Flutter Vs React Native
What do you think about Flutter Dart ?
Is it really the major contender for React Native?
let me hear your opinion
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At this point, Flutter is undoubtedly the Major Competitor to React Native. Ryan Edge has documented the detailed comparisons very well in his comment!
To be within the limit of the question asked here, I would say that, Flutter's popularity and adaption has been increased hugely in last 6-8 month. If github stars can be one of the stat factor, in Jan 2019 flutter was at 37K and React Native at 69K. If you compare them today in terms of popularity and growth in it, Flutter is at 71K and React-Native close to 80K.
Flutter is making longer leaps in terms of being popular and becoming major contender to React Native. I am personally a Flutter Fan and enjoy lots of easy integrations with Google Cloud Platform APIs..
Things are going great so far!
Flutter is going to kill React-Native.
- Google is backing it.
- Have you tried the Material Set? There is hardly anything you can not do with it.
- It comes pretty much batteries included. There is no need to import things like React Navigation.
- You can build websites with it as well, and desktop software.
- It is going to be the native language for Google's Fuchsia OS because it is written in Dart.
Well, yes, but actually no.
- Google creates random sh*t all the time. Half of that they just abbandon, and half they change completely. Just look at first Angular and the newest one ;)
Also, if you worked with React Native & Flutter, you would see the difference. RN is just better for some reason.
I do agree that Google creates some projects which aren't the greatest but there is a major difference between Flutter and some other random project.
As I said, Flutter is going to be the official way of building apps when Fuchsia os comes out.
I also have worked with Flutter & React Native, And I do see the difference. I find the need to import a third party library for navigation, icons, types of buttons silly. Another reason, all those libraries are backed by third parties, not Facebook. If they stop supporting it.... you get my point.
Where as with Flutter you don't need to go scrounging the internet for simple libraries that should come comes second nature... like navigation.
Also, the reason why I believe Google is one of the best companies on Earth, is because they do their crazy projects, and aren't afraid to fail, and is willing to let us developers and hobbyist try it out. But I believe that You and I can be sure that Flutter isn't going anywhere any time soon.
One look at the documentation should tell you that.
I don't know if it's the major contender for React Native, but it's definitely a competitor.
Personally, I love it. It's declarative UI syntax is really easy to use, and you don't have to worry a lot about constraints.
However, coming from an HTML/CSS/JS background, React Native was extremely easy to pick up, and I had fun working with it.
I will say that Flutter's system of running the app seems much faster than React Native's, especially with the live update.