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Title: Flutter VS React Native App Development: Which one to Choose


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Flutter VS React Native App Development Which
one to Choose
When it comes to developing applications, there
are multiple options one has in the market.
Today developing cross-platform applications is
way easier than before because
of the number of tools available. There are
frameworks like Flutter, React Native, Xamarin,
multiple Adobe
PhoneGap, and more. But, with the increasing
number of frameworks and programming languages,
there is also confusion as to which one should
choose.
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If you are thinking of developing an application
and unsure which framework is perfect for your
cross-platform application development, you are
in the right place. Here, we are going to talk
about two of the most used frameworks for
cross-platform app development i.e. React Native
and Flutter. Herein, I will provide you details
about each of these frameworks, their pros and
cons, and which one to choose and why. What is
Flutter? Flutter is a portable UI toolkit used to
develop cross-platform applications using a
single codebase. In simple terms, it is a
software development kit used to develop
applications easily. Developers can easily
develop intuitive, ?exible, and expressive UI.
Flutter is loaded with a large amount of in-built
libraries and widgets it helps to make the
development environment faster. The best part of
Flutter app development is the ease it provides
developers to develop applications and works
like native applications. Flutter is free and
open-source technology which makes it a go-to
solution for developing applications. Moreover,
Flutter
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uses Dart programming language, which is
object-oriented and easy to learn. Because of
the in-built widgets, app rendering is faster
and has a great look and feel. Google developed
and launched Flutter in 2017 intending to
provide users ease to develop applications and
launch it. Today, it is one of the
fastest-growing frameworks and Dart is the
fastest-growing programming language. According
to research by Statista, Flutter is the second
most popular framework to develop cross-platform
applications. With the latest release of Flutter
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different operating systems like Microsoft,
Linux, iOS, and macOS. Additionally, it even aims
to provide better experience to web browsers
like Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and Edge. You can
also use Flutter to develop applications for
cars, TVs, and smart home appliances. Pros and
Cons of Flutter Pros
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  • Hot Reload
  • Flutter provides dynamic and fast application
    development, which developers prefer. They can
    make changes in the code base and can
    immediately see the output of it. As the output
    comes in milliseconds, it is known as Hot Reload.
  • Using this feature, the developer can add
    features, ?x bugs, and try new ideas. Hot Reload
    is very easy to use for developers and designers
    as they can quickly make changes and see the
    output in a fraction of a second.
  • Single Code-Base
  • One of the biggest bene?ts of Flutter is its
    single codebase. Developers need to write code
    once and run it on multiple platforms. Flutter
    is platform-independent, so developers can use
    its functionalities for multiple platforms.
    Moreover, developers dont need to change the
    style, or functionalities of apps depending on
    the platform, saving a lot of time and resources.

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  • Faster Apps
  • Flutter apps work smoothly and fast without
    cutting or hanging while scrolling as it uses
    Skia Graphics Library. Due to this, the UI is
    completely redrawn every time when the view of
    the app changes. Most of the work is done using
    GPU, which means Flutter UI is smooth and
    delivers graphics in 60 fps.
  • Seamless Integration
  • With Flutter, it is easy to integrate third-party
    applications. Developers dont need to write
    different codes to integrate on different
    platforms. Flutter depends on Java for Android
    integration and Swift for integrating with iOS,
    so there is no need to code or get into any
    technicalities.
  • Cons
  • Less Developers
  • Flutter is still in its early stages of
    development and as a result, it has fewer
    developers available. It is very rare to ?nd a
    developer who has experience in Flutter app
    development. So,

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  • while developing complex applications, you are
    very less likely to get experienced developers.
  • Flutter App Size is Larger
  • Applications written in Flutter are larger than
    native applications. They occupy a lot of space
    and are dif?cult to download or update. People
    prefer an application that is small in size and
    occupies less space on their phones.
  • Weak iOS Support
  • Some of the Flutter features provide very little
    support to iOS applications. Often, there are
    problems with iOS SDKs as they do not work
    perfectly with them. Additionally, most of the
    iOS features like VoiceOver, Guided Access,
    Captioning, and Audio Descriptions are not
    supported by Flutter. But, over the years, we
    hope it will get better.
  • What is React Native
  • React Native is an open-source mobile application
    framework that uses JavaScript. It is useful to
    develop applications for

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both Android and iOS using a single code base.
Similar to widgets in Flutter, React Native uses
Components to make the development process
easier. The applications developed using React
Native apps have similar performance and UX of
native apps, which helps in providing users with
a better experience. Developers can easily
develop ?exible, interactive, and intuitive
applications using React Native. Facebook owns
React Native and revolutionized the way
developers develop cross-platform applications.
According to research by Statista, React Native
is the most popular development platform to
develop cross-platform applications. Roughly we
can say that React Native powers every second
application we see. Today in the developer
circle, React Native has one of the largest
communities and provides large resources to
learn. There are tons of resources available
like blogs, tutorials, videos, monthly and
yearly conferences, and constant updates from
Facebook, making it better. As React Native is
open source and easy to learn, you will easily
?nd many React Native developers.
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  • Going further, lets see the pros and cons of
    React Native application
  • Pros and Cons of React Native
  • Pros
  • Build Applications Faster
  • One of the major USPs of React Native is less
    development time. The framework provides many
    ready-to-use components which make the
    development process faster. React Native
    provides access to one of the largest package
    ecosystems as it depends on JavaScript.
    Developers have access to many extensive bases
    of packages and can help in saving development
    time.
  • One Framework for Multiple Platforms
  • Using React Native, you can reuse the codebase
    between iOS and Android applications. It
    provides a single code base for multiple
    applications and can work seamlessly. Some
    features will work in npm (node package manager)
    packages, while

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  • others you will need to create from scratch.
    Additionally, using React Native, you can share
    your code between React Web applications. Thus,
    it provides consistency among different
    platforms and provides users with a better
    experience.
  • Fast Refresh
  • This works similar to Hot Reload and provides
    developers with the perfect solution to ?x their
    bugs, create new features, and more. The best
    part is developers can make the changes and see
    the results in seconds.
  • Simpli?ed UI
  • React Native is used to creating mobile UI. In
    native app development, you will need to develop
    a sequence of applications. React Native helps
    in a new method of app development, i.e.,
    declarative programming in which such an order
    of implementing actions is an old practice.
    Hence, it is easy to spot bugs and quickly ?x
    them.

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  • Large Developer Community
  • React Native is the open-source JavaScript
    framework that allows developers to contribute
    and make the framework better. Today, it has a
    large number of developers and resources to
    learn. New developers have access to blogs,
    videos, tutorials, and more, making it easy to
    develop applications.
  • Cons
  • Compatibility and Debugging Issues
  • Being a top framework for developers can sound
    absurd, but React Native has an issue with
    debugging and compatibility issues. Many
    developers struggle with debugging their
    applications.
  • Lack of Custom Modules

React Native lacks underdeveloped. There
many components are many custom
and is still components
available, but you will need to make your
components from
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scratch in some cases. While developing custom
components, you might end up having three
codebases i.e., React Native, Android, and iOS
for a component instead of only one. In each of
those codebases, there might be differences in
behavior of the app. Which one should you
choose Both the frameworks are best in their way
and serve a purpose, i.e., to ease the
development of cross-platform applications.
Depending on your apps requirements you need to
decide which framework you prefer. Consider
parameters like users requirements, app
functionalities, current market trends, discuss
with your team members, budget, and more before
taking the ?nal decision. Wrapping Up The
demand of responsive applications and frameworks
has increased the demand of different
frameworks. And to ful?ll this demand, companies
have played a major role in the developer
community. Both Flutter and React Native serve a
purpose and have matured a lot over the years. If
you are still confused and need expert advice,
you can reach out to us, and
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our developers will help you. Depending on your
requirements, our experts will help you decide
whether Flutter app development is better or a
React Native app.
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react-native-app- development-which-one-choose/
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