React native vs Flutter : Cross Platform App Development
In today’s technological era, mobile applications are so convenient and easy to use that we have an app for almost everything. Whether it be entertainment, education, health, or finance, there is an app for everything. And with the current consumer market primarily divided on iOS and Android platforms, developing the same app for a different platform can be a hassle for the cost and maintenance. Cross-platform development provides a solution where the same code can be used to build an app for different platforms reducing development and maintenance costs.
There are various ways we at Nevolution Tech develop a cross-platform app. Here, we are going to talk about one of the tops and rapidly developing development tools: React native vs Flutter
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Flutter is an open-source SDK from Google, released in 2017, only two years ago. It is based on Dart language, C, C++, and skia graphics engine. Flutter runs in JIT (Just In Time) execution engine, inside Dart virtual machine. On iOS, flutter uses ahead-of-time compilation to execute the code. Since flutter is newly released its community is still not sparse compared to React Native. But there are a lot of people working on it daily and supporting newcomers.
React Native vs Flutter Similarities
Cross-Platform App Development
Both flutter and React Native is designed for cross-platform app development. They both provide high-quality applications for both iOS and Android platforms.
Open Source and Free
Both languages are open source and free to use for developing your own app for anything you want. They both have detailed and up-to-date documentation with API references and enough resources to get you started on building a simple app of your own.
It is a feature that is present in both of these languages. Hot Reloading means that you can see the changes that you made on your app during the development phase without a need to rebuild the whole app. This means a ton to developers since it saves time and allows for easy modifications to the app.
React Native vs Flutter Differences
React Native uses third-party widgets to develop the UI components whereas Flutter uses platform-based native UI components for its UI.
Whatever the similarities and differences between them maybe both of them are a great tool for cross-platform mobile app development. Both of them lead the other one in some area and fall behind in some. Whatever you choose both of them can be used to develop a great app and for multiple platforms at the same time.