The Future of Mobile App Development – Flutter vs. React Native
Debates have flooded our feeds ever since the launch of these highly sought after mobile application development platforms. Before the upcoming year, mobile applications are set to generate a whopping $188.9 Billion in global revenue. The value of cross platform is estimated to grow from $25 billion to a massive $80 billion industry, making it clear that the future of mobile application development is no longer a blur.
Why prefer cross platform development platforms? Being widely known as expert React Native app development company as well as a flutter development company, we’re here to provide you with the correct insight.
Single technology stack :
Having one technology stack provides a cost efficient method to develop and maintain the code.
Code Sharing :
Reusable code enables its developer to write a single code base for Android and iOS, making it easy to handle both the platforms simultaneously. Through this, consistency is achieved on all platforms, resulting into a coherent brand identity.
Lower cost :
Here’s something exciting for you! Using cross platform instead of building on two separate platforms reduces the cost of building by 30%.
Faster Development :
Since there is no need for building separate codes, development becomes quicker through reusing the code.
Who wouldn’t love these perks! But the question- which development platform takes the cake remains unanswered.
We’re here to help you pick your winner.
So, what exactly is React Native?
Before the introduction of React Native, cross platform development was always a complex process. React Native stepped in the game, promising the perfect user experience while cutting costs. This development platform gained popularity not only amongst the cross development platforms, but also a great competition to other mobile application development platforms.
Easy to learn: With the knowledge of web development and operations with the latest React Stack, one can easily work with React Native without acquiring new libraries.
Strong Community: React native has a gigantic community, resulting into countless tutorials, frames, blocks, libraries, making it very easy to learn. This eventually results into building, developing and designing a transparent application. React Native definitely is far reaching compared to Flutter
Hot Reload: Hot reload enables the application to run while newer versions of the files are being added. The development process is stimulated by recording the initial code inside the working application. This helps the state retain itself, especially when the UI is being tweaked. This way, the programmer can identify the changes easily.
Time Saving: The hybrid structure of React Native ensures smooth application. Faster loading time can be accounted to the solitary code base.
How is Flutter different?
Putting it in simple terms, Flutter development services enable the creation of effortless applications through its layered framework, easy to use templates, visually attractive designs and fast functions. Since its launch, Flutter has shown a linear increase in future improvement. The amount of Flutter applications being launched in app stores are increasing at a staggering rate.
One code for two applications: With inputs from Google, Flutter is a kickass operating system which comes with widget kits for tailoring UI design, making the developers independent. Differentiating designs for both iOS and Android becomes as simple as writing just one code base for two platforms.
Perfect UI: Your application can have the same fresh look even on outdated version, all thanks to Flutter!
Widget Tree: Flutter uses a technique known as Composition which builds the user interface, using small UI building blocks. There are two types of Widgets: Material design, compatible with Google’s design guidelines and Cupertino, parallel with Apple’s human interface guidelines.
Pixel Rendering: Amazing looking UIs can be created on both the platforms by using just one codebase. Flutter manages every single pixel of the screen, so that the widgets look the same (even on older versions and devices). Pixel rendering reduces issues with design support.
Less Testing: Due to one codebase for both the platforms, the quality assurance process becomes faster. The automatic tests are also to be written once. This saves a lot of time and effort as the quality assurance specialists have to test just one app.
Let’s make life easier, shall we?
Despite the similarities between these platforms, each stands out on its own. Whether it is getting an MVP to show your investors or building an outstanding application for your brand, understanding these platforms will provide you with clarity.
As a leading React Native app development company, Communication Crafts understand your needs for building a native application and as a pioneering Flutter development company, we understand your needs for creating a new age application.