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What Is The Top-notch App Development Approach: Flutter Or Native?

by Aimee Phelps Aimee Phelps is a Digital Marketer at thirstyDevs

Recently, there is rapid growth in mobile app technologies, mobiles have become an elemental part of human life. There is more than one option to build a mobile application. Success begins with selecting the right approach. If any business owners do not know about the different app development approaches. They never choose the best approach for his business.


In this article, we are going to talk about the two app development approaches Flutter Application Development and Native App Development and how it competes with each other. In case you missed our previous blog on how Hybrid apps gain popularity than Native apps, Please read our blog “Why Does Your Business Need Hybrid App Development to Build Your app?”.

Native app development

Native apps are developed for a specific platform, which means you need to write a separate code for each platform you want to support. Native apps are usually built with an IDE (Integrated Development Environment). IDEs are tools used for developing, debugging mobile applications, and many other features that IDE provides. Android Studio, Eclipse, and MS Visual Studio are Popular IDEs for Android app development. Where else Xcode, Swifty, and Appcode are popular IDEs for iOS app development.


Pros of Native Mobile App Development are:

  • Full integration with the device’s functionality

The native apps directly access the device hardware features like Memory, Cameras, GPS, and Microphones when they need it.

  • Exceptional Performance and Better UX

In terms of application performance, native apps are top-notch. Native apps are best with intensive graphics and amazing rendering speeds. That’s why High-End Mobile Games develop with Native App Development. Also, Native apps are known for their fast and responsive design with better User Experience.

  • Availability in digital stores and markets

The native app is easily distributed in different app stores like Playstore or Applestore (these features help to gain findability and user trust for your business).

  • Provides strong mobile data protection

Native apps provide excellent security and also work well with device biometrics. That’s why any Financial Institution like Banks uses Native App Development for his application. Because banks know that his user’s security is an important matter.

Cons of Native Mobile App Development are:

  • Any App Developers need to understand specific programming languages.

  • A native app is more expensive to develop and maintain.

  • Take time to develop.

  • The native app did not provide any type of flexibility

Flutter App Development

Flutter is both an SDK (Software Development Kit) and an open-source mobile application development framework backed by Google. Nowadays Flutter Application Development is getting popularity among different Cross-Platform Frameworks like Ionic, React Native, and many others. High performance, tiny size, delightful visual app styling, support of in-app features like storage, camera, location, make Flutter a strong framework to choose for building a cross-platform mobile application that creates one time and runs on many platforms.

What are the highlights and challenges of using Flutter App Development?

Highlights

  • Hot Reload

Flutter’s hot reload feature helps you easily and quickly experiment, build various User Interfaces, add new features, and fix bugs.

  • Trending Material Design

For using material and minimalistic design throughout your app, flutter just has to use the widgets from the Material Components library.

  • Add-to-application

Flutter can also be integrated into your existing apps as a library or module. That module can be imported into your app to render a part of your app’ UI in a Flutter.

  • Perfect for an MVP App

A Flutter Application Development time is less, and it can be built to look like a Native app on both IOS and Android, allowing you to showcase your app to your investors or the audience within a short span of time.

  • Best for Cross-platform Development

Flutter is a popular cross-platform app development framework where you can have one codebase for 2 different platform-enabled applications. Flutter can also be developed for the Fuchsia, an OS that is currently in the development stage at Google, which is claimed to replace the existing Android OS. Not only mobile apps, web, and desktop apps also made by Flutter.

Challenges

  • Still growing framework

Flutter is a new framework that is just gaining popularity. Therefore, the support and the app developer community size is relatively less. Therefore, app developers may have to resolve the bugs by themselves.

  • Large Application Size

Applications built with Flutter will be larger in size when compared to Native apps, even a simple app built with Flutter will be at least 4Mb in size.

  • App Developers Availability

Flutter uses darts as the language, however, it is easy to learn, app developers who know this language may find it hard to find.

  • Cannot interact with smartphone’s functions directly

Final Word

Flutter App Development has become a powerful framework and can’t be ignored anymore. Whether Flutter will replace the Native App development, still remains a question. Many Flutter App Development Company say that Flutter has a very bright future in Cross-Platform App Development. It has already proved to be the best UI design framework currently available at this point in time.


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About Aimee Phelps Advanced   Aimee Phelps is a Digital Marketer at thirstyDevs

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