Flutter vs React Native: Which Hybrid App Development Framework Should You Pick?

  1. According to StackOverflow, Flutter score 68.8% & React Native gets 57.9% of the popular votes
  2. Based on GitHub numbers, Flutter has 13k contributors, while React Native has 9.1k contributors.

Flutter:

  • If one is looking to build an app at first only to showcase to a potential target audience or clients, Flutter is the perfect choice for building such a minimum viable product.
  • Flutter makes use of its widgets that are highly customizable and are also rendered and managed by the framework’s graphics engine. This results in high-quality designs.
  • It is well-known that Google supports Flutter, but that also means a huge risk to the platform’s future lest the tech behemoth decides to withdraw support for it someday.
  • Dart, which is used for working with Flutter, is not nearly as well known as JavaScript, which one uses with React Native.

React Native:

  • Thanks to the hot reload features, developers using React Native can accelerate their pace of coding.
  • With the JavaScript-driven React Native, one cannot only make apps aimed for multiple platforms with just one code database but also share code.
  • One of the biggest issues one faces when it comes to using React Native is that while it enables the development of top-notch cross-platform apps, it still cannot deliver the experience of a native app.
  • React Native does not come loaded with nearly enough features and functionalities out of the box, which means one must integrate with third-party solutions to achieve the required functionalities.

Flutter vs React Native

  • Both Flutter and React Native are open-source development tools, i.e. they can be used free of charge by anyone
  • Developers across the globe agree that both deliver high-quality user experiences, though via different factors
  • A key point of difference between Flutter and React Native is performance. Flutter is the clear winner in this regard, thanks to the fact that it uses the C++ engine, Skia graphic library, etc.
  • Another key factor when it comes to choosing a framework is the IDE. In this context, React Native comes out on top since it allows developers to choose pretty much an IDE they want.

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Ryan Williamson

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A professional and security-oriented programmer having more than 6 years of experience in designing, implementing, testing and supporting mobile apps developed.

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