Flutter VS React Native 2023: How Small Business Owners Can Choose The Right Option For Them

The world of mobile app development has been revolutionized by the introduction of cross-platform frameworks such as Flutter and React Native. These two frameworks have gained a lot of popularity over the years due to their ability to develop high-quality mobile applications for both Android and iOS platforms. However, small business owners who are not familiar with the intricacies of mobile app development may find it difficult to choose between the two.

In this blog, we will explore the differences between Flutter and React Native and provide small business owners with the information they need to choose the right option for their business.


The apps built by cross-platform app development uses a single codebase and virtually uses both iOS and Android operating systems.

Cross-platform app development is divided into two categories: Hybrid Development and Native Development.

Flutter and React Native come under the native development of cross-platform app development.

They both use native widgets which are highly customizable and responsive UI codes among different platforms.


Flutter is an open-source mobile framework created by Google in 2018 based on the Dart Programming language. The basic foundation of Flutter is Android platforms and operating systems. The main advantage of Flutter is that it can be deployed on both Android and iOS.

Developers use Flutter because it has a single database. Google Ads and eBay use Flutter.

PROS and CONS of Flutter:


  • Fast Development and Deployment
  • Screen Reader
  • Rapid Rendering
  • Quality Documentation
  • Uses single UI
  • Hot Reload


  • Large Project Size
  • Limited sets of tools and libraries
  • Lacks Native Performance
  • Young Framework

React Native

Facebook Engineers introduced React Native in 2015. React Native is considered the hottest mobile development framework. The foundation of React Native is ReactJS. Developers use JavaScript to create mobile applications on iOS and Android. Instagram, Pinterest, and Skype use React Native.

PROS and CONS of React Native:


  • Uses JavaScript Language
  • Active and Supportive Community
  • Reusable Code
  • Cost Effective
  • Works across Multiple Platforms
  • Easy to Learn


  • Still Not Native
  • Issues of Debug
  • Lacks packages and libraries
  • Broken UI
  • Limited Options

Comparison Between Flutter VS React Native

Learning Curve:
Flutter is learned easily as compared to React Native. Developers are more eager to learn Dart Programming Language than JavaScript. The reason is Dart is easier to work with and comprehend than JavaScript.

Programming Language:
Flutter uses Dart, a relatively young while React Native uses JavaScript, a mature language. But Dart being relatively young can perform twice as fast as JavaScript because of ahead-of-time and just-in-time compilers.

Dart has many components built into it and thus does not occupy much of the space. JavaScript uses only one component and requires a larger area. Dart has multiple frameworks like Material Design and Cupertino. JavaScript uses only Flux architecture. Dart also uses Skia graphics ie C++.

UI and Development API:
Flutter has built-in components and eliminates third-party libraries. The rendering process of widgets is started from scratch. React Native makes use of iOS and UI Android components. The rendering process is completed after providing the APIs. Additionally, it depends heavily on third-party libraries.

There is no link between interactions among the native components of Flutter. Thus, this makes interactions among natives quicker, improving its overall performance.
A bridge is interconnected between JavaScript and native components. As a result, the running time and development are slower.

The users can easily read the document of Flutter as compared to React Native. The developers of React Native have created a complex document and think that users already know JavaScript.

Code Reusability:
In Flutter, the developer can easily reuse the code by changing only one line and specifying a new business logic. In React Native, reusing the code is not straightforward and time-consuming. React Native uses different codes for multiple platforms.

Ease of Installation:
Flutter installation is quite easy as compared to React Native. There are simple steps that need to be followed. Download the Flutter package, unzip it, and then create a favorable environment.

Flutter being new is still gaining its attention, but a lot of developers have shifted towards it. The reason is that the Dart Programming Language is quicker and easier to learn and understand.

React Native is comparatively old and is adopted widely. The react native developers are still facing problems while developing the mobile applications because JavaScript is difficult to use and understand.


Both Flutter and React Native have similarities and differences. But Flutter is easier to learn than React Native.

Small business owners should Flutter as it is easy and quick to learn and comprehend.

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