In this blog, we will discuss two top-rank frameworks i.e. React Native and Flutter. Earlier we needed time, money, and skills to develop cross-platform applications. But nowadays companies need the fastest way to develop native apps. To develop native apps, we must know JAVA for android and SWIFT for ios which waste our time. React native and flutter give us the advantage to write a single code and deploy it to various platforms.
From a single codebase in a flutter, we create natively-compiled apps for mobile and desktop. Google has recently developed cross-platform mobile app development. Dart is the programming language used by flutter. It enables the creation of expressive and flexible user interfaces with native performance.
Programming Language Difference:
Advantages of React Native:
1. Changes Are Visible Immediately:
React native uses hot reloading or live reloading. When a user makes any changes in the code, changes will be visible to the developer immediately which is the main advantage to seeing the real-time changes in the application.
2. Adding to an Existing App:
If we already have an app and we want to improve that app. We don't need to re-create that app. By using React Native, we can add components that we had to create in our app. It saves our time and money.
React-native makes it easy for developers to pick up where someone left the work and start coding. It increases the flexibility of developers and improves the performance of mobile applications.
4. Support 3rd Party libraries:
Disadvantages of React Native:
1. Takes longer time to get started:
2. It is insecure in terms of security:
React native creates a vulnerability in the security of the system. If you are creating finance and banking apps you don't need to choose to react-native because for the banking app the data is confidential and we need security for confidential data.
3. It's a Difficult Task to Learn the React Native:
Advantages of flutter:
1. Fast Reloading:
Flutter provides fast reloading after changes are made in the application.
2. Open source:
Flutter is open-source and free to use. They provide substantial documentation and a large community that helps you to solve any problem you might run into.
3. Productivity is high:
You may utilize the same code base for your iOS and Android apps because Flutter is cross-platform. This will undoubtedly save you time and money.
Since widgets are the part of flutter app. That's why we will experience fewer compatibility issues on different operating systems which saves time.
Disadvantages of Flutter:
1. Not suitable for web apps:
Browsers do not currently support Flutter-based applications. This implies you won't be able to use any web applications. It also does not support watchOS and tvOS.
2. It's a Difficult Task to Learn the Dart:
Dart is a lesser-known programming language, yet it is necessary to master it to work with Flutter.
3. Does Not support 3rd party libraries:
It does not support 3rd party libraries which increases the programming tasks.
4. Large App size:
flutter app size is larger than 5MB.
Apps that are built on React Native:
Apps that are built on Flutter:
Xianyu by Alibaba
How we create a Flutter app:
Firstly, open a terminal and run these commands:
$ flutter create my_app
$ flutter analyze
$ flutter test
$ flutter run lib/main.dart
How we create react native app:
Firstly, open terminal and run these commands:
$ npx react-native init new_project
$ cd new_project
$ react-native run-android
Top comments (1)
1. Not suitable for web apps:which version of flutter are you referring to?? With the latest version of flutter, you can develop android, IOS, webs apps, desktop apps for both windows and macOS with single code base.
3.Does Not support 3rd party libraries: flutter has pub.dev where you can find lots of 3rd party libraries