Both the frameworks are much similar in terms of popularity when it comes to cross-platform app development technology trends. When compared to Flutter, React Native has a bigger community and users as React Native was launched in 2015 and flutter in 2017. As Flutter is supported by Google, it is much safer and it will attract more users very soon. According to the Google trends, 81% of developers still prefer React Native for app development whereas 61% of developers prefer Flutter.
Both React Native and Flutter technologies can support hot reload features and are easy to code. The major difference is they both have different installation and configuration processes which create a difference in productivity.
Any app development company uses a hot reloading feature which helps to make instant modifications in the backend and reflect the changes in the code without saving the file. Hence, both React Native and Flutter support hot reloading features to improve the efficiency of the developer.
React Native is easy to install but it creates a package whereas Flutter is an advanced software development kit which lets developers to easily install and check internal issues. Developers can easily get started with the Flutter by following a few simple steps.
App performance is the main thing that everyone looks for while investing in mobile app development solutions. Undoubtedly React Native is a power-pack language but it is slower than Flutter. To extend the performance of React Native, developers must combine additional interactions with native ones like notifications, touch events, and more. In Flutter, there is no need of combining any additional OS components, which keep its performance faster and smooth. Hence, while evaluating the performance of these frameworks, no doubt Flutter is faster at coding than React Native.
Flutter saves time and effort as it supports both iOS and Android mobile platforms. As Flutter has a reusable code base, developers can write the code only once and use it again on multiple platforms. Flutter allows you to run everything off one codebase.
Flutter uses a technique called Composition to build the user interface with widgets and small UI building blocks. It follows two sets of widgets Cupertino, compatible with Apple's Human Interface Guidelines for iOS and Material Design, compatible with Google’s design guidelines. Flutter generally follows Material design principles with minor changes for different platforms or can make a customized interface.
The hot reload feature offers the developers the ability to view all the changes on-the-fly, allowing them to immediately troubleshoot, update the features during the development. This hot reload feature makes the mobile app development process significantly smooth and faster.
As Flutter app development is easy to use, it is ideal for both Android and iOS apps. The Flutter programming language uses Dart which is simple, having syntax similar to Java or C ++. Being an object-oriented language it supports all kinds of writing styles. As Google created the Flutter framework, it provides well-structured documentation which makes the tool easy to understand.
Flutter SDK is a cross-platform tool which lets you develop for desktop, web, and mobile using a single codebase. It also allows you to create attractive, interactive User Interfaces with Flutter's widgets, interactive assets and layers.
Although both React Native and Flutter frameworks are powerful for mobile app development, Flutter provides many features which helps to develop attractive mobile applications with a better user experience and helps in a quick development process which allows you to save time and money. Nextbrain Technologies is a top mobile app development company in Bangalore which develops robust and highly scalable mobile applications that meet your business requirements.