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Flutter, Google's crack at a platform for mobile, desktop and web apps, has hit version 1.9 as the company targets Apple's upcoming iOS 13 and macOS Catalina. Its Dart language also got a tickle.
The software was flung at coders during Google's Developer Days conference for Chinese source wranglers and this iteration will please those targeting Apple platforms.
Thing - Developers - Codebase - Platforms - Xcode
Flutter 1.9, which does the Xamarin-like thing of allowing developers to fling a single codebase at multiple platforms, has been updated to support the new Xcode 11 build system and has added 64-bit support throughout its toolchain. The gang expect it to work well for Catalina apps.
Mobile developers will be more interested in iOS 13 support, and the team has added an implementation of the iOS 13 draggable toolbar and support for vibration feedback. Not present right now, but on the way, is support for the feature du jour – Dark Mode.
Production - Feature - Support - Bitcode
Also not in really for production, but available as an experimental feature, is support for Bitcode.
Bitcode has long been a thing on the Apple platform and for Flutter users, the support opens the door for watchOS and tvOS apps, which must contain bitcode. It has been supported in Xamarin for years, but those who prefer Google's take on things will be interested to...
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