6 Reasons to Learn React Native For App Development
In our last blog, we saw that Google is now using kotlin for app development and Android studio 3 has all build in features for kotlin. But this is not the end for other tools & languages.
React Native For App Development
In 2015, React Native was released for iOS and Android platforms. At present, I think it is the most successful alternative technology for mobile development. If you want to build your presence on both Android and iOS platform but doesn’t have the time or budget to develop apps for both the platforms separately, React Native is perfect for you.
Several popular apps like Instagram, Airbnb, Walmart, UberEats, Tesla, Skype, etc have already used this framework. React Native provides all the essential and advanced methods of hybrid mobile app development. So we have gathered six reasons to use React Native for App Development
1. React Native is really ‘Native’.
Although conceptually React Native is shown among the hybrid application frameworks, it can be safely said that the features it contains are far beyond the hybrid word. Facebook’s emphasis on adding ‘Native’ word to the name of the technology and React Native presentation at the homepage of the project shows that it is quite ambitious in this regard.
The keyword here is that React Native can produce applications that are entirely native components, as opposed to the idea that it works on WebView, as it first thought.
It has easy syntax so that you can write flawlessly. For allowing to load app ultra fast it uses the ReactJs UI library developed by Facebook. It comes with a unique feature called ‘live to reload’ that allows viewing the latest code changes at once by splitting the screen into two parts. The first screen shows the code and other shows the output, it can cut the cost to 50%.
3. Very Large Community Support
React Native has a very high number of developer base now. It has been increasing its popularity since its first publication. The keyword React Native has increased searches over time according to Google. In addition, many projects outside Facebook also produce libraries for React Native. You can easily find solutions to difficulties faced in deployment.
4. Better Focus on UI
While developing apps the main thing that attracts the most is good UI and React native is completely focused on UI. The declarative API makes it quite easier to understand your requirements and predict the user interface. It’s not easy to maintain an app with various states especially when it starts growing. You have to continuously monitor the changes and keep on modifying them from time to time. However, with React Native, you only have to focus on the current state of your UI.
5. Update Applications Remotely
You want to add a new property to your application. You’ve added this feature on both Android and iOS and you need to update your applications already on the market. One of the problems here is that you can instantly publish your Android app on Google Play while you’ll be under the control of AppStore. This means that the features you develop are published at different times on different platforms.
Now, let’s talk about reusability. React Native brings blocks that are made up of reusable ‘native components’. Almost every section of Android/iOS (OS) have their equivalents in React Native. These components compile directly thus enabling developers to maintain platform’s look and feel.
Earlier in hybrid apps, it wasn’t possible to get a component-specific structure. But with React Native, this structure allows developers to build apps using agile web-based methodologies.