Are you looking for developing mobile apps more quickly at a reduced cost? And choosing the best technology for your app is giving you a pain in the neck? Well, today in this article we’ll discuss the prime market leaders, flutter by google, and react native by Facebook. Because Flutter and react-native always make up to the developer’s final lists. Every growing industry is inclined towards mobile applications to stay relevant in the business world. Consequently, it becomes a need to choose the best platform with high speed and fewer resources that can build native apps without using Swift for iOS or Java for android. So in this post, we will compare both of these platforms from a developer’s vision. So that you can make the best choice according to your business needs.
What is flutter?
Flutter was introduced by Google in 2017. It is a UI toolkit used for developing an application for ios, windows, mac, android, and Linux. It. It is a cross-platform mobile development framework that uses the Dart language (a fast object-oriented language). It’s a free and open-source project, however, both Google and the flutter community participate in the growth and improvement of the platform. Top apps like google ads, Hamilton app, Xianyu app by Alibaba, the app for JD finance are created by flutter.
What is react native?
In recent years cross-platform mobile development has gained much popularity because it enables you to develop a mobile application that runs on more than one platform. And If you are confused between which one should I go for? flutter or react native, then there is no exact answer to that. The right answer depends on your use cases and your business needs. Perhaps, you can consider some points that can push you to the crux of the matter. So let’s get started with the comparison. Here are some points that we will consider for comparison:-
- Hot reload support:- For hot reloading, both flutter and react-native got equal points. Because both include hot reloading. Hot reloading means, you inject code, save that code, and reload it on the mobile app at runtime. This is such an amazing feature that every single developer, who is working on native code, really misses out a lot.
- Unveiling date:- Now you might be wondering, how unveiling date can be a criterion. But the release date holds high potential. Because the member who is getting first into the market, always gets the upper hand in the competition. And here react-native was the first to land in the market. Although there are only two years of difference, flutter is giving tough competition and its community support is growing rapidly.
- Components:- We can design any component in both of them. But here is the twist. In react native, you get dearth of groundbreaking options to experiment with. You get a handful of things, which can be an advantage because you have to learn very fewer things but you can create any component using a third-party library. On the contrary, flutter is rich in UI components. If you don’t like to work with third-party components, you can go with flutter.
- Documentation:- On this point, my stars are clearly with flutter. The reason behind it that google provides well-written documentation of its products. And Flutter is no exception. For react native, we have to look at third-party documentation which is not much fun.
- Industry’ adaptation:– This is still a contentious question to put on. Because different people see this from different perspectives. There is no doubt people are adopting for flutter but a lot of companies are already working on react native.
- Community support:– There is no point of debate that the ball is in the react native’s court. As react native was released earlier than the flutter, it has grown its popularity. However, flutter is new, but it is fairly growing its community faster.
The bottom line