Mobile users expect their apps to have beautiful designs, smooth animations, and great performance. To deliver on this the developers need to have features faster than ever without compromising on quality or performance. That’s why Flutter was built.
Flutter is Google’s mobile UI framework that provides a fast and expressive way for developers to build native apps on both iOS and Android. This is because apps and interfaces built on Flutter are based on a single codebase, compiled directly than native codes, use the GPU and access platform API’s and services. It is also a primary method of creating applications for Google Fuschia. Flutter is also a mobile app SDK for building high performing, high quality, accurate apps for iOS and Android from a single codebase.
Flutter framework is formed into a series of layers. Each layer is built upon the previous layer.
Check the API documentation for all sets of libraries.
Allows Easy Iterations and Prototyping
Expressive and Flexible UI
Written in Dart, Flutter is a relatively new platform used for developing Android and iOS apps from a single codebase (do more with less code, check Flutter framework above). In addition to writing a lot of plain DART code to model and animate charts, it is capable of handling fairly complex UI that includes animated charts by making use of CLI tools, pre-built widgets, and 2D rendering engine.
|S. no.||Category||Flutter||React Native|
|1||User Interface||Native Component||Proprietary Widget|
|2||Native Appearance||Native experience is more because of the access to device core functionalities||Native appearance is lower because of the dependency on third party API’s|
|4||Framework Maturity||Lower because it’s very new in the industry||Higher because the framework is 3+ years old|
|6||Industry Adoption||Currently, it is low because it is not known to masses and is only a few months old.||Higher because brands are using it for years.|
|7||Configuration and Setup||More straightforward||Lacks at streamlining setup and configuration|
|8||Tooling||It has greater compatibility with the IntelliJ idea, Visual Studio Code, and Android Studio||There are a large number of IDE’s and tools support React Native|
|9||Lifestyle Management||There are no tools that explicitly save action state. The user is provided with just widget inheritance that only allows for stateless and stateful conditions, without any tools for explicitly saving the application state.||It is better at simplifying app lifecycle, management, and optimization|
|11||Documentation||It is straightforward and clear to follow through.||Chaotic and unclear.|
|12||Brand Presence||Google Adwords, Alibaba.com, Groupon etc.||Walmart, Facebook, Linkedin, Instagram etc.|
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