Do you want to develop apps more quickly? And to reduce costs with cross-platform development – but you’re not sure which technology to choose?
This blog compares the leading market players – Flutter and React Native to help you identify which framework best fits your app idea.
Flutter enables cross-platform app development.
It gives developers an easy way to build and deploy visually attractive, natively-compiled applications for mobile (iOS, Android), web, and desktop – all using a single codebase
But as an open-source project, both Google and the Flutter community contribute to its development.
What is React Native for?
React Native is a practical framework for:
React Native uses components that are analogous to widgets in Flutter.
To develop web and desktop applications with React Native, it’s best to use external libraries (as detailed in this paragraph).
|Installation requires extra steps e.g. setting of PATH
|Installed easily through NPM
|Detailed and easy to follow the documentation
|Documentation lack a lot of vital information
|Complete and independent architecture
|Architecture depends on bridges resulting in poor performance
|Rich in features and API has everything you need
|Heavy reliability in third-party libraries
|Productivity decreases with complexity
|Encourages developer productivity
|Smaller community than React
|Huge and active community
|Inbuilt testing support through modules
|Testing is done through third-party applications
|Release automation well documented
|Release automation also dependent on third-party applications
|Inbuilt CI/CD support
|Can be set up through third parties