Flutter vs React Native
The buzz among the developers especially when a cross-platform application development equipment lights the sky for the first time makes it quite clear on the domain’s popularity and demand. Although there are impressive numbers of cross platforms available on the market, Flutter and React Native comes out on top with their supportive community and immense popularity. Moreover, both these platforms are introduced and maintained by the giants of the technological world.
What is Flutter?
What is React Native?
Released in 2015, React Native is also an open source framework for mobile app development.
To get started with Flutter, all one has to do is to download the package, unzip, and point to the folder. But the learning curve is steep as it requires a complete understanding of Dart and reactive programming.
Flutter has a large number of ready-to-deploy widgets that form the primary building blocks. It also has Hot Reload which allows the application to rerun while in development and thus speeding up the process.
Getting started with React Native is also simple, it only requires the installation of the create react native app package to create a new React Native application.
React Native is more into the native components of Android and iOS. It uses virtual DOM to communicate with native UI elements. A highlight of React Native is that its Expo integration allows you to run the code in mobile devices by scanning the QR code without any wiring.
Dart is considered to be a high performant language which in turn makes Flutter better. The framework’s applications are compiled with C/C++ libraries and so it gives better native performance.
In our analysis, although the number is less, there were situations when React Native performed better than Flutter, but overall, our results align with the conclusion of the experts: Flutter slightly has an edge over React Native.