The usage of mobility solutions is increasing at a rapid speed. For startups to large enterprises to launch mobile applications on different platforms is the next major challenge. In order to develop multiple solutions for several platforms leads to an increase in the cost as well as consumes higher time duration.
Cross-platform app development has come to the rescue. With the right tools and technologies, developers can launch robust, secure, and native-like experience applications with a single codebase for the different platforms.
Presently, in cross-platform development services – React Native and Flutter are the trending technologies. Both are modern, popular, and allow developers to build applications for multiple platforms. In order to leverage all the benefits of React and Flutter, it is important to know all about these technologies including their pros and cons.
In this blog, we are discussing Flutter and React Native along with the major differences that help enterprises to choose the right one as per your project requirements.
According to Wikipedia, “Flutter is an open-source UI software development kit created by Google. It is used to develop cross-platform applications for Android, iOS, Linux, macOS, Windows, Google Fuchsia, and the web from a single codebase.”
The Hot Reload feature makes Flutter different from the other cross-platform technologies. It allows coders to witness the modifications at the time of development only. Instantly, they are enabled to notice the changes.
Moreover, the hot reload feature simply the app development process and helps to save a huge amount of time and effort for the programmers.
Flutter supports the Dart programming language. It utilizes JIT and AOT compilation that ensures improving functionalities and boosts performance. Furthermore, Flutter is the modern programming language, it is designed with the motive to deliver high performance and match the latest market demands.
With Flutter, developers can create custom widgets. It offers all sets of widgets that include material design and a Cupertino pack that offers a tech error-free experience. This feature again makes Flutter a unique platform for cross-platform app development.
Flutter is based on open source technology that allows cross-platform developers to opt for the ready-to-use source code. Developers can modify the codes in terms of adding, editing and deleting source code as per the project requirements. The open-source code helps to save a huge amount of time for the programmers.
Moreover, the contribution of developers across the globe helps to resolve the universal development complexity issues that help to save huge time.
The main reason to opt for React Native technology is that it is backed by Facebook. It has strong tech giant community support that makes React Native fully trusted and with the contribution of the experts, it is updated and allows to leverage the benefits of the latest technologies.
React Native technology supports third-party libraries. It allows mobile app developers to have full access to the third-party platforms that allow them to integrate features easily and helps to save a huge amount of time and effort.
|On the basis of||React Native||Flutter|
|Initial Release||March 26, 2015||May 2017|
|Developers||Facebook and community||Google and community|
|License||MIT||New BSD Licence|
|Supports Platforms||Android, Android TV, iOS, macOS, tvOS, Web, Windows, UWP, and VR||Android, iOS, Fuchsia, Web platform, macOS, Microsoft Windows, Linux|
|Performance||Slow as compared to Flutter||Faster as compared to React Native|
|Architecture||Use of Flux architecture||Use of Skia architecture|
Both have strong community support but Flutter is new to the market as compared to React Native. React Native has already won hearts and developers are putting their efforts to make it more advanced but Flutter will take some time for it to meet the expectations.
Flutter allows developers to reuse the codes at extended possibilities, but with React Native developers can reuse the codes limited.
Let’s make the differences more simple to understand for our users. Have a quick look at the major differences that you should know between Flutter and React Native.
In this blog, we have listed all the features and major differences between Flutter and React Native. Developers can choose the technology for the app development process as per the project requirements. React Native is the oldest platform whereas Flutter is a modern cross-platform app development platform.
Milap Chavda is a Digital Marketing Expert at one of the fast-growing, global, web, mobile app and software development company, OneClick IT Consultancy. He does blogging as a hobby and loves to write on startup, business, mobile technologies and app development.