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Flutter vs Xamarin Forms: What are the differences?

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; Xamarin Forms: * A complete cross-platform UI toolkit for .NET developers*. A mobile application framework for building user interfaces.It easily create native user interface layouts that can be shared across Android, iOS, and Windows Phone.

Flutter and Xamarin Forms can be categorized as "Cross-Platform Mobile Development" tools.

Flutter is an open source tool with 69.5K GitHub stars and 8.11K GitHub forks. Here's a link to Flutter's open source repository on GitHub.

According to the StackShare community, Flutter has a broader approval, being mentioned in 42 company stacks & 146 developers stacks; compared to Xamarin Forms, which is listed in 6 company stacks and 7 developer stacks.

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What is Flutter?

Flutter is a mobile app SDK to help developers and designers build modern mobile apps for iOS and Android.

What is Xamarin Forms?

A mobile application framework for building user interfaces.It easily create native user interface layouts that can be shared across Android, iOS, and Windows Phone.
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      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.
      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.
      Android SDK
      Android provides a rich application framework that allows you to build innovative apps and games for mobile devices in a Java language environment.
      Java
      Java is a programming language and computing platform first released by Sun Microsystems in 1995. There are lots of applications and websites that will not work unless you have Java installed, and more are created every day. Java is fast, secure, and reliable. From laptops to datacenters, game consoles to scientific supercomputers, cell phones to the Internet, Java is everywhere!
      Kotlin
      Kotlin is a statically typed programming language for the JVM, Android and the browser, 100% interoperable with Java
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      Decisions about Flutter and Xamarin Forms
      Sezgi Ulu莽am
      Sezgi Ulu莽am
      Sr. Software Engineer at StackShare | 6 upvotes 57.4K 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 25.8K 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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      Greg Neumann
      Greg Neumann
      Indie, Solo, Developer | 6 upvotes 70.1K views
      TypeScript
      TypeScript
      Vue.js
      Vue.js
      Electron
      Electron
      Quasar Framework
      Quasar Framework
      ASP.NET
      ASP.NET
      Xamarin Forms
      Xamarin Forms
      .NET Core
      .NET Core
      Xamarin
      Xamarin

      Finding the most effective dev stack for a solo developer. Over the past year, I've been looking at many tech stacks that would be 'best' for me, as a solo, indie, developer to deliver a desktop app (Windows & Mac) plus mobile - iOS mainly. Initially, Xamarin started to stand-out. Using .NET Core as the run-time, Xamarin as the native API provider and Xamarin Forms for the UI seemed to solve all issues. But, the cracks soon started to appear. Xamarin Forms is mobile only; the Windows incarnation is different. There is no Mac UI solution (you have to code it natively in Mac OS Storyboard. I was also worried how Xamarin Forms , if I was to use it, was going to cope, in future, with Apple's new SwiftUI and Google's new Fuchsia.

      This plethora of techs for the UI-layer made me reach for the safer waters of using Web-techs for the UI. Lovely! Consistency everywhere (well, mostly). But that consistency evaporates when platform issues are addressed. There are so many web frameworks!

      But, I made a simple decision. It's just me...I am clever, but there is no army of coders here. And I have big plans for a business app. How could just 1 developer go-on to deploy a decent app to Windows, iPhone, iPad & Mac OS? I remembered earlier days when I've used Microsoft's ASP.NET to scaffold - generate - loads of Code for a web-app that I needed for several charities that I worked with. What 'generators' exist that do a lot of the platform-specific rubbish, allow the necessary customisation of such platform integration and provide a decent UI?

      I've placed my colours to the Quasar Framework mast. Oh dear, that means Electron desktop apps doesn't it? Well, Ive had enough of loads of Developers saying that "the menus won't look native" or "it uses too much RAM" and so on. I've been using non-native UI-wrapped apps for ages - the date picker in Outlook on iOS is way better than the native date-picker and I'd been using it for years without getting hot under the collar about it. Developers do get so hung-up on things that busy Users hardly notice; don't you think?. As to the RAM usage issue; that's a bit true. But Users only really notice when an app uses so much RAM that the machine starts to page-out. Electron contributes towards that horizon but does not cause it. My Users will be business-users after all. Somewhat decent machines.

      Looking forward to all that lovely Vue.js around my TypeScript and all those really, really, b e a u t I f u l UI controls of Quasar Framework . Still not sure that 1 dev can deliver all that... but I'm up for trying...

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      Vaibhav Taunk
      Vaibhav Taunk
      Team Lead at Technovert | 24 upvotes 60K 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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