Why Opt Flutter For Cross-app Development In 2021?
In this ever-evolving IT realm, knowledge and skills in all the latest techs are precious. Since there is a high demand for mobile apps among users, their development won’t stop any time soon. Statistically speaking, global mobile app revenues are predicted to exceed $365 billion in 2023, according to Statista. This is only scratching the surface!
More and more businesses are attempting to leverage the growing number of users in the Apple Store and Play Market to launch products that will go viral. Read on to find out which fits your business better when we compare two popular development frameworks — Flutter and React Native.
What Is Flutter?
Thousands of businesses have already developed appealing and easy-to-navigate products with the help of Flutter, an open-source UI development toolkit. Google released this UI toolkit in 2017 to make it easier to build cross-platform mobile applications from one codebase.
Some of the popular mobile apps that are developed with Flutter include Alibaba, Google Ads, Birch Finance and Coach Yourself.
What Is React Native?
A mobile framework created by Facebook, React Native was released in 2017. Besides building native and cross-platform apps for iOS and Android, you can build apps that work on other platforms like Apple tvOS, Microsoft Universal Windows Platforms, and others using this framework.
Some of the popular mobile apps that are developed with React Native include Delivery.com, Townske, SoundCloud Pulse and Airbnb.
Key Differences Between Flutter and React Native
Flutter uses Dart as a programming language which is considered to be a client-optimized language, ensuring fast compilation to ARM and 64 Machine Code. It offers easy code loading and compilation in the development process, as well as effective AOT compilation strategy.
|Flutter offers widget testing which is applied to test multiple widgets as text, screen layouts, and buttons; unit testing to verify whether a single method, function, or class is correct; and integration testing to check if all tested widgets and services work well together.
|UI Components and API Development
|Flutter doesn’t have a dependency on the platform’s APIs. There is a library of widgets that helps developers build interactive user interfaces, and all necessary plugins are included with the toolkit.
So far, Flutter has acquired 114k stars on GitHub. Google has recently shared Flutter developers’ share and revealed that 35% work for a startup, 26% are enterprise developers, 19% are self-employed, and 7% work for design agencies. In a survey of cross-platform mobile frameworks used by software developers worldwide in 2019 and 2020, 39% developers chose Flutter app development.
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