We are discussing about two frameworks in this article and that two frameworks are exquisitely maintained top ranks for some time now and most important they are using very much in 2021, namely react native and flutter. So, the react native is creation of Facebook and which was made open-source in 2015. And, the flutter is released in 2017 and it is created by google. Flutter is portable User Interface toolkit for building natively arrange the apps across mobile, web and desktop from a single codebase. And, react native framework for building native application using react.
But, the flutter is whole new language and the dart is was not used much in the flutter and it is based on Java due to conceptual object oriented support. Also, it has some easy documentation to get you started.
- Install Process: Installation Process of react native is easy, you can be installed node package manager (npm) while using MacOS.
Flutter supports binary download from GitHub for particular platform. In case of MacOS after download the file needs to added as PATH variable.
- User Interface: Flutter apps always up-to-date operating system as older version and it also look good. They have only one codebase and the apps look and behave similar across IOS and Android they can imitate the platform design itself.
React native use native components under the hood should give you confidence after any Operating system UI update your apps component will be immediately improve as well. React native depend heavily on third-party libraries to access most of the native modules.
- Sharing Code: Flutter can use same codebase to ship native apps to operating system: IOS, Android, MacOS ,Linux and windows . Flutter can be embedded in Cars, TV and smart home appliances. Existing mobile app allowing flutter apps to be run on desktop.
React native share code to IOS and Android but there are selected libraries that allow to use the same code to build IOS, Android, web and Window 10 apps. They are allow to developer focus on writing code for particular platform without having any consider similarity with another one.
So, there are so many types of differences in flutter and react native and these are some of the conclusion that come across and sure they are many more but eventually it is all comes down to what you as a developer actually prefer at the end of the day.