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Project Hummingbird To Help Google Bring Flutter applications To The Web

Google's Hummingbird is in the trial phase right now

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Flutter, which made its debut at Google’s 2017 I/O developer conference, gained quick popularity with companies like Alibaba and Capital One having built applications with it.

Flutter Live Event 2018, which took place in London on 4th of December 2018, Google announced its new project ‘Hummingbird,’ which is an experimental web-based implementation of Flutter runtime.

Flutter, which previously focused on the development of iOS and Android apps, now hits version 1.0 with the motive of extending its services to the web.

Flutter Version 1.0

Project Hummingbird will now support web browsers as well, practically seems to be Google’s gateway of having a blended app ecosystem on all its supported platforms.

In support of Flutter, Google has stated that; Flutter give developers control over every pixel of the screen, and comes with tools that let designers that let designers insert and animate graphics, videos, text and app controls.

Tim Sneath, Group Product Manager for Flutter, stated,

He further explained,

Sneath, before joining Google in 2017, was a part of Silverlight team at Microsoft and he has got a bit of experience in figuring out what doesn’t work in the cross-platform development domain.

Facebook, on the other hand, is trying to solve a similar problem with its quite popular framework, React Native.

 

Anything new?

Hummingbird does the job of taking the Dart Code; a code that all flutter applications are written in, and compiling it to JavaScript, which allows the code to run in any modern browser.

This part of the job isn’t new as developers have previously been able to compile Dart to JavaScript, but ensuring that the Flutter engine would work, and bringing all the relevant Flutter features to the web, was a major engineering effort.

The team decided to build a full Flutter web engine after a combination of Flutter widgets and its layout system was discarded.

 

More to the Event!

At the Flutter Event, a new third party and popular payment service, Square announced two new Flutter SDKs, that will easily accept payments for goods and services with Flutter, both for in-app experience or in-person using a Square payment reader.

Also, 2Dimensions announced the availability of Flare, a new tool for building vector animations, that can be embedded directly into the Flutter app.

Another bet on Flutter is Nevercode, a tool for automating the build and packaging process of Flutter apps.

In its early days, Flutter focused on building new apps from scratch, but since it has become too popular, developers now want to squeeze in codes to the existing apps and modernize them. So Google also announced a new feature ‘Add to App’, that makes it easier for developers to add codes to the existing apps.

To oppose ‘Add to App’ feature, Google also announced ‘Platform Views,’ which allow developers to embed Android and iOS controls in their Flutter apps.

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