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Flutter Vs ReactNative

Currently technologies are growing very fast not only hardware based but also software based; some of them are in improvement development phase and other also in production phase. But Nowadays, cross platform based mobile application development is very popular.  A developer is enthused to learn, how with the help of web technologies (html, css and Javascript)knowledge can help him to develop mobile application. Even it is also very interesting point for project manager, Business analyst and further tech lead of company who wan to grow their business & company.

https://medium.com/@openGeeksLab/flutter-vs-react-native-what-you-need-to-know-89451da3c90b

 

So same today I am sharing hot topic of technology market. Flutter vs React Native; as such we know a year ago in Google io 17, Google announced flutter framework for mobile application development.  Which is based on Dart language, it’s also developed by Google team.  If missed this announcement, don’t worry you can checkout below video for the same.

Previously, we had React Native introduced by Facebook. It got an overwhelming response from the app developers. Google Flutter that helps to create cross platform apps with ease. By introducing Flutter, Google literally tried to resolve the issue of cross platform app development, which otherwise has always been a major challenge for the app developers. However, if we look at the current statistics, the market related to cross platform app development is expected to reach at $7.5 billion by this year.

However, the focal point of today’s discussion is making a very crucial comparison between two frameworks that help in creating cross platform apps. The opponents are Google Flutter on one hand and React Native on the other.

Flutter has been introduced last year only at the Google I/O Developer Conference 2017, while React Native has been there from 2015. Therefore, comparatively, the developers have just commenced using Flutter but React Native is proudly associated with giants like Facebook, Instagram, Skype and Bloomberg etc. React Native is an open source framework released on GitHub that paved the way for uniting both iOS and Android platform’s native APIs. However, Google’s Flutter has been a revolutionary move, which allows you to create Android and iOS highly responsive native apps at the same time.

 

What is Flutter?

Flutter is Google’s response to React Native and I’m sure you must have heard about it. After the announcement of Flutter, comparative discussions started making rounds on various mobile development communities about which “React Native or Flutter” is the best framework for developing cross-platform mobile applications with JavaScript. However, that’s a no-brainer. Flutter allow google developers build apps for both iOS and Android at once while using the exact same code. This may sound like a giant leap for Flutter but it still has a long way to go in catching up with React Native. At the moment, developers who are mentally bucketed with React Native development are not even seriously considering Flutter. Although I believe Flutter might be the future of mobile app.

 

A quick takeaways about Flutter: –

-It is the Dart Language. Say what Dart? !!! That’s the reaction of most developers.

  • The recommended IDEs with Flutter plugins are Android Studio or Intellij Idea.
  • Flutter has Dart bridge, the application size is bigger, but it works much faster. Unlike React Native with Javascript bridge.

  • React Native and Flutter share similar paradigms like event handlers and class extension.

  • Flutter’s animation and install experience are really good and smooth respectively.

Flutter Vs. React Native

Performance Wise When one compares both React Native as well as Google Flutter on the basis of their performance, it is the Flutter that has an edge over its competitor. Flutter has the advantage of Dart and also the JavaScript Bridge to connect with the native components. However, the problem with React Native is visible when the app developers are building the hybrid apps, but as far as native apps are concerned, you won’t face any performance related issues. It offers seamless performance in all standard cases and is highly reliable. However, when developing the hybrid apps using React Native, one has to face issues related to its architecture, libraries and native components. On the other hand, flutter encourages the app developers to reuse the same existing code. Plus, it is also backed by a powerful C++ engine.

Who Takes Less Development Time

The app developers work on very strict deadlines nowadays. Therefore, it becomes a bonus if they opt for a framework that offers shorter development time. So here, React Native has emerged as the winner as it reduces the time of app development. This is one of this biggest USPs.

And how does it provide that comfort to the developers? It has ready-to-use components, which upsurges the speed of cross platform app development. Although Flutter has also promised of high speed app development but it is still to be tried properly.

 

Conclusion

Well, it can be said that it is extremely difficult to pick the winner at the end, more so because both React Native and Flutter has their own set of pros and cons. One must not forget that Flutter is still new in the hub of app development industry and React Native made its inception way before to gain a good audience ground.

The final choice has to be made by the developers based on their specific requirements.

 

References

Flutter Vs. React Native: Let’s See Who the Winner is

https://medium.com/@openGeeksLab/flutter-vs-react-native-what-you-need-to-know-89451da3c90b

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