React Native v/s Flutter

The trending business agenda nowadays has been the increasing investments in the mobile app development for both Android as well as iOS platforms. Likewise the cross platform app development has gained popularity especially among the start ups with the increasing number of cross platforms being available today. There has been a constant inflow of niche technology, platforms and frameworks which allow mobile developers to create interactive and revolutionary mobile applications.

Here we will talk about the two mobile app development frameworks – React Native & Flutter

Previously we had React Native introduced by Facebook back in 2015 to avail the cost and development benefits which made it a popular framework so far in the mobile app development world.

Ever since then Google tried to resolve the challenging issue of cross platform app development by introducing Flutter- a Google SDK (Software Development Kit) last year.

1. User Interface

Both react native and flutter differ on the basis of building blocks for UI development as the former focuses on the native components of Android and iOS whereas the latter stresses upon customized proprietary widgets.

2. Native App Performance

Google Flutter has an edge when it comes to performance of the apps as it has the advantage of Dart & has no Javascript bridge to connect with the native components which increases its speed unlike React Native which uses Javascript bridge for initiating interactions.

3. Native Appearance

Applications developed with Google Flutter come with great appearance to attract users due to its access to core device functionalities whereas with react native dependency on third party APIs making it complex for the developers to run the code.

4. Configuration & Setup

Google Flutter comes with a straight-forward and an automated checklist of all the system related problems which is something missing in React native mobile applications due to lack of setup configurations.

5. Documentation & Toolkit

In case of documentation, React native has a bit chaotic documentation as compared to Flutter which has a very detailed, clear and a well formulated documentation and toolkit. As the process of tools along with documentation is a very complex process in itself- Flutter wins the race in this scenario.