Flutter is an open-source UI software development kit created by Google. It is developed for building applications on Android, iOS, Windows, Mac, Linux, Google Fuchsia and the web without knowledge of multiple languages.
The first version of Flutter was released in 2015 and known by the name "SKY" and operated on Android. Flutter 1.0 was released on December 4, 2018, Flutter 1.0 was released at the Flutter Live event, denoting the first "stable" version of the Framework. On December 11, 2019, Flutter 1.12 got released the latest and most amazing version of Flutter.
The major elements of Flutter are:
Flutter is Google’s personal and universal available UI toolkit for developing beautiful, natively compiled applications for mobile, web, and desktop from a single codebase without any prior of other languages except Dart.
React Native App Development is an open-source framework for mobile application development in addition to web application development as well. It was released by Facebook in March 2015. React Native is one of the widely used cross-platform mobile application development frameworks. It is used for Android, iOS, Web and UWP(Universal Windows Platform).
Which one is better - Flutter or React Native?
React Native by Facebook and Flutter by Google are two amazing yet compared cross-platform mobile app development technologies creating fuzz in the mobile app developers world.
Programming LanguageThe main reason for developing cross-platform mobile app development technology is to make it easy for mobile app developers. As now they can use the single programming language to develop apps for both iOS and Android operating systems.
Technical ArchitectureWhile picking up a cross-platform mobile app development framework, it’s very important to consider its technical architecture with other factors.
Flutter — SkiaFlutter uses the Dart framework which has almost all the components inbuilt and hence no bridge is necessary for the communication with the native modules. Dart framework has so many frameworks, like Material Design and Cupertino, packed inside it which provide all the required technologies to develop mobile apps as well as other applications. The Dart framework uses Skia C++ engine which has all the protocols, compositions and channels.
Flutter is the best choice when you choose as per the architecture.
Conclusion There is no best when it comes to the technologies one has to choose as per his needs and demands of the project in hand.