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re: Hi Rafi, if you want to know why the app is not in Flutter or other frameworks you can check out Ben's post about it: ...
 

Their argument is true. But you can still use Flutter for Android only dev.It may speed up your development. Plus I think it is important to have variety. I do intend this one to offer something little different (even less features than the official app eventually) rather than it being an exact clone of the webapp or official android app.

 

Their argument is true. But you can still use Flutter for Android only dev.It may speed up your development.

I do think it depends on the size of the company and what you're trying to accomplish. They have a functional PWA, they wrapped it in the respective platforms's webviews and obtained an app. They'll slowly add native features upon need.

I understand the argument pro Flutter but they hit a roadblock with the following issue and decided to go in a different direction:

Inline Android and iOS WebView #730

Presumably this requires some compositor work, similar to maps or video?

By looking at the repo, it was fixed two months after the iOS app came out and the plugin is still currently in developers preview with quite a lot of bugs

I believe that's the reason why Flutter wasn't chosen at the time

I do agree on that. That Flutter has lot to keep up with the native eco-system for now.

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