Blogs

In our blog section you will find interesting articles and tutorials around embedded and desktop development with Flutter and Dart.
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Latest Posts

Feb 28, 2023

As Flutter, the open-source framework maintained by Google, continues to evolve, more developers are asking if Flutter can be used for industrial applications.

Jan 17, 2024

Explore ListView.builder's power and pitfalls in rendering extensive data. Uncover performance challenges, delve into the impact of RenderParagraphs, and discover a custom RenderObject solution for improved efficiency.

Oct 4, 2023

OPC UA is a platform independent standard for data modeling and communication that plays a major role in the horizontal and vertical integration of industrial automation systems. It is also a popular choice for connecting industrial controllers (PLCs) and entire machines with HMIs. Having an OPC UA client available is an important building block for popularizing Flutter for machine control applications.

Two years have passed since we at basysKom first attempted to use the open62541 OPC UA implementation in Flutter which resulted in a blog post describing our experience and the difficulties we encountered (for context have a quick look at the old post). Now it was time to have a fresh look into the matter to see if any of the blockers have been resolved.

Aug 22, 2023

In the realm of C/C++ programming, it's considered essential to run projects under memory leak detectors throughout the development process. In Flutter, despite Dart benefiting from garbage collection, sizeable applications often incorporate a significant volume of C code through FFI. The importance of fixing memory leaks is particularly relevant in the world of embedded devices.

Jun 22, 2023

Are you going to Fluttercon in Berlin? Here's a selection of talks relevant to Flutter on embedded systems.

Jun 1, 2023

Admittedly, hot reload is loved by many flutter developers. However, is it possible to use it with an embedded device? This blog post explains how it works.

Apr 14, 2023

To demonstrate the capabilities of Flutter on the Texas Instruments AM6254, KDAB engineers developed a modern material 3 demo application for the SoC(system on a chip).

Apr 6, 2023

As Flutter has pretty low requirements on the underlying native platform, it's quite easy to make it work in embedded environments. This blog post is about my experiences with this.

Mar 7, 2023

Crossware, as a Toradex partner, decided to invest in a Flutter PoC on a i.MX 8M Plus and use a Torizon container to understand the capabilities and boundaries.

Mar 2, 2023

My favorite Github location for built flutter engine artifacts, the latest stable arm and arm64 engine artifacts and binaries, is here. Read on, if this doesn't suit your needs.

Mar 1, 2023

So you want to run flutter on an embedded device? I would not be surprised if you have run into the issue of not being able to find a fitting flutter engine build. Find out more.