Over the last few years we have developed our mobile apps using various different programming languages and technologies. We made use of Java for the Android development but after a while we knew we wanted to develop for the Apple platform. The luminous apps team has strong skills in web technologies (namely JavaScript and CSS) and so we took a deep dive into Cordova. This allowed us to write our code once and release apps for both Apple and Android. This was great for a while due and allowed us to expand our audience nicely.

Google launched Flutter Framework 1.0 towards the end of 2018 which offered similar advantages as Cordova, write once, deploy on Apple/Android. Apps developed using Flutter offer native mobile app performance, this is where Cordova for us was lacking (the app is wrapped within a webview), some of our apps written in Cordova had large lists which became sluggish and not so nice to use. We rewrote a few of our iOS mobile apps using Flutter and we are much more pleased with the performance and also the development experience (hot reload is simply a huge time saver!). Expect luminous apps to focus on more app development using the Flutter framework for rich quality mobile apps for you to enjoy.