Google has now launched the latest version of Flutter that supports iOS 14 and Android 11. The new Google Flutter 1.22 is only two months away from the release of version 1.20. According to Google, this version ensures that Flutter can effectively support Android 11 and iOS 14. Updates to these two operating systems involve a lot of low-level work. It has to comply with the latest version of the SDK specifications. Also, all functions have to pass Google’s extensive test suite.
For iOS 14, this version includes support for the new version of Xcode 12 and new icons. For Android 11, this update supports new screen types such as punch-hole screen and waterfall screen. It also provides smoother animation effects when the soft keyboard is called up.
Google Flutter – A platform for app developers
For those who do not know about Flutter, it is a platform for app development. It makes it possible to use the same codebase to create apps for multiple platforms. It supports Android, iOS, macOS, Linux, the Web, and even Windows devices.
This platform needs consistent development to support the new systems as they roll out. With Google Flutter 1.22, developers can now work on Android 11 and iOS 14 apps. For Android developers, the new version of Flutter does not bring much. However, important aspects of app will no longer “get lost” in the notch or punch-hole. Also, Flutter apps will sync properly even when the Android keyboard is active. iOS developers has a lot more to be happy for with this new Flutter update. First off, iOS developers can now create App Clips. In addition, the apps now runs seamlessly. There is no longer any unneccessary clipboard notification and crashes.
However, irrespective of the platform that you are developing for, there are some interesting feature with Google Flutter 1.22. We have
- a new suite of easily customizable button widgets for apps development.
- two plugins to enable developers to embed Google Maps or a website into an app. They are “production-ready.”
- Flutter 1.22 app can automatically close in the background and resume later without losing your place. This is known as “State Restoration”
It is important to note that the “state restoration” feature requires hard work from the developer for it to work properly.In addition, the new version of Flutter includes some fixes and improvements. It comes with a new new navigator, an app size tool etc.