Choosing the Right Mobile Development Framework (React Native vs Flutter)
For people who are new to Cross-Platform Mobile development, React Native and Flutter are two frameworks enabling developers to have smoother development experience, build performant apps, and reach all platform audience or users.
Now, let’s jump into the difference between the two frameworks and let us help you pick the right framework for your Mobile Application development.
Before the react-native, the hybrid mobile applications would use a web view to render the UI and utilize Cordova or PhoneGap modules to interact with the platform native capabilities like Bluetooth, camera, location services, or others. All the additional modules and added webview impacts the mobile application size.
When coming to Flutter, it doesn’t require any bridge to interact with core modules but has the components inbuilt. Hence it ships with bigger size and rich in components. Flutter applications are hosted on a portal runtime called the Flutter engine. The Dart uses SKIA, a C++ engine takes care of the UI rendering making the interactions and performance reactive and smooth.
Coming to Flutter, there are no additional communications required and the components are built in making the application performance run smooth and very reactive. That’s highly noticeable when running both the react native and flutter applications side by side especially the animations at 60FPS. Thanks to Flutter’s AOT and JIT compilers handling the native code compilation.
Simply, if you have more web developers choose React Native. Otherwise, Flutter is the way to go!
Differences: React Native vs Flutter