graphql-flutter VS apollo-android

Compare graphql-flutter vs apollo-android and see what are their differences.


A GraphQL client for Flutter, bringing all the features from a modern GraphQL client to one easy to use package. (by zino-hofmann)


:robot:  A strongly-typed, caching GraphQL client for the JVM, Android, and Kotlin multiplatform. (by apollographql)
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graphql-flutter apollo-android
11 9
3,220 3,665
0.4% 0.7%
6.1 9.7
9 days ago 4 days ago
Dart Kotlin
MIT License MIT License
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Posts with mentions or reviews of graphql-flutter. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2022-01-24.


Posts with mentions or reviews of apollo-android. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2023-06-18.
  • Migrating Netflix to GraphQL Safely
    9 projects | | 18 Jun 2023
    GraphQL queries are just HTTP POST queries with a JSON body. They're supported everywhere.

    If you want specialized tooling for them, Kotlin and Swift both have great strongly-typed GraphQL libraries.

    Apollo publishes libraries for both:



  • How to build a Snowflake API?
    10 projects | | 17 Jan 2023
    An example of a Snowflake API request using Java. This example uses Java’s built-in HttpClient and constructs JSON manually, so it doesn’t require additional dependencies; however, in production, you should use a library like Jackson for constructing JSON. Additionally, for stronger typing, you could use Apollo’s Kotlin-based GraphQL client.
  • Converting union type to Kotlin (Apollo GraphQL library)
    1 project | /r/graphql | 6 Jun 2022
    Can you elaborate on what you are trying to do? Why do you generate those classes manually? If you are using Apollo Kotlin then it will generate your data classes based on your query.
  • Migrating Android to GraphQL Federation
    1 project | /r/RedditEng | 21 Mar 2022
    We continue to rely on Apollo Kotlin (previously Apollo Android) as we migrate to Federation. It has evolved quite a bit since its creation and has been hugely useful to us, so it’s worth highlighting before jumping ahead.
  • Flutter vs Kotlin Multiplatform Mobile (not a holywar)
    4 projects | /r/FlutterDev | 24 Jan 2022
    - found Flutter graphql is way ahead , even almost mature as Apollo for JS. apollo-kotlin is several miles behind, a lot of issues, absolutely inconvenient usage after graphql-flutter
  • Java Spring Boot DTO Mapping in GraphQL
    1 project | /r/graphql | 20 Jan 2022
  • Introducing Apollo Kotlin
    1 project | /r/graphql | 17 Dec 2021
    The announcement is at and the repo at Try it out and let us know what you think!
  • GraphQL - Diving Deep
    47 projects | | 29 Jul 2021
    Apollo Client does have a good integration with these frameworks including React, iOS and Android — so, you might want to check that out
  • Any good java graphql client suggestions ?
    4 projects | /r/graphql | 7 Jul 2021
    Hi 👋Martin from here. Can you ellaborate more on "created schema files are not serialized" ? For Android app, I usually recommend separating the persistence layer and the network models so that they're not coupled. But maybe it's different from a microservice?

What are some alternatives?

When comparing graphql-flutter and apollo-android you can also consider the following projects:

dio - A powerful HTTP package for Dart/Flutter, which supports Global settings, Interceptors, FormData, Aborting and canceling a request, Files uploading and downloading, Requests timeout, Custom adapters, etc. [Moved to:]

ktor - Framework for quickly creating connected applications in Kotlin with minimal effort

ferry - Stream-based strongly typed GraphQL client for Dart

GraphQL Kotlin - Libraries for running GraphQL in Kotlin

dio - A powerful HTTP client for Dart and Flutter, which supports global settings, Interceptors, FormData, aborting and canceling a request, files uploading and downloading, requests timeout, custom adapters, etc.

javalin - A simple and modern Java and Kotlin web framework [Moved to:]

rick-and-morty-info - Made with Clean architecture + TDD + GraphQL + flutter_bloc + CodeCov + GitHooks + GitHub Actions (CI/CD) and finally with 💙

http4k - The Functional toolkit for Kotlin HTTP applications. http4k provides a simple and uniform way to serve, consume, and test HTTP services.

nhost-dart - Nhost Dart & Flutter packages

hexagon - Hexagon is a microservices toolkit written in Kotlin. Its purpose is to ease the building of services (Web applications or APIs) that run inside a cloud platform.

filament - Filament is a real-time physically based rendering engine for Android, iOS, Windows, Linux, macOS, and WebGL2