This article puts three of the top development frameworks — Angular, React Native, and Flutter — under the lens of comparison.
The building of cross-platform mobile apps is trending in the digital era. However, choosing the best frameworks for your web development project is still one of the most vexing tasks ever.
This article puts three of the top development frameworks—Angular, React Native, and Flutter—under the lens of comparison. These are the three most popular cross-platform mobile development frameworks that are being used to build thousands of mobile apps today.
On the other hand, both React Native and Flutter are relatively new and come with a lot of similar advantages, awesome tooling, and native features. However, all three do have their differences.
Let’s compare React Native, Flutter, and Angular based on several factors:
- Unit Testing
- User Interface (UI/UX)
- Community Support
In the end of this article you'll find a list of companies using React Native, Flutter and Angular.
- Flutter: Flutter is the new kid in the block when it comes to frameworks. Testing a new framework can be challenging, but Flutter employs Dart, which provides an outstanding unit testing framework. Flutter also provides you with an excellent choice for testing widgets on a headless runtime at unit test speeds.
- Angular: In Angular, testing and debugging for a complete project is achievable with a single tool, like Protractor, Jasmine, or Karma. Another great tool that debugs the app in development mode is the browser extension Augury.
- React Native: You will ideally need a bridge in React to call Swift, Windows, Android, or Mac APIs. Developers face issues while creating hybrid apps but seldom encounter performance-related issues for native apps. React offers seamless performance in all typical cases and is highly reliable.
- Angular: AngularJS is recognized for its moderate performance while dealing with complex and dynamic applications. React and Flutter apps perform quicker than Angular apps of the same size. However, some new versions of Angular are somewhat faster compared with React.