In this article, we’re going to talk about React-native vs. Flutter will Flutter kill React-native? Let’s find out. I’m going to compare React-native with Flutter, and then towards the end, I’m going to give you my unbiased opinion about which one you should learn from the mobile developers.
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.
- Uber Eats and many more
Google created Flutter it’s a neuro framework that came out in 2018, here are three apps built with Flutter
- Google Ads
- 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 many people are curious about Flutter. At present, there are not as many job opportunities for Flutter developers 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.
That’s not the case with React-native you have to reach out to third-party libraries. So, building and shipping apps with Flutter can be faster, but of course, that really depends on the developer skills. Overall I think both React-native and Flutter are great.
Now should you invest your time and energy in React-native or Flutter?
Here are my guidelines;
First of all, ask yourself why you want to learn React-native or Flutter.
Think about your goal, do you want to learn mobile development to get a job, or have an idea for an app and turn that idea into reality. Your goal will determine the framework you need to learn.
- If your goal is to get an excellent 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 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 markets will no longer matter. What matters is time to market being able to develop and ship your app quickly.
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