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Why You Should Consider React Native For Your Next Mobile Application Development

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Native React for Mobile App Development

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Right from the time of inception, React Native had been the central point of interesting discussion for developers. During the initial phases, developers were quite uncertain about its challenges, and performance while using it. React Native is not the de facto solution to develop mobile apps instead, it is an effective solution combining the JavaScript and HTML codes to ship a cross-platform app without compromising user experience.

When we say about mobile app development, there are two major streams - iOS and Android. To develop iOS and Android apps, we need experts in Swift or Objective C, Java or Kotlin, Cocoa Touch, Android SDK, XML and the list keeps growing with libraries and other testing tools. For instance, with React Native, developers can code the app by adding multiple modules to perform on various smartphones in a similar manner. This is why today's developers prefer React Native and the biggies like Facebook, Instagram and Walmart etc are using react native apps.

If you are planning to create highly reliable, flexible, and interactive apps, React Native will be the right choice. Let’s look at the promising features of React Native to develop your next mobile app in a quick and effective way.

Learn It For Once, Write Anywhere

With React Native, developers will have the opportunity to build world-class application experiences on both iOS and Android platforms. React Native allows developers to build applications based on JavaScript, and deploy on multiple app development platforms. React native provides a single wrapped-up container environment to develop and run apps natively on any device.

Exactly Same As Native

With React Native, we can build apps that is identical from an app developed using Objective-C or Java. React Native utilizes exact iOS and Android UI components and just put them together using JavaScript and React. That means apps built through React Native are compiled into a natively written code, to function the same as a natively written app. One major unique difference is, React Native runs the JavaScript code on the background thread rather than running the code on the main thread.

Reusability

Reusability is a key feature of React Native. In React Native the building blocks are treated as native components that can be compiled directly into the native languages of Swift or Objective C for iOS and Java or Kotlin for Android. Simply, with React Native you can share Application logic across the two platforms which means, we can nearly reuse 70% of code between iOS and Android. It's worth mentioning, Facebook stated that their Ad Manager application has 87% of code reuse across the two platforms. React Native allows more agile and rapid approach in mobile development without sacrificing quality and usability.

Faster Development

React Native provides swift reloading or ‘live reload’ feature, which means every time when you code you can view change in real-time and reload them instantly. Simply you don’t need to wait for your XCode or Android Studio to finish its recompiling. React Native puts their JavaScript code in a single bundle in a single location, which is either served from a server or bundled in the app. This means a developer can make use of developer tools in Chrome or Safari for debugging purpose, which collectively results in swift development.

Fast And Easy Updating

Being a Hybrid App Development environment, all the major source codes and logics are developed using JavaScript in a single core file regardless of development platform. This enables developers to Fix bugs in a short time compared to native mobile apps. Another pro of react native is the ability create new versions of the mobile applications with new features in short turnaround timeline.

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