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    Flutter Vs Native: Choosing Right Mobile App Development Technology

    By Nemi Mangal | October 31, 2022

    Flutter Vs Native

    Nowadays developers are focusing on using native technologies to build mobile apps for Android and iOS platforms. However the development using native apps is a bit expensive, many businesses have shifted to cross platform app development frameworks like Flutter. Since it decreases expenses and development time, organizations use Flutter app development services. With a single codebase, cross-platform apps deliver apps that perform like native platforms for both Android and iOS.

    It may be not very clear to decide whether to develop two applications with different codebases or one that can run on both the mobile platforms. A thorough correlation considers execution, use cases, application development costs, and numerous different elements to assist you with settling on the most ideal choice. How about we dive into the blog to pick when to involve Native or Flutter technology for mobile app development.

    What is Flutter?

    Flutter is an open-source development framework built by google and launched in 2017. Flutter framework is based on the dart programming language and is best for building high quality UI components. It is the best choice for developing attractive natively computed apps for multiple platforms with the help of a single codebase. This framework has massive community support from developers and google. Additionally, Google keeps the framework updated continuously and releases new versions. Their many popular apps are built using the flutter app development technology.

    What are Native Technologies?

    In native technologies, the apps developed using native are built for a particular platform, such as Android or iOS. Developers use some of the popular programming languages and tools such as :

    Android: Java, Kotlin, and Android Studio

    iOS: Swift, Objective-C, and Xcode

    The main benefit of native application development is that developers are free to use all built-in capabilities of a device such as a camera, GPS, accelerometer, compass, and more. The users must visit a specific store or apple app stores to download and use the app.

    Reasons to choose a Native app development:

    1. Native framework develop app faster with a hard OS-embedded connection within the app and the device
    2. Able to use mobile device hardware to access native tools
    3. Build the latest native apps within a given timeline and set budget
    4. Keep applications updated continuously
    5. Upgrade apps according to the new OS version release 
    6. Allow simple and sophisticated features with proper security and reliability 
    7. Develop apps with flawless performance and speed with easy navigation-based UI for capturing a wide range of users. 

    Reasons to choose Flutter

    1. Build a Single code that has both front-end and back-end features.
    2. Using flutter you can develop a solid, dynamic, and materialistic design experience.
    3. You can also develop native apps with emerging cloud services and real-time databases. 
    4. Flutter uses responsive widgets and on-demand mobile features to develop your MVP
    5. Implement code magic to help continuous implementation to provide a smooth development process
    6. Flutter reduces time to market and will reach a limited target  audience with cross-platform apps

    Essential Comparison of Flutter vs Native Technologies

    1. UI Components 

    Developers need a maximum amount of time to design the UI of an application. For building apps using Native app development, google provides a different number of UI components. For Android app development, the android studio layout editor is used to create UI for the android app. iPhone app development use an interface builder editor within Xcode to create a simple UI without any code.

    Flutter app development uses three different types of widgets to create UI that are stateful, stateless, and inherited widgets. This flutter provides developers to apply particular widgets for a platform. Developers can use the Cupertino widget for iOS and Material components for Android.

    2. Development Speed & Cost

    Native technologies work on the principle of ‘Write Twice, Run Twice.’ So, it requires a lot of your time and increases the cost. Flutter is a cross-platform framework that works on the principle of ‘Write Once, Run Anywhere.’ So, a developer can develop an application for two different platforms utilizing the same codebase. It remarkably decreases the app development cost and time.

    3. Application Performance

    Native app development works effectively without using external libraries. Also, native apps consume a maximum of 50% of the complete GPU performance. Whereas Flutter requires built-in native components to develop mobile applications. Flutter also uses the Skia library to load graphics on various devices efficiently. That’s why Flutter consumes twice the memory as compared to the native applications.

    4. Features & Integrations

    Native app developers have abilities to integrate their frameworks and programming languages depending on the software design pattern and the application performance. But integrating third-party libraries and plugins is not difficult. But it can be challenging for developers who don’t know how to use Dart’s functionality

    5. Availability of Developers

    If you need an app developer for an Android app using native app development technology is quite easy. Also there are many skilled iPhone app developers present in the market. In the shot, you can find Android and iPhone developers easily using native technology. Flutter is comparatively new in the market. so there are not so many developers who are familiar with this technology. 

    6. Code Maintenance

    Maintaining code in native applications is time-consuming and costly. The first developer needs to spend time handling two codebases then needs to detect bugs and update them regularly. Whereas in Flutter app development code is maintained fast. because a single code is maintained for two separate platforms.


    Both Flutter and native app development offer different advantages and choosing one of them is not an easy task. Choosing the most suitable technology includes several factors like demand, cost and business objectives. We see different benefits of both technologies you can now choose according to your business requirement which technology is most suitable. If you need the latest animation to be integrated Native technology is the best or you want faster app development at a low cost you must choose flutter app development. WDP Technologies is one of the best web and mobile app development companies offering multiple development services using many different technologies. You can hire mobile app developers from our organization to help you in completing your business requirements.