App dev has tremendously grown when it comes to cross platforms, allowing creators to try out new possibilities. As a result, thousands of companies realize they can now switch from cross-platform dev to native creations. There are tons of easy and challenging old and new programs to help you with this work, but today we will compare and concentrate on one of the most popular ones, React Native and Flutter. So which one is better, Flutter or React Native?
What exactly is React Native, and how it works?
RN is an entirely open and free-to-use app framework Facebook developed and issued. How does it work? The program works with the help of React framework, supported by a team of experienced users and abundant libraries you can work with freely. What is the best moment about this software? Here, you don’t need to write your code twice. Besides that, the program turns your code and converts it to an APK file for further work. The program was issued back in 2015, so it had plenty of time to ground on the market, attracting more and more customers.
Is Flutter any different?
Flutter is also a free and open app dev software (well, partially.) It was solely created and issued by no other thn Google and used by IOS customers, as well as tested by the Google services. This framework has been thoroughly tested to reach the Beta stage and enter the markets for good. It works on the same issue as our first contestant but does it more peculiarly. If you want to know the core difference, it’s in the programming language. Flutter uses Dart, Google’s coding language, not known among many programmers, but already gaining popularity though being in the market for only two years.
Are they too similar?
These programs have the same purpose of introducing free and open-source app dev for masses. You can write a code only once to use it everywhere, applying it on various platforms. Moreover, both of these programs work equally affective when operating with IOS, Android, or other operating systems. You can basically write any code from Java to Swift if the frameworks don’t give you enough efficiency. For example, it applies if you don’t receive enough API support.
Additonally, anyone can use these platforms because of the available features. Anyone can share their code and co-work by adding new decisions and contemplating on reasons a code might’ve failed to work, suggesting new solutions.
But what are their peculiarities?
These two frameworks work with different code languages. Because Native works with JS and Flutter uses Google’s Dart, the discrepancies are significant. Most creators would choose JS as it’s more straightforward and has more documentation.
The process of packing the code also remains one of the core discrepancies. For instance, RN turns a code into packs with runtime and additional libraries while Flutter turns everything into machine code. It results in shorter periods of converting and faster workflow. If you care about speed of your performance, you better stick with Flutter.
You have to think twice when working with a framework because of the platforms they are intended to serve. When it comes to these programs, both of them work best with IOS and Android, and other operating systems. RN is applicable for creating Windows applications for a variety of operating systems, as well as the Internet. Flutter, however, is on its testing stage, not having as much to offer. But to add sugar to the mix, Fuchsia, an OS to become the main Google’s hit, is allegedly supporting Flutter.