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That We Know About ‘React Native’

Saurabh Dhariwal

Saurabh Dhariwal

A pool of platforms to choose from when it comes to mobile app development. So, why to choose React Native amongst all? Well, that’s exactly the question that we are going to address here in this blog. 


You must have read that React Native is a mobile application framework, coming from the house of Facebook. Let us share our experience and understanding of React Native, which we have grasped from working on 48+ international React Native projects in the past 6+ years. And as always our team of competent React Native developers are eager to share their knowledge with one and all.

Sharing a Little Something That We Know About ‘React Native’

A JavaScript-based framework, React Native is an initiative to utilise the power of React for Native Development. And eventually, revolutionize the entire process of mobile app development. React Native uses the JavaScript library to enable a developer to create native applications for all the prominent & powerful platforms viz. Web, iOS & Android. It solely needs to be coded once and it’s ready to be used for both the platform, which also saves your development time. 


Even from the customer/user perspective, React Native proves its efficiency by delivering an appealing User Interface(UI) & User Experience(UX). Moreover, with strengthening community support, constant innovations and backing from Facebook, React Native has a promising & long future ahead, it seems! 


Technical Strengths & Compatibilities

  • React Native, as mentioned above, is compatible with both the popular & frequently-used platforms - Web, Android as well as iOS.

  • It basically just requires knowledge of HTML, CSS, and JavaScript for someone to be able to create and build a React Native Application.

  • As an open-source framework, it also allows the user to write a native module in the comparable language, which can later be easily linked to the React Native codebase. 

  • Our experience with React Native, also proves that the testing process of the same is a very swift & quick one; enabling the launch faster. 

  • It also easily mingles-up with components written in other languages like Swift, Java & Objective -C. 

  • You can also build a certain part or section of your app in React Native, in order to accelerate & enhance those specific sections. 

Learning React Native
Anyone, who’s familiar with the JavaScript library and its paradigms, can easily learn React Native. Because, a large part of React Native coding comes its parent-library - JavaScript. And since it comes from the house of Facebook, you’ll have opulent support from the community on the whole. Moreover, there’s also ample material available online in the form of tutorials and other stuff.

Sharing a Little Something That We Know About ‘React Native’

Rewards To Be Relished! 
Every technology comes with its own share of pros and cons. So is the case with React Native framework too. But let us first share a list of its advantages with you!
 

  • Developer-Friendly
    A bunch of strong developer tools like intelligent debugging tools, error reporting, and several others makes React Native an easy-to-use & implement framework. All in all, it’s structured in a way that it saves your developers’ time and energy by being a smart framework!
     

  • Reusing Codes
    A developer with the knowledge of React codes can easily create a Web, iOS or Android application in React Native. In fact, most of your codes can easily be shared, except a few. And hence, it’s possible to make the use of a single codebase both all the three aforementioned platforms.
     

  • Class Performance
    The set-backs associated with ‘hybrid’ and ‘mobile web’ applications made them less adoptable. But luckily, React Native aptly addresses those issues without compromising on the positive aspects that were needed. Also, React Native applications being compiled into natively written codes, helps here!
     

  • Cost-effective
    Amidst the growing requirement of mobile applications, React Native is gaining popularity not just because of its advanced technology but also because of the low-cost that it offers. On the contrary, the other native applications aren’t just expensive to develop but equally costly to maintain; which is not the case with React Native apps.

Sharing a Little Something That We Know About ‘React Native’

Drawbacks To Be Tackled! 

Perfection is a myth. And hence, all the good things having said being true about React Native framework, there are a handful of drawbacks as well. And here we share them!
 

  • Improvements On the Way
    As we mentioned earlier, nothing can be free from flaws completely. Similarly, React Native also has got some glitches which are yet to be addressed. There are a handful of custom modules that are missing, because of which you’ll have to code them on your own. The community is aware of the situation and hence, have already started making the improvements.
     

  • Technical Assistance Required
    Despite React Native being an easy-to-use framework, there are certain glitches in it which required technical assistance to fix it. And that means, having an experienced developer with a wealthy knowledge of React would certainly help you to build/maintain a good React Native application.

Concluding Words
In case you feel like sharing a thing or two on the same, feel free to get in touch with our React Native team. We’ll be glad to address your query regarding the same. Also, if you’re in search of someone to develop or maintain a React Native application for you; remember, our 8+ React Native Developers - with an experience of 2+ men-years over 12+ successfully delivered international projects, are just a call/email away. You can also check our selected React Native portfolios here


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