You May Be Overreacting To React Native. Or Maybe Not!

You May Be Overreacting To React Native. Or Maybe Not!


Developers when used to work on any cross platform application they used to face many application performance issues and these application owners have to compromise on delivering stage as developers used to fail in offering the same smooth experience to their users as native could give. Since not everyone can afford the native development of Android and iOS, switching to cross-platform app development was the better choice as a maximum code is reused on both iOS and Android platforms which saves a lot of development time and costs.

Today many mobile app developers are adopting React Native. This number is growing exponentially. Also, React Native has a similar concept of building user interfaces which were introduced by React. React Native treats user interfaces as a function data which leads to simplicity and also consider it superior in terms of most of the other frameworks.

Let us know some reasons to consider React Native:

1- Consider iOS And Android Both

In the initial stage, Facebook only developed React Native which supported iOS. Recent support of Android, the library can easily render mobile user interfaces for both platforms. Facebook made React Native as open-source with an aim of compatibility with other platforms like Windows or tvOS. This is worked on wonderfully by a community so stay tuned for latest changes and updates.

2- JavaScript Coding

Well, as a developer you have to have the knowledge of Swift for iOS or Java for Android but knowing JavaScript will solve the entire purpose. With JavaScript, you can easily develop with React Native. You just have to be well versed with basic UI elements and design patterns. With JavaScript, you can quickly pick-up coding things and therefore easily a front-end developer can become a mobile developer.

3- Easy UI Development

React Native is very much focused only on building a mobile UI. React Native layout is implemented with CSS-like stylesheets. Here you can specify components like margins, height, width, borders, fonts, and colors. If we compare React Native with AngularJS or MeteorJS, React Native is lot UI focused and therefore making it more of JS library than any framework. React Native UI is highly responsive and quite smooth. This ensures that application has quicker load times in comparison to hybrid app.

4- Reusability

React Native framework has a successful ability to reuse code across multiple platforms. It is best known for its reusability feature which makes Xamarin app development less time-consuming and effortless. You simply do not have to bother to write code from scratch but same app code can be used to various platforms, therefore developers enjoy agile and fast development.

5- Optimize App With Native Code

React Native smoothly combines with components which are written in Objective-C, Swift, and Java therefore anytime if developer or application owner feels like dropping down to native code for optimizing few components of application one can easily do the same. Such feature of React Native is a huge advantage for businesses who want to enhance their existing application but do not want to overhaul it.

Summing Up

React Native, comprises of a lot of merits as using it developers can create app code which is compatible both for iOS and Android and this evolves an open source community for it. No matter you are pro or a just a beginner in JS, React Native must be given a try.

Share with us your opinion in using React Native and learn from the proficient app developers.

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Rachit Agarwal

Rachit Agarwal

Director and Co-Founder at Algoworks Technologies
Rachit is leading the mobility business development function, mobility strategy and consulting practice at Algoworks. He is an expert of all mobile technologies and has experience in managing teams involved in the development of custom iPhone/iPad/Android apps.
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