Flutter Will Soon be Used to Rewrite Google Play

Google Pay To Be Rewritten Using Flutter

There are now two versions of Google Pay. The first is aimed at nations where NFC-based payments are widely utilized, while the second is aimed at the Next Billion Users. In the later version of Google Pay, Tez is undergoing a Flutter redesign to serve as the foundation for worldwide expansion.

Late Friday evening, the Google Pay team announced that it had chosen the Flutter SDK to “drive its global product development.” The software is officially named “Google Pay (Tez)” on the Play Store. It allows users to pay bills, top-up phone data plans, receive local bank loans, buy train tickets, and send money with rudimentary chat capabilities.

Tez is immensely popular in India and Asia as a one-app-for-everything. Google aims to spread that model all across the world. Sundar Pichai, CEO of Google, stated as much at the start of this year:

Over the last 18 months, we’ve experienced a lot of issues with our payments product. We had an excellent start in India, where we learned a lot of features, and we’re bringing that experience and updating our payment solutions abroad. As a result, I’m looking forward to the 2020 rollout. That, I believe, will enhance the experience.

The Pay team chose Flutter to improve development — particularly on the cross-platform front — as the app grew, citing the following reasons:

We were able to write once in Dart and deploy on both iOS and Android, resulting in a consistent best-in-class experience on both platforms.

Just-in-Time compilation with hot reloading during development allowed quick iteration on the user interface, significantly boosting developer efficiency. In contrast, the ahead-of-time collection gave high-performance deployment.

The Flutter version of Google Pay (Tez) — seen above in the cover picture — has reached open beta for customers in India and Singapore. Android users can sign up through the Google Play Store.

In the future, the team is “excited to bring Google Pay to everyone around the world on iOS and Android.” It is currently uncertain what UI or functionality users in each nation will see. Regardless, it seems evident that Flutter will drive it.

Next year, Google Pay will be added to digital bank accounts in the United States, and a shopping-focused improvement is also predicted. If today’s announcement is any indication, those two talents could be based on the Flutter version. The non-Tez Pay client is likewise in the process of redesigning its bottom bar.


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