|Allows for rapid prototyping
|Not suitable for high performance or UI intensive apps
|Not meant for game development
|It's angular JS
What is Flutter? Flutter is a mobile app SDK, which is used to help developers and designers build modern mobile apps for Android and iOS. Google Flutter is a game-changer when it comes to delivering first-rate native experiences. Flutter is growing in popularity and often compared with React Native and other best cross-platform app development tools. Flutter is a user interface software development kit to develop mobile applications using a single code Dart. On Android, it is integrated with the inbuilt Java Code and while on iOS, it is integrated with Objective C and Swift. Advantages and Disadvantages of Flutter
|Need to learn Dart
|Lack of community support
|Backed by Google
|Lack of promotion
|Compiled into Native C
|Lack of friendly documentation
|Custom graphics engine
|Standards-based Web Components
|Native API access
|Native plugin library, using Flutter native packages
|Native plugin library, using Cordova and Capacitor
|Mobile, Desktop, Web
|Mobile, Desktop, Web, PWA
Top 7 Attributes of Flutter and Ionic To decide which one is better for Cross-Platform Mobile App Development, I have listed top 7 Attributes.
|The Language Stack
|It uses Dart to develop high-quality applications for Android, iOS, and the web.
|It utilizes web technologies to render an application. This approach significantly decreases the speed. So the performance is not upto the mark.
|Flutter provides the best User Interfaces.
|Ionic UI renders everything in HTML and CSS. To give native mobile experience, it applies Cordova.
|Market and Community
|Flutter is a new framework for the community right now and not very popular.
|After React, it is the second most popular framework. It empowers developers to build native mobile apps in the fastest possible way.
|In Flutter, we need to add dedicated files for both Android and iOS platforms depending upon their rules.
|Whatever the OS has given, they will work similarly well on every one of them.
|JustWatch, Pacifica, Nationwide and many more.
|Engineers can utilize these systems and their libraries for free.
|It is a free open-source framework for developing cross-platform mobile applications. But, there is also a Pro version which is paid.
Finally Several key factors play an important role while deciding a framework for your cross-platform app development. You need to consider several factors such as budget, time, application size, platforms, and so on. We see mixed results.
- Awesome reusability.
- The widgets don’t adapt to the underlying platform, instead by default you use Material Design on both platforms.
- The Flutter team is providing more and more iOS-styled components.
- You can find out on which platform you’re running and you can manually swap widgets but that's a bit more work than required by Ionic.
- If you need platform-specific re-styling, you can move the position of Flutter on the slider further to the right.
- Awesome reusability!
- The “wrapped web app” concept ensures that you can easily re-use your code - you’re just building a wrapped web app in the end.
- The huge component library of adaptive components (i.e. automatically styled for the platform the app runs on) also helps.