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|
|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.|
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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