Flutter and React are the two best frameworks for cross-platform app development. Having an app on IOS and Android is a wish for many businesses.
To develop a cross-platform app, you need to use either Flutter or react. Both are good for app development, and one should carefully decide which one to choose.
Wondering Which One to Choose? Read the complete blog, to know the difference between both the frameworks.
But before diving into it, let us get introduced to both the frameworks.
- Flutter- Flutter is an app development framework made by Google. It helps you in developing apps that work on IOS and Android. Google initially released Flutter in May 2017.
- React Native- React Native is an app development framework made by Facebook. Like Flutter, it also helps you in developing apps for IOS and Android devices. Facebook initially released React Native in May 2015.
Now that we have a basic introduction about both the platforms. We are ready to learn the differences between both. Without further ado, let us start.
It is interesting to know that both the developers fulfil the same purpose that is app development. But these both frameworks use two different languages.
That’s the first difference. Now let us keep reading ahead.
The major difference between Flutter and React Native is of Technical Architecture. Both these frameworks have different frameworks due to the fact they are specific to app development as per the need of a developer.
On the other hand, Flutter doesn’t use any bridge. The communication is smooth as the bridge is absent. This feature gives flutter upper hand as compared to React Native. This feature also enables apps developed in Flutter to be more smooth and stable.
One of the most crucial parts of apps is the User Interface. UI (User Interface) is so important that it takes almost half of the time of app development.
In React Native, we can use third- party libraries. As we read above React Native has a bridge. Thanks to this bridge, it helps React Native to render the native components. But it has a disadvantage too. The disadvantage of React Native is that it is very hard to replicate complex User Interface on apps made in it.
In contrast, Flutter has no UI Widgets. You don’t need to use third-party libraries as there are already innumerable UI widgets. It allows apps made in Flutter to be more consistent. That’s why some developers consider flutter app development to be easy as compared to React Native app development.
Time to Market
Time to Market is fairly equal on both the frameworks. And it all depends on the Developer or React native app development company.
If your code needs to be reused for a web app and a desktop app, then you should go for React Native. If your app needs MVP in a short period, you should go for Flutter.
React Native lacks CI/CD support. That means to deliver your app on the app store or google play store, and you might need third-party solutions. These third-party solutions can be Fastlane or Bitrise.
Oppositely, the Flutter has a good guide to deliver apps for both the App Store and Play Store. It also supports a command-line interface for faster delivery to Market.
Now let us look at the next important point that you should consider while choosing between Flutter and React Native.
We all know whether it’s react-native app development or flutter app development; Community support matters a lot. The community support will help everyone.
Since React Native was launched earlier then Flutter, it has large community support. But even Flutter doesn’t stay back. It has gained large popularity over a short period. And ever since it is launched Flutter’s community support is rising exponentially.
Now let us read about the last point in our list. Remember it’s last but not least.
It’s disappointing that React Native app development doesn’t offer any official testing support for integration and UI level Testing.
While React Native doesn’t support testing, Flutter supports testing via documentation and other features.
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