Flutter - The Framework for IoT Applications and Companion Apps (Part 3)

Philipp Manstein

Philipp Manstein – Flutter Developer

In today’s digital era, where the Internet of Things (IoT) is playing an ever-increasing role, developing applications that work seamlessly across different platforms is crucial. In this context, Flutter has proven to be an extremely powerful and versatile solution, specifically designed for cross-platform application development.

But what makes Flutter an ideal choice for IoT applications and companion apps? Let’s take a closer look!

Consistency across different platforms

Flutter enables the development of applications that work seamlessly across different operating systems and platforms, including iOS, Android, web, desktop and even embedded systems. This ability for cross-platform consistency is crucial for IoT applications, as it ensures smooth interaction between different devices and platforms. Users find their way around the applications on the different platforms directly, as they look the same and can be operated in the same way.

High performance and responsiveness

For IoT applications, a fast and responsive user interface is crucial, especially when it comes to controlling connected devices in real time. Flutter uses the Dart programming language, which has been optimized through various measures, resulting in outstanding performance and responsiveness. This enables developers to create sophisticated IoT applications with a fluid user experience.

Customizable user interface

With Flutter, developers can create a highly customizable user interface that is perfectly tailored to the requirements of an IoT application. From simple controls to complex visualizations and animations of sensor values, Flutter offers a variety of widgets and tools to design an engaging and user-friendly user interface.

Support for native functions and hardware integration

IoT applications often require the integration of hardware components such as sensors, actuators and wireless interfaces. Flutter offers a wide range of APIs and plug-ins that enable seamless integration with native functions and hardware. This makes it easier for developers to work with various IoT devices and protocols, such as WiFi, Bluetooth or even Matter.

Rapid development and iteration

The applications on the different platforms share a base of source codes for the logic and user interface. This speeds up the development process considerably and enables teams to create prototypes, receive feedback and make adjustments more quickly.

Maintenance and bug fixing are also more efficient thanks to a code base. In the world of IoT, where requirements and technologies are rapidly evolving, this ability to iterate quickly is invaluable.

Overall, Flutter provides a robust and flexible platform for developing IoT applications that need to work seamlessly across multiple platforms and devices. Through its power, adaptability and support for native features, Flutter is well positioned to meet the challenges and demands of the Internet of Things and enable developers to create innovative and user-friendly IoT applications.


It turns out that Flutter is perfect for IoT applications and companion apps, especially with Flutter’s innovative approach of being detached from the UI elements of the different platforms. However, there are some cases where native development is advantageous. You can find out more about this and a comparison in this article.

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