Flutter vs React Native – Which is better?

In this post we’re gonna talk about React Native vs Flutter, will Flutter killed React native, let’s find out.
Hi, I’m Rejaul Islam and I’ve taught lots of people how to become professional software developers through my coding school. In this post, I’m gonna compare React Native with Flutter, and then towards the end, I’m gonna give you my unbiased opinion about which one you should learn from the mobile developer.
So, React Native and Flutter are the two top frameworks for building mobile apps for iOS and Android. React native is created by Facebook and has been around since 2015. Here are five apps that are built with React native, Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, Skype, uber, EADS, and many many more. Flutter is created by Google. It’s a neuro framework that came out in 2018. Here are three apps built with Flutter, Google ads, Alibaba, realtor.com, and of course many more. As you can see on Google Trends, Flutter has gained a lot of popularity recently and has overtaken React Native. Because a lot of people are curious about Flutter. At the time of creating this post, there are not as many job opportunities for flutter developers. If you do a quick search on indeed.com or your favorite job searching website you can verify this yourself.
On indeed.com, there are currently 250 jobs for React Native developers compared to 42 jobs for Flutter because React Native has been around for much longer than Flutter even though Google has invested a lot in developing and improving flutter. React native is more mature and stable so it has a higher adoption rate. now, where you live these numbers might be different and there may be more job opportunities for Flutter developers. so don’t just relate to what I tell you. Do your own research and see which framework has a better job market.
Now, in terms of programming languages React native uses JavaScript.
So, if you’re a web developer and know JavaScript, React native is the most straightforward path for you to get into mobile development. Flutter on the other hand uses Dart, which is a new object-oriented programming language created by Google. It’s very similar to Java and JavaScript in terms of syntax. So, if you know Java, JavaScript, or C sharp you can quickly get up sweet with the dart. I think Dart is a beautiful language that has taken the best ideas from different programming languages.
However, it’s still new in the developer community whereas javascript has been around for a very long time and has a huge city. There are lots of books, courses, articles, developers, and millions of lines of JavaScript code we can use in our apps. Dart is still new and growing its community.
Now one of the selling points of flutter is that it comes with a comprehensive library of beautiful UI widgets. So, for any kind of app you want to build there are many beautiful widgets available right out of the box, that’s not the case with React Native, you have to reach out to third-party libraries. So, building and shaping apps with Flutter can be faster but of course, that really depends on the developer’s skills.
Overall, I think both react native and flutter are great.
Now, should you invest your time and energy in react native or flutter? Well, here are my guidelines:
First of all, ask yourself why you want to learn React Native or Flutter? Think about your goal, do you wanna learn mobile development to get a job? or do you have an idea for an app and want to turn that idea into a reality? Your goal will determine the framework you need to learn. If your goal is to get a good job with a good salary, the job market determines whether you should learn React Native or Flutter. So, look at the number of jobs advertised where you live, don’t listen to people telling you that you should learn this or that. Do your own research and decide based on data.
On the other hand, if your goal is to build an app, then the job market doesn’t matter anymore, what matters is time to market, being able to quickly build and shape your app. If you know JavaScript well and you also know React, then React Native is the fastest way for you to get into mobile app development. React Native is based on React. So, everything you know about reacts, also applies in React Native. You just have to learn some additional stuff.
On the other hand, if you don’t know JavaScript, then you might want to consider Flutter. Because all you have to learn to get started is, the Dart language and flutter itself. It’s faster than learning JavaScript and React native.
So, Do you want to know more about React Native or Flutter? or Do you want to make an app for mobile devices? Let me know in the message box below. Our team is here to fulfill your desire.

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