Flutter vs. React Native vs. Ionic Which is better your App?

Do you see people connected with their phones all the time?

Well, the urge to download and try new apps amongst the users is very high, especially when they know that important tasks are converted into pleasant experiences by these applications. In a world full of digital devices, the industry of IT and app developing software is flourishing very well.

Since the mobile is always connected to the internet, and with the internet rates coming to a minimum, the companies are doing very well for themselves. Every company wants to make their app for the growth, irrespective of the size and location of their office. They are more connected with the customers through their applications than in purpose.


Are you worried about how to go about creating your application?

You need not worry, as you can hire an app development company to do all the technical work for you and give you the finished product that is properly tried and tested. If you are looking to develop an app that works well cross-platform, then you must make sure to mention that to the developers, as they will select the platform on which they build the app accordingly.

For a modern app building, it is widely considered that one out of React Native, Iconic and Flutter is the best. Let us introduce the three to you first:

React Native:

React Native

One of the most advanced frameworks to develop an app easily is React Native. Developed by Facebook and Instagram, it is the native version of the JavaScript library. It is not only easy to use to create apps but is also easy to debug and provides other benefits like quick completion of work and its performance on the targeted platforms is also virtuous. Tech giants like Facebook, Instagram, Tesla, and UberEats are some of the tech giants that use the platform for mobile application development.




This platform uses a single code base to develop apps that work across platforms. This also helps in making hybrid applications for companies. Cross-platform applications that are called hybrid use the special tools that are available under the Iconic. You can also get separate applications developed for iOS, Android, and for the web.



The last and as important as the two above, Flutter is another app development platform that is backed by Google. This does not only help develop apps effortlessly but delivers iOS and Android applications that are first-rate and work faster than others. The programming language used by Flutter is called Dart and the app development platform is growing wide and fast than any other app development anywhere. It is even better than React native when it comes to developing native apps. Because of the advanced features used by it, the apps developed on this platform have been high in demand.

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For those who are still wondering about which platform to choose from amongst the three, we have got you covered. Your confusion is soon going to take a backseat as we share the differences between the three clearly here.

    • Community: All three platforms are backed by tech giants like Facebook and Google, hence, the future of all of them is quite bright. However, when we talk about community, it is quite strong for react native and iconic as compared to flutter as the latter one is relatively new in the market. Iconic is built on AngularJS, which has been on the market for a couple of years is more reliable than anything that is recently been launched. But Flutter, which uses the dart language is also taking over by speed and has been delivering interesting applications.


    • Programming Language: Out of all these three, flutter is a bit different as it uses the dart language which is developed by none other than Google itself. It is more modernized and since its inception is quite new, it is object-oriented. Meanwhile, Iconic uses languages like JavaScript, HTML, and CSS, and apart from these languages, it needs a plugin called Cordova. Thirdly, react native uses JavaScript and react library for developing apps for desktop, mobiles, iOS, and android. These three help in developing applications for all platforms. This is one common thing between them.


  • Performance: This is the most important point in the performance of an application that decides the fate or the life of an app. Before deciding upon which platform to use, it is best to see how well the apps perform developed by all three of them. After thorough research only, you should choose one out of the three. The runtime perspective should be good. React native implores native components and APIs, thereby developing an app that looks and feels native.

On the other hand, Iconic uses web technologies including CSS, HTML, and JavaScript to produce cross-platform applications. To wrap up the app in native, the applications developed on this framework requires additional plugins.


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While the above mentioned two work well with native apps and the speed is also good, the youngest framework Flutter is a step ahead of the two as no bridge or medium is required for making the app’s transition happen to native. With the help of dart, it is equipped with a lot of internal tools that help in building native apps. However, there are areas where this framework is lagging behind the rest two. But in the coming future, the prospects of this framework are seen positive.

    • Popularity: The most common and most popular among the three frameworks is undoubtedly React Native. The reason behind this is that it is being used by some of the leading tech giants in the world, and secondly, it is backed by Facebook and Instagram. Secondly, Iconic is not far behind when it comes to popularity as it is easy to use and most popular among the web and mobile app developers. Some popular companies using this framework include the likes of Sworkit, Nationwide, and Pacifica among others. Lastly, talking about the youngest platform Flutter, it is gradually picking up the pace and might give a run for the money to the other two soon. Its popularity has grown leaps and bounds in no time after its introduction in the market. It is being used by Google Ads, Greentea, Alibaba, and more.


  • Architecture: React Native uses a code once and writes it everywhere, this helps in saving a lot of time as the code does not have to be entered over and over again. The JavaScript-enabled framework builds apps that are easier to use and quicker than rivals. Iconic again allows users to reuse the codes that have once been used. Some of the highest interactive apps have been developed on this platform. Flutter offers a good experience to the users as the performance of apps developed under this framework is amazing. The apps are rich in features and easy to use and understand.


Each framework has its own benefits and the app developers assist you in selecting the best suitable framework according to the inclusions you want in your app. While React Native and iconic have been in the game for a long, Flutter too is doing quite well and has a niche for itself in the market. It is very important to figure out which platform you would want to launch your app, and only then you can select a framework. However, all these frameworks allow you to develop an app for cross-platform.

Arun Goyal

Managing Director @ Octal Info Solution, Arun Goyal is a tech-enthusiast and visionary entrepreneur. He loves to talk about technology, and expresses his views about the trends in tech-world through this blog.