Go Q & A


Can you use Go for mobile app development?

Yes, you can use Go for mobile app development, primarily through frameworks like Flutter and Go Mobile. While Go is not traditionally associated with mobile development like Java (for Android) or Swift (for iOS), its versatility and performance make it a viable option for certain types of mobile applications.


  • Flutter: Flutter is a popular open-source UI toolkit developed by Google for building natively compiled applications for mobile, web, and desktop from a single codebase. Flutter allows developers to write mobile apps using the Dart programming language, but it also supports integrating Go code via platform channels.
  • Go Mobile: Go Mobile is a toolkit provided by the Go team that allows developers to write Android and iOS applications using the Go programming language. Go Mobile enables developers to write shared Go code and compile it into platform-specific libraries that can be called from Java (for Android) or Objective-C (for iOS).
  • Performance and Efficiency: Go’s compiled nature and runtime efficiency make it well-suited for mobile app development, especially for performance-critical tasks, background processing, and CPU-intensive computations. Go’s garbage collector and memory management mechanisms help optimize resource utilization and minimize runtime overhead on mobile devices.
  • Concurrency and Goroutines: Go’s built-in support for concurrency, Goroutines, and channels makes it easier to write responsive and efficient mobile applications that can perform multiple tasks concurrently, handle asynchronous operations, and communicate between concurrent components.
  • Cross-Platform Development: While Go itself is not a cross-platform mobile development framework, Flutter and Go Mobile provide options for writing cross-platform mobile applications that target both Android and iOS platforms from a single codebase. This allows developers to leverage code reuse and maintainability across different mobile platforms.
  • Native Integration: Go can be integrated with native platform APIs and third-party libraries using platform channels and interop mechanisms provided by Flutter and Go Mobile. Developers can access platform-specific features, sensors, hardware peripherals, and system services using Go code and interact with native UI components seamlessly.
  • Community Support: The Go community actively contributes to the development of tools, libraries, and resources for mobile app development with Go. While the mobile development ecosystem for Go may not be as mature as other platforms, it continues to evolve, with ongoing efforts to improve tooling, documentation, and support for mobile developers.


While Go may not be the first choice for all mobile app development projects, it offers a compelling option for developers who prioritize performance, efficiency, and cross-platform compatibility. By leveraging frameworks like Flutter and Go Mobile, developers can build high-quality mobile applications using Go’s expressive syntax, concurrency model, and performance characteristics.

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