What is React Native App Development?

React Native is an open-source JavaScript framework that allows us to build native mobile apps for both Android and iOS. React Native was developed by Meta and is the framework of choice for mobile app development for some of the largest companies in the world including Instagram, Airbnb, and UberEATS. 

React Native is all about efficiency – development is more agile and easier while creating apps with the framework. Perhaps the biggest draw of React Native is that there is one code to rule them all – developers need only focus on the JavaScript instead of separately coding for iOS and Android platforms.

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Why we choose React Native as our framework

Faster to develop with and easier to maintain, there are numerous reasons why we develop apps with React Native. Here are some of the top benefits this robust framework provides:

Code sharing and reusability.

Quite possibly the biggest benefit of the framework is that React Native helps with code sharing across platforms (iOS and Android devices). This code sharing and reusability makes the framework incredibly efficient to work with. This means that we are not required to rewrite code multiple times to achieve the same logic – it allows our team to create platform-specific versions of components so a single codebase can share code across platforms. One team can maintain two platforms and share a common technology — React Native. 

For our clients, that means considerable cost-savings in maintaining one codebase for two platforms (iOS & Android), as opposed to separate codebases, which drives up not only development cost but also maintenance.

A well-known and accessible framework.

React Native uses JavaScript which is one of the most widely-used programming languages. This means that onboarding developers to maintain your React Native app should be relatively easy – if a developer can build a JavaScript website, chances are they can also work adeptly within React Native.

React Native is focused on UI and performance. 

You do not have to compromise between cost and quality with React Native. Native apps are developed specifically for different platforms and will typically have better UI/UX. Hybrid mobile applications use a combination of JavaScript, HTML, and CSS – Hybrid apps are quicker to make, but tend to have weaker performance and quality.

Applications built with React Native will maintain high performance because the framework is UI focused – apps will load quickly and smoothly. React Native displays 60 frames per second and provides a native look and feel to your app. On top of the performance benefits, you also get a more efficient framework to actually develop in. As a result, with React Native, you achieve optimal performance at a fraction of the cost. 

The React Native framework has an active community.

The React Native community is massive. Developers are engaged in supporting the framework, adding in new tools to the open source, and providing support. Having a community built around an open source framework like React Native makes troubleshooting, learning, estimating, and planning that much easier.

Development-friendly features like Hot Reloading.

A nice perk to the framework is the Hot Reloading feature, it enables us to keep the app running while implementing new versions and refining the UI. Instead of recompiling, apps reload instantly. This React Native feature enhances productivity and reduces overall development time – saving you money. 

Custom React Native App Development For Your Company

React Native apps are faster to build, easier to use, and in many cases offer better quality. React Native gives your audience the experience of having a Native app, while you get the cost-saving benefits associated with developing and maintaining one codebase.

Plus, it’s not just our award-winning apps running React Native, either. Well-known apps like Facebook, Instagram, Uber Eats, Pinterest and more all run on React Native.

It’s likely the right choice for you, and nobody knows it better than us.

Check out our mobile app development services to learn more.


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