React Native and Flutter: Choose the Best

Flutter app development and React Native development are now a days most popular cross-platform app development technologies. Flutter is released by Google and React Native  is released by facebook. In this post, we will elaborate Flutter and React Native development technologies in detail.

As mobile applications popularity is growing very rapidly, as a result of which every company requires a mobile application to make remarkable position in this competitive market. In this race, every company is looking for an option which suits their business to build an amazing application especially in android and iOS with faster speed and fewer resources. To create app in android and iOS, one has to adopt two different technology developer. As a result, companies start to adopt cross-platform solutions to build application for both android and iOS faster using the single language.

Key Benefits of React Native and Flutter:

Programming languages:

React Native uses javascript programming language to build cross platform applications. Web developers requires a bit of training to build mobile applications.

On the other hand, Flutter make use of DART programming language which is rarely used by developers. DART syntax is easy to understand as it supports most of the object-oriented concepts. You can follow documentation available on the official website of DART and easily started with DART.

Installation:

The framework for React Native is being installed by using Node Package Manager NPM. The developers having JavaScript background can easily install React Native otherwise other developers has to learn the node package manager.

Flutter need to perform some extra steps during installation as flutter doesnot use any package manager but can be installed by downloading the binary for the particular platform from Github.

Technical Architecture:

React Native uses Flux architecture and need a javascript bridge to communicate with the native modules. It requires a bridge to communicate with the native components.

Flutter uses Skia which is a DART framework which incorporates most of the components inbuilt. It comprises of all protocols, compositions and channels.

Productivity of Developer:

The productivity of a developer plays an important plays an important role in building the applications faster and easy. In case of React Native, developer should be perfect skilled in Javascript for building cross-platform app development. The hot reload feature in react Native saves developer’s time when to be test the changes in user interface.

The hot reload feature is also available in flutter. With the rise in app complexity, developers has to learn and opt the new flutter concepts.

Testing Support:

There are few unit level testing available in React Native as it is a javascript framework. Appium and detox are the some of the third party tool used for testing react native apps but they are not officially supported.

Flutter provides a rich set of testing features to test apps at unit, widget and integration level. The widget testing feature in Flutter helps to create widget tests for testing the user interface.

Development API and UI Components:

A support for the native component is the key for developing cross-platform mobile applications. Without its support, application wouldn’t feel like the native application. React Native depends upon the third party libraries for accessing the native components.

Flutter has rich sets of UI components and development APIs to use which mean developer has no need to take the help of any third party to get work done. The widgets available for material design and Cupertino in Flutter allows developers to render the user interface on both the android and iOS platform.

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