Most mobile app developers look for a great app performance, quick development cycle, and faster deployment. With two operating systems found dominating the scene today, mobile app developers need to compromise either with faster development cycle or a better user experience when they rely on a given development environment. The good news here is hybrid app frameworks have evolved greatly today to bridge the gap found in between an app’s performance and the ease of development. Here are some good reasons why React Native is considered the future of hybrid app development.
Covers iOS and Android
Facebook developed React Native initially to support iOS. However, in course of its evolution, it has also come to offer its support for Android OS. Now it is capable of offering its UI for both these platforms. While attempting to use React Native to build its own Ads Manager app, Facebook created both iOS and Android versions with the help of the same development team. Since React Native is an open source platform, the development community can come up with ideas to make it compatible with other platforms like Windows and tvOS.
Reusable components make it possible to render natively
React Native’s reusable building blocks can directly compile to native. Those components that you might use for iOS or Android have their equivalents in React Native too. Hence it is possible to get a consistent feel and look. This component based structure facilitates building agile apps based on a web-style approach to app development process. The app can be faster and have great looks and functionalities of native mobile apps.
You won’t have to rewrite while trying to apply React Native’s UI components to an existing app’s code
If you wish to augment an existing app of yours without overhauling it, it is possible to incorporate React Native components into your app’s code easily. If you have a hybrid app developed on Ionic and Cordova, you can easily use the Cordova based codes with the help of a plugin.
A highly popular framework among developers
React Native App Development is highly efficient
React Native brings in speed and agility into hybrid developing environment while assuring native results.
Several added advantages of React Native
Third party plugins make it possible that you will not have to depend on WebView for some functionalities. For instance, while adding Google Maps to your app, React Native makes it possible to link this plugin with a native module. Hence it is possible for you to link the map with some functions of the device like compass, rotate and zoom. This also means you will use lesser memory and hope to load faster. If your app can support older operating systems, this means your app will run smoothly.