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Create React Native App vs Flutter: What are the differences?

What is Create React Native App? Create a React Native app on any OS with no build config. Create React Native App allows you to work with all of the Components and APIs in React Native, as well as most of the JavaScript APIs that the Expo App provides.

What is Flutter? Cross-platform mobile framework from Google. Flutter is a mobile app SDK to help developers and designers build modern mobile apps for iOS and Android.

Create React Native App and Flutter can be primarily classified as "Cross-Platform Mobile Development" tools.

Create React Native App and Flutter are both open source tools. It seems that Flutter with 69.4K GitHub stars and 8.09K forks on GitHub has more adoption than Create React Native App with 11.6K GitHub stars and 1.3K GitHub forks.

What is Create React Native App?

Create React Native App allows you to work with all of the Components and APIs in React Native, as well as most of the JavaScript APIs that the Expo App provides.

What is Flutter?

Flutter is a mobile app SDK to help developers and designers build modern mobile apps for iOS and Android.
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      What are some alternatives to Create React Native App and Flutter?
      Expo
      Exponent lets web developers build truly native apps that work across both iOS and Android by writing them once in just JavaScript.
      React Native
      React Native enables you to build world-class application experiences on native platforms using a consistent developer experience based on JavaScript and React. The focus of React Native is on developer efficiency across all the platforms you care about - learn once, write anywhere. Facebook uses React Native in multiple production apps and will continue investing in React Native.
      Ionic
      Free and open source, Ionic offers a library of mobile and desktop-optimized HTML, CSS and JS components for building highly interactive apps. Use with Angular, React, Vue, or plain JavaScript.
      Xamarin
      Xamarin鈥檚 Mono-based products enable .NET developers to use their existing code, libraries and tools (including Visual Studio*), as well as skills in .NET and the C# programming language, to create mobile applications for the industry鈥檚 most widely-used mobile devices, including Android-based smartphones and tablets, iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch.
      Apache Cordova
      Apache Cordova is a set of device APIs that allow a mobile app developer to access native device function such as the camera or accelerometer from JavaScript. Combined with a UI framework such as jQuery Mobile or Dojo Mobile or Sencha Touch, this allows a smartphone app to be developed with just HTML, CSS, and JavaScript.
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      Decisions about Create React Native App and Flutter
      Sezgi Ulu莽am
      Sezgi Ulu莽am
      Sr. Software Engineer at StackShare | 6 upvotes 45K views
      Flutter
      Flutter
      React Native
      React Native
      PhoneGap
      PhoneGap
      Apache Cordova
      Apache Cordova
      #NativeApps
      #MobileFrameworks
      #JavaScript

      For a front end dev like me, using a mobile framework for side projects makes more sense than writing a native app. I had used Apache Cordova (formerly PhoneGap) before (because React Native didn't exist yet), and was happy with it. But once React Native came out, it made more sense to go that way instead. It's more efficient and smooth, since it doesn't have the simulation overhead, and has more access to hardware features. It feels cleaner since you don't need to deal with #WebView, using native UI widgets directly. I also considered Flutter . It looks promising, but is relatively new to the game, and React Native seems more stable for now.

      MobileFrameworks #JavaScript NativeApps

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      Gustavo Mu帽oz
      Gustavo Mu帽oz
      Web UI Developer at Globant | 6 upvotes 21.4K views
      JavaScript
      JavaScript
      Visual Studio Code
      Visual Studio Code
      Android Studio
      Android Studio
      Dart
      Dart
      React Native
      React Native
      React
      React
      Flutter
      Flutter
      #Flare

      In my modest opinion, Flutter is the future of mobile development. The framework is as important to mobile as React is to the web. And seeing that React Native does not finish taking off, I am focusing all my efforts on learning Flutter and Dart. The ecosystem is amazing. The community is crazy about Flutter. There are enough resources to learn and enjoy the framework, and the tools developed to work with it are amazing. Android Studio or Visual Studio Code has incredible plugins and Dart is a pretty straight forward and easy-to-learn language, even more, if you came from JavaScript. I admit it. I'm in love with Flutter. When you are not a designer, having a framework focused on design an pretty things is a must. And counting with tools like #flare for animations makes everything easier. It is so amazing that I wish I had a big mobile project right now at work just to use Flutter.

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      Vaibhav Taunk
      Vaibhav Taunk
      Team Lead at Technovert | 16 upvotes 13.2K views
      Visual Studio Code
      Visual Studio Code
      Markdown
      Markdown
      Postman
      Postman
      React Native
      React Native
      Flutter
      Flutter
      MongoDB
      MongoDB
      React
      React
      Angular CLI
      Angular CLI
      .NET Core
      .NET Core

      I am starting to become a full-stack developer, by choosing and learning .NET Core for API Development, Angular CLI / React for UI Development, MongoDB for database, as it a NoSQL DB and Flutter / React Native for Mobile App Development. Using Postman, Markdown and Visual Studio Code for development.

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