Our award-winning web & app development agency in Geneva & Zurich has deep experience with new technologies including developing mobile apps with Flutter and native technology
What is a Flutter app?
A Flutter app is a cross-platform mobile app development technology by Google, a solid, next-generation alternative to other cross-platform frameworks, such as React Native.
A Flutter app has its ready-made environment and a widget-based technology offering your business design-focused solutions.
Flutter apps in Switzerland are increasingly more popular as they feature a single code base, a native-like performance, and outstanding user experience.
What are the advantages of developing a Flutter app?
The main advantage of developing a Flutter app for your mobile devices is its improved productivity and modern app designs. This means:
Reduced development time and costs, as you need only one code for the two apps
High performance, stability, and independence thanks to its own language called Dart
Great customization & user experience with ready-made, adaptive and customizable widgets
Flutter vs. React Native App Development
The other leading cross-platform technology is React Native by Meta. Our key preference is Flutter as it outperforms React Native in many ways:
Flutter is now the leading cross-platform mobile technology
Improved startup time and overall performance
Delivers a better user experience
More control over the look and feel (user interface) of your mobile app both on iOS and Android platforms
If yet unsure ask yourself the question: would you rather provide your users an app with a technology backed by Google, like Flutter, or a technology powered by Meta?
Flutter Apps vs. Native Apps
When it comes to Flutter app vs. native mobile apps, limitations should be considered:
The lower adoption of Dart makes it more difficult to find a reliable tech partner
Can’t immediately react to the latest native changes
Less choice and support of third-party libraries and hardware APIs
A bigger app size, thus slightly slower at the start
The support for iOS is better with native technology, as Flutter is a Google product
Not good for larger or more complex solutions (including Bluetooth communication, advanced augmented reality, etc.)
When to develop a Flutter app?
Flutter is a modern, stable and performant technology that has a cost advantage over native app development as you can build your apps from a common code base.
Flutter can be a great solution for the development of low and medium-complexity mobile apps when the budget is an important factor.
Native technology might be a better choice for apps that have complex hardware-related features or where you don’t want to take any risks on performance and maintenance.
We at Swiss Tomato specialize in mobile app development both native and cross-platform. Each technology can be the right choice for developing a mobile application and we’d be happy to discuss your business idea.
Our app development case studies in Switzerland
Watches & Wonders
A complex event app for the biggest B2B watch exhibition
A hotel ratings app for a major event agency
An app for a smart bottle that helps you clean the planet
Discover Mazda CX-30 with an AR/VR app
FDI (World Dental Federation)
A questionnaire that classifies patients’ periodontal disease profile
App for one of the biggest health insurance company
Based on the specification our experts will create the wireframe of your mobile app. With the help of our team’s go-to prototyping tool, Figma, we can visualize both the creative and functional parts, screen by screen.
Following your brand’s colors and guidelines we design a simple-to-use UX (User Experience) and a UI (User Interface) that can be used across multiple devices.
Our team will apply thorough testing methods to prevent any bugs. Testing the mobile app on various devices and operating systems, and following a predefined list of tasks to be performed are essential before handing it over for client testing.
Once the client finished the testing, we will eliminate the last bugs and get everything set for the launch.
Developing a Flutter mobile app needs experts with solid background and shared experience to deliver future-proof software.
Our Switzerland-based team is made up of account managers in Geneva & Zurich, supported by senior software engineers and designers based in Hungary.
Account & Project Manager
the one who manages the overall project from planning to delivery. He or she coordinates client needs and manages the design and development team to ensure the success of the project, with an outright delivery.
What are the costs to expect when developing a Flutter mobile app?
Though determined by multiple aspects, as a rule of thumb you can count on 300-1’500 work hours. The development cost is calculated by multiplying the number of hours by the hourly rate.
As you need a sizeable team of experts and quality time to create a high-performance mobile app, we formed a pro team based in Switzerland and Hungary to offer you exceptional quality for a fair price.
Since Flutter is a cross-platform technology, you can count on 25-30% fewer hours on front-end development compared to native development.
Development hours based on the complexity of the Flutter app
The complexity of your app will define the working hours needed and hence the budget you need to plan for the development of your Flutter app.
Let us give you some general estimations on the development hours needed based on complexity.
Simple Flutter mobile app
A simple mobile app with an already existing back-end takes 250-350 hours of development time and about 12-14 weeks timeframe.
Medium-complexity mobile app
A medium-complexity app presumes a limited number of functions that need to be developed both on the front-end and the back-end. For such a mobile app expect 350-550 hours and a development time of 14-16 weeks.
High-complexity mobile app
A Flutter app of high-complexity that has several special features – such as in-app payments, user management, complex content management module, integration of 3rd party systems – and an advanced back-end needs 650-1500 development hours and 5-7 months of development.
Starting your Flutter app development project
We would love to put our expertise at your service and become a partner in your Flutter mobile app project. The best way to start is to define your requirements by preparing a written brief. Either you can share yours or if you need some guidance, we will help you by sending our brief template that you can follow.
We have a solid, proven history of working on a variety of mobile app development projects in the Geneva and Zurich region and across Switzerland. Whether you are a start-up, a non-profit organization, or an established business, we are here to bring your mobile app idea live with the latest technologies and proven award-winning capabilities.
As we settle only with the best, by combining the flexibility of a small agency with the expertise of a big one we can provide the attention you need. Are you in?
Have a project in mind?
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