Flutter vs. React Native: What works best for you?

Cross-platform development applications like Google's Flutter & Facebook's React Native differ in the use of their languages, performance, adaptive components & many such features.

Flutter vs. React Native: What works best for you?
Published By - Kelsey Taylor

People are moving towards modern technologies by the app development which has gained popularity in the field of mobile-phones services. In light of this, we’ll be comparing two of the most popular cross-platform development applications available today.

Flutter, introduced by Google, is new to the mobile application world which resolves the issue of cross-platform app development, a major challenge for app developers. Whereas React Native, introduced by Facebook, gained popularity within a short period of time and benefited the companies that adopted it.

Flutter vs React Native: A quick comparison

First Released May 2017 Jan 2015
Created By Google Facebook
Language It uses Dart language. It uses JavaScript language.
Popularity and Coverage Rating of 37,200 Github stars. It is trending in the industry and Google is trying to make sure that it becomes the most popular application in the developer’s tribe. Rating of 68,690 Github stars. It’s one of the most common application among developers.
Reusable Code It allows overwriting the code. You can recycle the code and use it. It also allows to reuse the code, but that is restricted to some components only.
Components Library It has a small inclusive library. It has a large inclusive library.
Competitive Advantage It is simple and easy to use. It is older in the market with higher availability.
Performance It is much faster than React Native as it uses Dart and JavaScript to connect with native components. It uses hybrid apps where developers have to face issues related to it’s architecture, libraries and native components.
This makes working with react native complicated and slower as compared to flutter.
Industry Adoption Some of the apps using flutter are Alibaba, Google AdWords, Birch Finance, and Hamilton Musical Some of the apps using React Native are Instagram, Facebook, Skype, Pinterest, Uber, Walmart, Bloomberg, Vogue, and Wix.
Adaptive Components Some components are adaptive automatically. Components are not adaptive.


Flutter and React Native both have pros and cons. One shouldn’t forget that React Native is already an established platform with a massive community support whereas Flutter is still young and has to achieve that level of the popularity.

Since Flutter is a newer framework, it will take some time to be adopted by the industry but till then React Native will be a smarter choice to start with. Besides, it all depends upon what specifications are desired by the developers.

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Kelsey manages Marketing and Operations at HiTechNectar since 2010. She holds a Master’s degree in Business Administration and Management. A tech fanatic and an author at HiTechNectar, Kelsey covers a wide array of topics including the latest IT trends, events and more. Cloud computing, marketing, data analytics and IoT are some of the subjects that she likes to write about.

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