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What is Flutter and Flutter Engine ?

What is Flutter ?

  • Flutter is Google’s portable UI toolkit for building beautiful, natively-compiled applications for mobile, web, and desktop from a single codebase.
  • Flutter is a new way to build high-performance, cross-platform mobile apps.
  • Flutter is optimized for today’s, and tomorrow’s, mobile devices. Flutter makes it easy and fast to build beautiful mobile apps
  • The app developed with Flutter works on Android as well as iOS and no separate development efforts for android and iOS are required
  • Flutter allows to quickly ship features with a focus on native end-user experiences. Flutters Layered architecture allows for full customization, which results in incredibly fast rendering and expressive and flexible designs.

You can understand more about flutter from Eric Seidel, Co-founder of Flutter

What is Flutter Engine ?

The Flutter Engine is a portable runtime for hosting Flutter applications. It implements Flutter’s core libraries, including animation and graphics, file and network I/O, accessibility support, plugin architecture, and a Dart runtime and compile toolchain.

Downloading Flutter Engine Source Code

The flutter engine source code is available at github and can be downloaded using git command as below,

$ git clone https://github.com/flutter/engine.git

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