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As the mobile app development world is inflating at a greater pace, everyone is looking for shorter development cycles, faster deployment, and better app performance. There are many new frameworks that claim the ease of development cycle but, getting user-friendly and feature-rich frameworks aren’t as easy as it seems. In that note hybrid app framework has come a long way to bridge the gap between the performance of a native app and the ease of development of a web app.
Facebook’s React Native framework is on the leading edge of this technology. React Native enables developers to develop cross-platform apps with minimal efforts instead of developing hybrid apps which run in a web-view. Choosing the right framework that offers a native-like experience to the end-users is essential for the development. Hence, here are the 5 reasons why React Native is the right framework for your next hybrid app development project.
This sounds a bit obvious, react native passes the properties of react component to render a view, and as a developer, you simply need to define the structure of the view and where that data should be. It takes such a different method to app development that it gives an instant repulsive reaction. The react patterns offer an extremely powerful way of building applications, thereby the complexity of your application doesn't have to increase too much.
The second half of your application structure is, of course, the user interaction. Application and tools like Facebook’s Flux and Relay complement React's data flow in your application in a neat and scalable manner. In React Native, the layout is executed with CSS style sheets that enable you to define the components alignment, height, margins, borders, and width, as well as fonts and colors. The best thing about this is that using the Flexbox, the components can specify the layout of the children and you don’t have to concern about the screen compatibility.
Hot reloading capability makes React Native quite popular. Because it keeps the app running meanwhile enable to restyle the application code, without rebuilding the entire code at runtime. This way, during development the code will be stacked from the servers and packaged into the app with other resources. This capability is useful especially if you are tweaking the UI without recompiling the entire code.
In React native once the view is declared, all that the developer has to do is to ensure the data inside each component changes when necessary. Means, the developer can use the same source code for deployment of both iOS as well and Android with certain changes. This, in turn, a great saving in development time and cost, theoretically, it cut downs the development effort by half.
React native is an extremely simple and powerful way to build front-end applications. It also allows the developers can work on different versions of the apps to be used in different operating systems. Also, it combines the best in a simple and easy interface for the developer and a unique experience for the end-user. It’s for this reason, more than any other that React Native is an exciting new tool in hybrid app development.