When comparing React Native vs Flutter, the Slant community recommends Flutter for most people. In the question“What are the best frameworks for developing cross-platform mobile apps?” Flutter is ranked 1st while React Native is ranked 3rd.
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Pro Allows you to develop native apps
Pro Backed by Facebook
Facebook writes their mobile apps in React Native so the code base gets pretty thoroughly used in some highly demanding scenarios.
Pro More predictable control of the state
The one way data flow, makes it more predictable and easy to control.
Pro Great developer tools debug/hotreload/analyser
Pro Based on Dart language
Dart is a Java like language, easy to learn and startup fast for millions of Java developers.
Pro Open source
Pro A single codebase for iOS AND Android
The developer's goal is to allow people to make apps running at 120 FPS.
Con Steep learning curve
Con If core team doesn't use a certain feature, it's not developed
Whenever there's functionality you need that they don't use in their apps, it's not going to get developed by them, even if it's obvious it should be in the core. They always say to either submit a PR or create a separate module.
Con Still in development
According to the website, Flutter is still in its early stages of development.
Con Based on Dart language
Dart is a Java like language, easy to learn and startup fast for millions of Java developers. BUT if you have to learn it ... it's a con.
Con Dart is unpopular and never gained serious community traction like Kotlin or Java
Con Does not support 32-bit iOS devices
If you plan on targeting iPhone 5, 5C or earlier, you can forget about Flutter.