Mobile app development is here to stay, and the rapid developments in the technology are further stamping this fact. The popularity of mobile apps has reached the level that organizations are now looking to develop apps that will be compatible with both the leading OS platforms (Android and iOS).
Dart is a programming language that was first created by Google to build mobile applications. Google launched Dart in the year 2011, but it was not used very much outside Google. App development using Dart is unique as it has its own package manager, which is known as Pub.
After the announcement of Flutter’s beta version in the year 2017, Dart started getting more attention for cross-platform mobile app developers. The reason is that Flutter is built using the concepts of Dart and the mobile app developers must learn Dart to get started with Flutter. Although knowledge of OOPS also helps a great deal but Dart is the base for Flutter.
On the other hand, as discussed earlier, before the emergence of Flutter, Dart was nowhere around the scene. But since then, it has become an alternative to React Native and has got amazing attention from the mobile app development companies. The popularity of Flutter got a boost because companies like Alibaba and Google have adopted it.
Moreover, the app developers who don't like to work with Java can opt for Dart and enjoy all the fantastic features of Flutter along with it.
Google has used Dart for the front end development of Flutter. One can use Dart in the process of web development, but there is no explicit mention of developers using Dart in back-end development.
As Google developed Dart, it was imperative that the search engine giant is going to use it. Dart has also done wonders for companies such as Whale, Blossom, WorkTrails, and many more.