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Figma-to-code: Why it's a new game-changer

There are a lot of resources out there for developers to make their job easier, but it can be hard to find something that can really make a difference. If you're an app developer and you're looking for ways to get more done, it could be a game-changer.

Let's look at the process of creating a native mobile app.

The conventional mobile application development process

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Groups that contain specialists in both iOS and Android often employ a process like the one described above. When a new feature needs to be included, research or brainstorming is performed and then the project progresses with the designs. After the user flow, architecture, and graphics with symbols and graphics are complete, it is then passed to the development group. Finally, each iOS and Android developer imports and applies the UI for the eventual deployment.

Developing in Flutter

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Groups with iOS and Android developers will usually go through a process like the one mentioned above. When another feature is required, research or brainstorming is carried out, and then the project begins with the designs. After the user flow, and layout together with screens, symbols and visuals are completed, then it is passed onto the development squad. In conclusion, each iOS and Android programmer imports and executes the UI for the final launch.

Another innovative process

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Suppose we could create only the essential coding for mobile app development and the themes, icons, and formatting would be taken care of automatically. This would free up a lot of time for developers to concentrate on coding for interface and business logic. While it might seem too incredible to be true, this is achievable with the Figma-to-Flutter technology.

About Figma-to-Flutter

It is well-known that Figma is a program that designers use to design screens for mobile applications. Formerly, developers would get the designs from the designers and then build the user interface from the beginning. Now, with FUNCTION12, a design-to-code tool, the engine can identify the design from Figma and automatically convert it into development-ready codes. It is important to note that FUNCTION12 is not a prototyping tool. It offers previews of screens, containers, and codes, but it is intended to read the intent of the designer from the designs to generate coding for developers.


Despite the fact that coding the user interface may not be a complicated task, you may be curious as to why you should use FUNCTION12. Listed below are some of the reasons why you should think about using FUNCTION12 when creating your program.


Building user interfaces with code can be a laborious process, especially when meeting a tight deadline. It often takes a lot of work to create a feature from scratch, and collaboration among a team is needed for success. To effectively communicate, brainstorm and generate ideas, an adequate amount of time is necessary. By utilizing a tool like FUNCTION12, you can reduce the time spent in the development process and decrease the overall time to complete the project.


By embedding your Figma project URL into FUNCTION12, the software's in-house system will instantly assess and identify the designs by reading the creator's intent. This is because one of the co-founders of FUNCTION12, Luke Park, is a coder who comprehends the significance of precisely converting the designs into codes. There might be minor elements that the engine may have misinterpreted, which the developer can correct by selecting from the edit menu. With minimal effort, you can boost the quality with FUNCTION12.


Doing the same thing over and over can become exhausting, especially when it comes to coding. It can lead to reduced efficiency and make the job quite dull. With the use of code automation, developers just need to make sure the tool's output is correct. This not only lessens the repetition but also saves time, which improves productivity.

Let’s export Flutter codes

1. Put Figma link

Image descriptionPut your Figma link in FUNCTION12 and make a project. Afterward, FUNCTION12's specific system will start to evaluate your design without any delay. This can take a different length of time based on project size or the number of screens, but it usually only takes less than sixty seconds.

2. Go through and add edits

Image descriptionThrough selecting each design, you will be able to view a preview of the screen and container. You can additionally modify the background, the space between elements, margins, the positioning of elements, scrolling, and a variety of other settings from the toolbar at the top.

3. Code Preview

Image descriptionIt is important to remember that previews are not just accessible for the screens and container but also for the code view. Once you have inspected the codes, you can save it by tapping the 'Flutter' option from the 'Export' button located at the top of your menu.

4. Export it

Image descriptionOutput the code in Flutter and utilize it immediately in the production environment!

Visit FUNCTION12 and get automated code for free by signing up today.

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It hardly even gets mentioned in interviews or listed as a pre-requisite for jobs.

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