Choosing the right Mobile App Development Tool: Google’s Flutter vs. Facebook’s React Native

Choosing the right mobile application development tool for your app is important if you’re looking to build an app that is efficient and delivers quality performance for every cent invested in your project. Google’s Flutter and Facebook’s React Native are two open source software for building modern cross platform mobile apps for both Apple’s operating system and the Android platform. Of the two, Flutter is the newest in the horizon of mobile app development and it promises to be unique for a few reasons.

Firstly, Flutter is based on Dart programming code while React Native use the JavaScript coding system. Though Dart appears to have a semblance of JavaScript, it offers more benefits because it can generate the ARM binaries directly and it is these binaries that will facilitate the hot reload of the code’s native platform. The ARM binaries enable the fast running of apps built with Flutter unlike the React Native which requires a bridge to convert the JavaScript code to the expected native code. This bridge creates unnecessary layer which is tantamount to lacking direction when the React Native code is used to build a mobile app. With Dart, everything is potentially native unlike JavaScript that requires a bridge to intertwine with Android or Swift or Apple’s iOS or Windows.

While Facebook’s React Native has become very popular among the web community developers and ReactJS professionals globally in recent times, Flutter is fast gaining ground among developers and it is highly possible that Flutter will go farther in popularity that React Native soon.

Just think of the need to keep improving user interfaces (UI) of mobile apps and you will see why Flutter is highly promising as a mobile app development tool than React Native. When mobile app developers use React Native, they always need to deploy third-party UI components or libraries such as React Native Design, Native Base, React Native Elements, and Shoutem because Facebook’s React Native does not have any UI libraries of its own.  Also, it is a common experience for mobile app developers to face performance problems when using React Native to code mobile apps, but Dart solves all those problems in Flutter ensuring that you get an app that guarantees seamless and efficient performance. All these easily verifiable facts are what stands Flutter out and makes it to be highly reliable for building high performance cross platform mobile applications.