In today’s world human beings are more reliable on the mobile application for the daily bases task to make the living easy and delightful. Smartphones and handy devices for android and ios come to the market every month with upgraded features.
To increase the reach of application to the people it is necessary that your application would be compatible with all types of the devices and to do that we need to either create a native application for android and ios both or we can create a cross platform application which will be compatible to android and ios both.
For the cross platform application ionic and flutter are the 2 names which are in demand nowadays. Each and every platform has some pros and cons.
Some features which make the flutter more reliable and adaptive framework for cross platform application.
In the simple words we can say if anyone has some basic knowledge of android and ios then they can easily work on the flutter it does not require any sound knowledge of language.
Dart has some unique features like functions can be put at top-level, outside of any class in Dart.
Classes in Dart have internal interfaces. No external interface makes the language less complex.
Dart tries to minimize the compilation error until it can. The warnings appear in dart but warnings do not interrupt the execution of the program.
Fast App Development
Flutter’s hot reload feature does the quick and easy experiment, build UIs, add features, and fix bugs. Hot reload works by injecting updated source code files into the running Dart Virtual Machine (VM).
Whereas in an ionic rich library of front-end building blocks beautiful app development is the best possible thing but fast app development is still a nightmare in the ionic.
Performance is always the main concern for any application. As we can say that application’s UI is awesome and features and support and compatibility is also perfect but if application is not performing up to the mark then it ruins all the effort and work done on that application.
60% to 70% of users never experience those applications twice which pains them on performance in the first use.
It directly indicates that if your application has performance issues then you already lost 60% of user reach in the start of your application launch.
On the other hand Flutter application performance in most cases will be indistinguishable from the native app and even better in complex UI animation scenarios.
Contrary to the approach of most cross-platform frameworks, Flutter doesn’t rely on any intermediate code representations or interpretation. Flutter application is built directly into the machine code, which eliminates any performance bugs of the interpretation process. Ultimately, you get your release application fully compiled ahead of time with Flutter.
Ionic based OS apps load in web views so the speed of the web views performance is limited.
Animations run slower due to web view performance but even without that it takes a
Collaborative effort to try to make them appear less messy but still not fully eliminate that.
Whereas in Flutter apps compile mode/Debug mode and builds use a Dart virtual machine to run Dart code in order to enable stateful hot reload. And because of Dart VM the speed of the code is fast.
Animations are the most important and interacting part of the application. Animations let users glued with the application and create an willingness to use the application again and again.
Flutter allows you to customize the animations which will be displayed on the front end. Flutter allows you to implement Shared element transitions, shape/color/shadow manipulations, clipping, transformations actions as easy as pie.
Flutter has the library for animation only.So we can say here for animation Flutter is simply great.
Ionic does not have a separate library for the animations and application run in webview so the animations took too much time to run.
In this growing world every technology gets updated in some period of time and both flutter and ionic are not too old in the IT industry.
Flutter has its own rewritten libraries which makes it more reliable and safe instead of the ionic which has kept changing support, standards, and libraries which can be completely rewritten at any time.
No Java SDK integration
In Spite of the above advantages of flutter some other benefits of using the flutter are:
– Documentation in flutter is comprehensive, well-structured, clean and clear.
– It has a wide range of widgets. From buttons to padding, where every object is a widget.
– It is compatible with other programming languages, and creates eye-catchy and attractive UI in Flutter.
– Flutter is portable i.e. it can run on any device despite varying screen sizes
– Perfect to build a minimal viable product (MVP) and gives access to native features with Hot Reload Feature allows you to check the updates instantly.
– Flutter has Beautiful Pre-Built Components. Whereas Beauty is subjective but there are certain factors that hold across many individuals subjective experiences. Although Ionic has prebuilt Material and Apple components, Flutter has nailed implementation.
Let’s see here Comparison Table between Flutter vs Ionic. We are summarized basic features in this table.
As we have explained the basic need of any application from the end users perspective and flutter is reaching all the standard of those needs.
An application implemented in any platform but if the application gives the high performance, high speed, Interactive UI, No risk from the new updates and painless SDK integration then flutter is the ultimate responsible framework for this.
Because in the end success is directly related to the end users experience with the application. Flutter will be the grate choice to let the user experience the high quality application.