We all are familiar; nowadays, mobile and mobile applications are more predominant than ever. This extensive popularity has been gained with the fact that smartphones have become much cheaper and faster. The increased usage of mobile devices has increased applications being used in smartphones. The mobile network has allowed us to connect to the web almost regularly.
This need, in turn, forced companies to better think on the lines to meet customer expectations and create exhaustive versions of their products for mobile platforms. However, the challenge is to create an application that is fast and easy to use. Thus cross-platform mobile app development changed the complete market scenario and gave developers ease to build mobile applications that run on multiple platforms (Android and iOS), indeed developing a single application for multi-platform with a single codebase can save time and money. The two big market players came with React Native and Flutter as a Multi-platform Development toolkit.
Flutter is an open-source UI software development kit (SDK) launched by Google in 2018. Flutter provides a simplified framework for the development of high-performance and fast application. The application created using Flutter can run smoothly and effectively on both Android and iOS. Flutter uses a specific programming language called Dart, also created by Google.
Why React, Native?
Flutter allows the developers to create apps for Android and iOS using a single codebase. Flutter is simpler than React Native in the ways it complies with native components. Flutter uses Dart language and lets it compile the source code ahead-of-time to native code.
Comparison Between: Flutter vs. React Native
Flutter UI and React Native are relatively new cross-platform frameworks. Let’s compare both and see which framework is better in 2020. We can compare these frameworks based on the following parameters
• Time consumption
• User interface
• Installation and configuration
• Community support
However, Flutter app development is new in the industry and uses a completely different language, “Dart.” People have started giving Flutter an attempt, and those who have tried building apps using Flutter gain the ease of development.
Looking at the Flutter vs. React Native performance comparison, both toolkits have some benefits and some drawbacks.
Installation and Configuration
Any framework gets community support after being used by many of the developers. The community members help each other with development, serving each other to learn new things. If a developer ever gets stuck during the process, he/she can always turn to the community for extended help.
React Native was launched as an open-source SDK in 2015. It has been quite a while since developers have adopted this framework from all around the world. Thus, it has strong community support; While Flutter was new in the industry, its community is smaller than React Native. Flutter app development companies are linked closely with developers for the relevant solutions on the issues being faced.
App testing is an essential step in the process of app development. Testing an app governs its quality and provides feedback to enhance the app for rich user experience.
Flutter has arisen as a solution to all the existing problems which were there with React Native. But Flutter is still in its initial stage and not yet adopted by many developers. Flutter doesn’t have community support as huge as React Native. In a few years, Flutter has become too popular, and it is speculated that the time is not far away when Flutter would be dominating the app development industry.
The best way to find the perfect framework for any app development is by considering the app’s requirements and end goal.
Author Bio: James Grills is currently associated with Cumulations Technologies, a Hybrid app development company in India. He is a technical writer with a passion for writing on emerging technologies in the areas of mobile application development and IoT technology.