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Likelihood to Recommend

Android Studio

It is useful in the following scenarios.1. For Android development when you use Java as your front-end language.2. For Android development and Kotlin development when you use Kotlin as an alternative to Java as your front-end language.3. For Android development when you use Flutter and Dart as in your front-end development.4. For Java development.
Chiyars Malhotra | TrustRadius Reviewer

Flutter

Flutter makes it very easy to build frontend apps for all major platforms, from a single code base, with very few, if any, drawbacks. This is a game-changer, especially if you're a small team or a sole developer without the resources to manage multiple implementations. If you're starting work on a new app and need to target multiple platforms, I believe you won't currently find another solution that will get you up and running as quickly as Flutter does.
If you need to integrate a graphical framework with an existing C/C++/Java/Python project, then Flutter is likely not the solution for you because of its strong ties to Dart. For example, it may make more sense to use something like Qt for your C++ and Python apps. However, if you ever get the chance to re-write it, Flutter will seem like bliss in comparison.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

Android Studio

  • Supports Gradle instead of Maven.
  • Debug mode is excellent.
  • Android Studio is not the unique product for Android development. IntelliJ IDEA is good for it too.
  • It is open source software.
  • No need to pay, free of charge product.
  • It supports big community of other android developers.
  • Provide Java to Kotlin code auto translation.
Aleksei Jegorov | TrustRadius Reviewer

Flutter

  • User interface design works great across all platforms, including native styling for iOS/macOS.
  • Native compilation for mobile platforms and a decent rendering engine results in slick apps that can make the most of your device.
  • Dart is a well thought out language and easy to pick up.
  • Makes cross-platform development of good looking GUI apps a doddle.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Android Studio

  • Unlike Eclipse, Android Studio has no concept of a workspace. Each window houses only one project. It's not very easy to jump between projects.
  • Android Studio isn't lightweight. It consumes lots of memory and takes lots of time to perform certain tasks.
  • I frequently see ignorable messages telling me that Android Studio has encountered an error (an error in the IDE, not an error in my code). I've never bothered to find the source of these messages because the messages go away quickly, and they don't keep me from running my code.
Barry Burd | TrustRadius Reviewer

Flutter

  • Flutter has a relatively young ecosystem. It's growing fast and looks like it's here to stay, but it will take time for it to mature fully.
  • A problem that plagues all cross-platform GUI frameworks - the 'look and feel' can be awkward to perfect for all targets from a single layout. To be fair, it's hard to see how this could be improved much, and it is worth accepting you may need to use platform specific layouts in some situations.
  • Strong ties to the Dart language may put some developers off, as it's not the widest known of languages. However, it is easy to pick up, and makes for a very pleasant to use, static typed language.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Android Studio

Android Studio 9.3
Based on 9 answers
Overall support for Android Studio is quite good. As the project is maintained by Google itself, frequent updates are usually made to Android Studio to keep the IDE update and bug-free. Many community forums are also available to help developers across the world if they face any issue.
Kunal Verma | TrustRadius Reviewer

Flutter

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Alternatives Considered

Android Studio

  • Debugging and testing are easy in Android Studio.
  • The errors of the codes can be found easily in Android Studio.
  • It has superior community support.
Tharanga Wickramsinghe | TrustRadius Reviewer

Flutter

The main alternative to Flutter I have experience with, is Qt framework. For a long time, Qt was the go-to if you wanted a cross platform desktop application, probably written in C++ or Python, that could take on the 'look and feel' of the target platform. However, Qt is somewhat hampered by its licensing, in my opinion, and its relevance has diminished with the dominance of mobile platforms, and newer design philosophies. Qt is also a pain to maintain. In comparison, Flutter and Dart are totally free and open, make use of more modern approaches to app development, and let you achieve results VERY quickly. They are also a pleasure to use.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Android Studio

  • Due to Android Studio's day by day improvement, our company is making Android applications in more and more effective and efficient ways.
  • 24x7 support from Google and JetBrains is making our work running 24x7 smoother, and making our clients happier and happier day by day.
  • Due to the awesome animation and transition tricks, we are providing our clients more than they expected.
Chiyars Malhotra | TrustRadius Reviewer

Flutter

  • The rapid development capabilities of Flutter allow us to build apps we could not have previously considered commercially viable, opening new revenue streams.
  • Free and open licensing made adoption very easy (ie. free/low cost!).
  • In comparison to Qt, our time spent arguing with build tools and perfecting development environments has decreased substantially.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Android Studio

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Flutter

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

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