Flutter or PWA for eLearning Business

The era of cross-platform is here!

Flutter and PWA (Progressive Web App) both are winning the hearts of the cross-platform framework developers and confusing people with their similarity.

Both are intended to build cross-platform apps and also promises to deliver the native mobile app experience.

In this article, we will discuss what are PWA and Flutter along with their features and will come to a conclusion by comparing which one is the best for your eLearning business.

PWA (Progressive Web Apps)

Introduced by Google in 2015, PWA is a web application built using common web technologies including HTML, CSS, and JavaScript. These web apps when accessed on mobile devices, it looks and delivers the experience of a native mobile app. It is a promising new technology that offers developers to build cross-platform web apps and sites with a single codebase line.

Features Of PWA

Flutter

Created and released by Google in 2017, Flutter is an open-source mobile application development framework that is used for creating high-performance mobile applications for Android & iOS platforms. Flutter is more than a comprehensive SDK (software development kit) than a framework because it comes with everything that you need to build the cross-platform application with the help of a single codebase line.

Features Of Flutter

Comparison Between PWA And Flutter

      Parameters          PWA          Flutter 


Development Time
PWAs take less development time because of their single codebase lines for the different platform versions. Futter takes more development time when compared to PWAs due to various testing, reloading, and dart analyzer. 


Installation And Download
PWAs require no installation and downloading. It can be simply added to the home screen as a shortcut.Like other native apps, Apps built using the flutter framework requires downloading and installation.


Coding Complexibility
The coding complexibility of PWAs is very low. Normal programming languages like- CSS and JavaScript are used for developing PWAs.The coding complexibility of Flutter is high as it requires a fully object-oriented Dart programming language and C-based syntax style.


Updation
PWAs are free from the app stores. Thus, Automated updates are delivered to all the users.
Like other native apps, updates are not automatically delivered to the users. Users have to download the update from the app store.

Which One Is Best: PWA Or Flutter 

Progressive web apps for eLearning give you the opportunity to target a wide range of desktop and mobile users while Flutter-built apps can be only accessed on limited devices. PWAs have URLs, they can be indexed in Google to provide a good SEO score and greater visibility.

Flutter has a relatively high app size due to inbuilt widgets that require devices with great hardware features to access while PWAs are lightweight that allows instant loading of the web and its contents. 

If you need a fast-performing website as well as a native application at an affordable budget to serve users cross-platform then PWAs should be your choice. Progressive web apps provide a seamless user experience while improving the overall experience of your existing website.

Still, confused about building your eLearning business website and App via PWA or Flutter? Contact us to get answers to all your questions.

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