Applications written using Flutter can run on Android, iOS, the web, and desktop operating systems. Because of our investment in supporting multiple platforms, a Flutter application can run on any device with the OS version (or a later version) that the application was written for without needing changes, which broadens Flutter’s cross-platform appeal.

In this article, Flutter’s core development team (we) want to share why we invest in supporting multiple platforms, how we can keep supporting multiple platforms, and how we make decisions when it comes time to add support for new platforms or drop support for old platforms.

Looking ahead: releases of Android and iOS

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How the Flutter team addresses its issue backlog

We’re honored by the amount of positive feedback we get from folks using Flutter. As one of the largest active repositories on GitHub, we have a relatively unique challenge and we thought you might find it interesting to learn our philosophy and approach to how we’re dealing with issues at this scale, what changes we’re making to deal with the project growth, and some helpful tips for filing issues to maximize their value.

Sometimes developers attempt to use the total number of public logged issues as a measure of the overall quality of the project. We think this number is…


Managing feedback in a large open source project like Flutter

The growth of Flutter as a community-driven open source project is an ongoing source of delight to us here at Google. Whether measured in popularity on GitHub, number of projects created, or skills growth, 2019 has been a defining year for the project, and we’re ever thankful to you all for your support and contributions to make Flutter the project it is. We build Flutter with you and for you, and we hope that comes across in everything we do.

As we’ve grown, the number of issues we need to track grows, too! We use issues on GitHub in a…

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I'm a software engineer, writer, husband, father, Quaker, and ham radio operator. Presently employed by Google as a TPM for Flutter.

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