Flutter vs React Native

Aug 19th, 2019 via https://www.thedroidsonroids.com/blog/flutter-vs-react-native-what-to-choose-in-2019

As more and more companies and people embrace modern technology as a norm or even necessity to they daily success, the demand for mobile cross-platform mobile application continues to grow. In order to stay ahead of the curve of leading-edge technology, many look to development frameworks for quick turnaround times for their applications. Developers also look here to make their development process easy and efficient.


Flutter and React Native are two of the most popular development frameworks in use today and both are ad odds when being named the number one host of the cross-platform mobile app development. Here is a quick description taken from both of their sites below:

“Flutter is Google’s UI toolkit for building beautiful natively compiled applications for mobile, web, and desktop from a single codebase.” - Flutter Website

“Create native apps for Android and iOS using React

React Native combines the best parts of native development with React, a best-in-class JavaScript library for building user interfaces.” - React Native Website

Click here to check out this recent updated post from The Droids on Roids for more on Flutter and React Native. Now rather than deciding for you or trying to sway you to try one over the other, we’d like to take a different approach and offer you ways to make your own decision. When choosing a development framework, keep the following in mind:

1. Learning Curve - How long on average, does it take someone to get familiar with the framework? 

2. Documentation - How organized is the documentation process? Will you be spending most of your time simply documenting what you’ve created or will you actually have time to create the application?

3. User Interface - What are your limitations with building and designing this app?

4. Development time - How long will it take you to build something and how does that correlate with your deadline/ budget.

5. Stability - Are you building an MVP or a final product and if so, how largely affected will it be by stability issues? 

Those are just some of the things to look for when making a decision but as a unique developer like yourself, the choice is yours (Unless...its not). If you’ve already made a decision, share with us on social media why you’ve chosen either Flutter by Google, or React Native by Facebook. Let’s let the community decide which is best.

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