The app market is growing at an exponential rate with no signs of going down anytime soon. The global mobile application market size was valued at $106.27 billion in 2018 and projected to reach $407.31 billion by 2026. Thus opening a tremendous amount of opportunities for developers and newcomers to make huge profits and livelihood out of it. As the demand of app is growing, the cross-platform app is also getting very popular, with the advent of frameworks that can build native apps without using Swift for iOS or Java for Android.
React Native and Flutter is the main two most popular cross-platform mobile application frameworks, which is used to make millions of apps. It not only provides the advantage of having the single code base for both platforms but saves a ton of money of investor as it easy to maintain for both ios and android platform.
So what is React Native and Flutter?
So the question arises, Why one should learn to react-native instead of Flutter?
- React Native is widely adopted and popular to in comparison to Flutter, mainly due to the success of React.
- The ecosystem of react native is far ahead of Flutter, as React Native has been there for two years before Flutter realised and is well established with tons of packages and libraries.
- React Native has adaptive components but in Flutter components need to configured manually.
- React Native is more beginner-friendly than Flutter and has vast community support.
- Debugging in Flutter is also tricky as one cannot use in-browser debugging tools.
- The job market of React Native is high than Flutter, thus React Native provide more options to developers or newcomers.
React Native and Flutter both have their pro and cons together, but one should look after its requirement and market support. Both frameworks have good promise future, and most importantly, they reduce the bridge between making a great cross-platform app.