If you are planning your next mobile app development project you should consider using a cross-platform framework over the native app development. However, In 2020, you have two options to choose for developing a cross-platform mobile app namely React Native and Flutter. React Native or Flutter, Which one is good for your mobile app? As you know there is no right choice or there is no straight answer to this question. However, you should key differences between two React Native and Flutter so that you can choose one which best fits your project and budget. Here is a quick comparison between React Native and Flutter.
Before we start comparison let’s have a quick look at both of the frameworks first.
Flutter is an app SDK for building high-performance, high-fidelity apps for iOS, Android, web (beta), and desktop (technical preview) from a single codebase. Flutter uses Dart as a programming language and developed by Google. Flutter is also open-source and can be used to create cross-platform mobile apps.
|Initial Release||Flutter’s first Preview released in 2017||It was initially released in 2015|
|Community Support||As the Flutter is still new compare to React Native community is growing but still not reach the level of the current React Native community.||Considering that React Native was launched much earlier than Flutter, it can be expected to have a vast online community offering support.|
|Documentation Support||Flutter has very good and comprehensive documentation support.||React Native is documentation is not that great compare to Flutter|
|UI Consistency||Flutter is more acceptable for rendering identical UI designs for the two popular mobile platforms – iOS and Android|
Considering the current scenario Flutter is still new and React Native is already proven framework. If you are ready for little risk than you can go with Flutter and expect much more advancement in the future. However, if you want to play safe go for React Native.