Flutter vs reach native 2020 - which to choose in 2021

Hi Guys, Welcome to Proto Coders Point, In this Blog Post we will discuss on Flutter vs React Native 2020, year is almost at the end so, which is best flutter or react native in 2021 for your development career.

Introduction to Flutter and React Native

What is Flutter? Who created Flutter?

A Flutter is a development framework/Kit, which is created by Google and it’s team. By using flutter as a development kit you can develop applications for Android, iOS and Web that too from a single codebase (Code once and build installation setup for various platform)

Hello, World program in Flutter looks like this:

import 'package:flutter/material.dart';

void main() => runApp(HelloWorldApp());

class HelloWorldApp extends StatelessWidget {
  @override
  Widget build(BuildContext context) {

    //MaterialApp acts as a wrapper to the app and 
    //provides many features like title,home,theme etc   
    return MaterialApp(
      title: 'Hello World App',

      //Scaffold acts as a binder that binds the appBar,
      //bottom nav bar and other UI components at their places     
      home: Scaffold(

          //AppBar() widget automatically creates a material app bar
        appBar: AppBar(
          title: Text('Hello World App'),
        ),

        //Center widget aligns the child in center
        body: Center(
          child: Text('Hello World'),
        ),
      ),
    );
  }
}

Check out this tutorial how to install flutter and build your first Hello World app in flutter

What is React Native? Who created Flutter?

React Native is one for the famous framework used to develop applications for Android, iOS, web and more, React Native helps developer to use react along with native platform capabilities.

React Native also allows developers to write native code in languages such as Java for Android and Objective-C or Swift for iOS which make it even more flexible.

Hello, World program in React Native looks like this:

import React, { Component } from 'react';
import { Text, View } from 'react-native';

export default class HelloWorldApp extends Component {
  render() {
    return (
      <View style={{ flex: 1, justifyContent: "center", alignItems: "center" }}>
        <Text>Hello, world!</Text>
      </View>
    );
  }
}

Pros and Cons of Flutter

Pros :

  • Easy to Learn and user friendly to designs user interface
  • it has a number of “ready to use” widgets in which most of the widgets help in material design UI concepts.
  • since it supports Hot Reload it makes testing faster and it provides fast coding.

Cons:

  • The widgets used in flutter adaptive so they need to be configured manually so that they can adapt.
  • Packages are fewer as that compared with the react native.
  • It becomes a bit harder to pickup with dart.
  • community support is less as flutter dart is new in market.

If you are good in beginner in flutter and looking job to learn more and get experience then here are some Flutter Interview Question and Answer that may be asked to you in interview round

Pros and cons of React Native

Pros

  • In react native the widgets avaliable are  adaptive automatically.
  • It can be easily understandable if one is familiar with javascript.
  • there are more number of packages avaliable here.
  • Strong community support as it been 5 year being in market.

Cons:

  • Less smooth navigation.
  • Lack of custom modules.
  • Facebook have many team and condition while using react native.

Difference between Flutter and React Native

 FlutterReact Native
Brief aboutA portable UI toolkit for building natively-compiled apps across mobile, web, and desktop* from a single codebaseA framework for building native applications using React
Release DateDecember 2018March 2015
Created byGoogleFacebook
Programming language usedDartJavaScript
open source?YESYES
Hot Reload Support?YESYES
Tops App developed using this FrameworkXianyu app by Alibaba, Hamilton app for Hamilton Musical, Google Ads appInstagram, Facebook, Facebook Ads, Skype, Tesla
Competitive advantageLooks Great and Speed UI designing thanks to rich widgets.

 

Flutter is growing rapidly and the community is also growing faster.

The support team for Flutter is getting stronger and Flutter comes with Excellent documentation work, which makes development easily.

Difficult to beat time-to-market length

It’s been Stability in market from last 5 years. And is getting great success.

 

Easy to learn technology as plenty of online tutorial are available.

React Native come with plenty of libraries and will make development much faster and easy to develop.

Code can be easily be re-used frm both web app and desktop application.

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