins.
Flutterflow is a native low-code application builder built on Flutter. It is a simple builder as users can drag and drop building blocks to create an application. Flutterflow applications can connect to live data via Firebase or other APIs.
Flutterflow is a powerful tool that allows you to create applications 2 to 3 times faster than a “classic” development tool.
FlutterFlow allows you to easily add more advanced features such as animations, push notifications, payments, etc. You can write your own custom code or create custom widgets for your application using FlutterFlow. Once your app is finished, you can export your code or deploy it directly to the app shops.
In addition, the tool has a simple and modern design that makes it very pleasant to use.
Note that the platform is constantly being improved, every month Flutterflow unveils a dozen new features in its newsletter.
Each month we reveal these new features in the No Code of the Month news available on our blog.
FlutterFlow is also accessible with reasonable price ranges.
Flutterflow is a Freemium and its prices are reasonable. The tool has 4 different packages:
According to a comparison, Capterra Flutterflow and Bubble are rated 4.5 each, an almost perfect match. However, if you look at the details of their functionality, you will notice some important differences. This will be explained in more detail in a future article dedicated to the comparison of the two tools.
For the moment, we'll give you an overview of this comparison:
Flutterflow has many advantages:
Flutterflow is at first sight a nice tool, but when you look a bit more, you notice some flaws:
Bubble is one of the oldest No code tools, it also has many advantages:
Bubble has the largest market share for platform and app creation No Code, but it does have some drawbacks:
To conclude, FlutterFlow is a powerful, intelligent and constantly evolving low code tool that deserves to be more successful. Flutterflow is undoubtedly, in 2022, one of the most competitive tools for mobile application creation.
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