Over the past 10 years, mobile apps have significantly changed multiple aspects of everyday life. People use apps for banking, shopping, communication, entertainment, and more. There is an app for almost anything these days, with new types of apps being released at an amazing rate. Mobile app use is so widespread that it has led to the creation of a new framework for use by app developers everywhere.
What is React Native?
Before React Native, app developers had to write two versions of each app if they wanted their app to work on both major operating systems – one version written in Java (for Android) and another written in Swift/Obj-C (for iOS). When using React Native, more than 90% of the app’s code can be reused on both operating systems.
Should I Use React Native?
There are many benefits to using React Native over more traditional methods, but it is not appropriate for every app. Consulting with a React Native development company can help you decide if this framework is right for you.
The main benefits of using React Native include a considerably faster development time and a much lower cost. For most app development, using React Native can reduce the needed codebase for an app by as much as 95%. This significantly reduces both the development time and the overall cost of app development.
React Native is not right for every app; it is still relatively new and in some cases, that immaturity can lead to unpredictable results. However, updates are released weekly and community collaboration can often help to resolve any issues. In addition, there are many ready-made solutions and third-party plug-ins to help fill any gaps.
React Native is not always the best choice for an app with a complex user interface that includes multiple interactions, animations, screen transitions, or complex gestures, but these capabilities are improving with each update. In addition, partnering with an experienced React Native development company (along with the React Native community) can help avoid any difficulties.
While not meant for every project, React Native is an exciting new app-building framework that can be used to develop high-quality and scalable mobile apps by utilizing reusable code, a large library of existing code and a community of React Native users who can advise and assist with any snags encountered along the way.