Benefits of React Native App Development Over Flutter
Posted By : Khushboo Arora | 10-Oct-2019
In 2017, the App Store featured more than 2.1 million apps for kids, health enthusiasts, shoppers, students and more. With so many competitors online, only an app's performance can decide its success.
Lately, Google’s Flutter and Facebook’s React Native cross-platform app development framework has created a huge buzz. Let’s explore some benefits of React Native app development over Flutter.
Before you proceed with the differences between React Native and Flutter, let's explore some benefits of React Native App Development.
Programming Language: React Native and Flutter cross-platform app development frameworks enable developers to use a single programming language for creating Android and iOS apps.
Flutter’s hot reload feature can accelerate app development but as the complexity of an app grows, developers may have to learn new Flutter concepts.
Flutter is new and lacks support in many text editors and IDEs, whereas, React Native is old and mature, therefore, it is an ideal choice for building cross-platform apps.
Community Support: Nearly every cross-platform app development framework has a support community where developers can share their queries and receive real-time answers to their questions.
Launched in 2015, React Native has a large community of developers on GitHub and lots of meetups and conferences around the world.
The Flutter was launched in 2017 and its community is still growing. In the coming future, Google will arrange events and conferences to increase the popularity of the framework.
Developing a cross-platform app with Flutter can be difficult because of the limited community support. On the other hand, the React Native app development community is huge to enable developers to receive a real-time resolution to their queries.
Customer Base: React Native is one of the promising mobile app development framework to carry out the project of any size. Some of the popular mobile apps built with React Native are - Facebook, Twitter, Airbnb, Walmart, Skype, etc.
Flutter is still struggling to mark its presence in the app development industry. The framework is new and therefore it will take another 3-4 years to establish.
With a huge customer base and more satisfied consumers React Native is a clear-cut winner here.
To install React Native on macOS developer has to run the following commands:
$ /usr/bin/ruby -e "$(curl -fsSL "
$ brew install node
$ brew install watchman
$ npm install -g react-native-cli
Running these commands will enable developers to access react-native from the command line.
Flutter installation includes extra steps of adding the binary to PATH and downloading it from the source code. For macOS, developers have to download the flutter.zip file and add it as a PATH variable.
$ curl -O https://storage.googleapis.com/flutter_infra/releases/beta/macos/flutter_macos_v0.7.3-beta.zip
$ unzip flutter_macos_v0.7.3-beta.zip
Flutter should support package managers like MacPorts, Homebrew, APT, and YUM to eliminate extra steps of its installation.
Flutter’s installation is more complicated and involves more steps when compared to React Native’s Installation. Like Flutter, React Native installation does not require downloading the binary from the source. It can be installed easily using package managers.
The React Native Cross-Platform development framework supports the development of data-intensive, real-time web and mobile applications. Developers can reuse codes and pre-designed components to build apps efficiently. It eliminates the need to hire more developers and reduce development cost-effectively. High performance, responsiveness, and agility are the key benefits of React Native mobile app development. It offers effective processing to prevent users from facing downtime.
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