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Why I recommend REACT Native mobile app

What does it mean to build a mobile app using the React Native framework? How is it different from the existing native versus hybrid app development approaches?

Facebook’s React Native framework allows app developers to build a native mobile app in a hybrid way. In other words, you build the app just once for both Android & iOS platforms using ReactJS, and the app is simply coded in a way that it invokes “native” elements, to render a “native app” like user experience. You could also reuse the code you’ve written for “responsive web”. With this approach, the UI/UX is rendered using actual native elements & resources, and hence the final user experience is not as bad as a web-view inside an app.

Some companies that have adopted React native

Summary of benefits

  • Auto – refresh: React Native framework is developer friendly, in terms of ease of implementing quick changes and rolling out upgrades. It automates code refreshes and instead of recompiling, the app reloads instantly. This is particularly helpful when developing apps for industries like media / news and ecommerce.
  • Code reuse: React Native offers an advantage of reusing code between android and iOS platforms. React Native is business friendly as it saves time, costs and effort needed to write native code in two different platforms like java in Android and xcode in iOS, thus saving development costs. App upgrades can be rolled out faster, than on native, again saving time and costs of pushing new feature upgrades, on an ongoing basis.
  • SDK Version independency: SDK platforms like Android and iOS keep updating with time. This affects the apps that were written in previous versions of the platforms. With React Native, the dependency on the SDK version gets eliminated, as the code runs on the Javascript engine.

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